Batusangkar, W Sumatra, June 4 (Antara Sumbar) ‚Äď Total of 120 Tour de Singkarak (TdS) riders that finish in Istano Basa Pagaruyung on stage III, Tuesday served with special food of Tanahdatar by eating ‚Äúbajamba‚ÄĚ.
Besides riders, eating ‚Äúbajamba‚ÄĚ also attended by Ministry of Tourism and Economy Creative Sapta Nirwandar, Deputy of West Sumatra Governor Muslim Kasim, Tanahdatar Regent M. Shadiq Pasadigoe, Chief of Provincial Legislative Assembly Zuldafri Darma, Agam Regent Indra Catri, Chief of Police Lutfi Martadian, and Deputy of Tanahdatar Regent Hendri Arnis.
‚ÄúBesides eating ‚Äúbajamba‚ÄĚ, riders and official also wear ‚Äúkain sarung‚ÄĚ (traditional cloth) and ‚Äúdeta‚ÄĚ (cloth tied in head) to respect traditional house Istano Basa Pagaruyung as souvenir,‚ÄĚ M. Shadiq said in Pagaruyung.
Before eating ‚Äúbajamba‚ÄĚ in Istano Basa Pagaruyung, riders are welcomed by ‚Äúsiriah carano‚ÄĚ and traditional art performance, talempong pacik, gandang tasa, and art performance.
Regent said service of special dinner ceremony and art performance, which can introduce tourism object to international, it can give positive impact for local economy.
‚ÄúRiders are from various countries, they can enjoy cultural art, special food, and beautiful view of Minangkabau nature, so it can be unforgettable moment for them,‚ÄĚ he said.
On stage III, riders start from Padangpanjnag City at 10.00 WIB to Pariaman, Lubukbasung, Kelok 44, Bukittinggi City, and Tanahdatar, then they go to Padangpanjang, finish at Istano Basa Pagaruyung at 16.20 WIB with distance 108 kilometer. (**/fan/jno)
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