Our taxi driver/tour guide in Padang ,
i wonder what happen to him after the recent earth quake
This picture was take in 2006 during my first trip to padang.I wonder the present condition of Padang after the recent eartquake , it must have dramatically change the landscape.
Istana Pagaruyung is also known as Istano Basa is located in Batusangkar , Padang , Indonesia.The existing palace was actually a replica of the original palace which is located at Batu Patah which was burnt in 1804 during a bloody riot.It was rebuilt but was burnt again in 1966.
The existing replica was built in 1976.The interior and the exterior layout of this building have similarity to Istana Lama Seri Menanti , Negeri Sembilan , Malaysia.