Large coastal town with little to do on a Sunday, except beach front and market entertainment
Padang is a big city, of relevance to me – and most tourists – because of its airport. However, with a few hours spare on a Sunday afternoon, one can explore the beach front, the fishing port and the market. Not much more, because everything else is closed. Entertaining enough, though, as is the food: Padang has given its name to Makanan Padang, or Padang food, which is served all over Indonesia, in small restaurants or street stalls. Lots of small dishes, predominantly fish, and pretty spicy, but delicious nevertheless. A few photos.