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KNOWING OF LAKE TOBA
Lake Toba is a beautiful and excotic place in North Sumatera-Indonesia
Lake Toba is located in 1000m high with the temperature 240 c – 290 c
Lake Toba is the biggest vulcanic lake in the world. Its length about 100km and width is about 300 km, 505 m in depth. Suppose that Lake Toba was formed about 73.000 – 75.000 years ago, with the high explosion result of vulcanic as the vulcanic eruption of lake toba.
The explosion of lake toba is a very imposing explosion, the high explosion is about 10 km, 8,0 VEI ( Vulcanik Explocivity Index), 2800 km3 material of Vulcanik. Dust of Vulcanik spread half of the earth like china and Africa (Craig Chesner – Michigan Tecnological University).
The explosion of lake toba also reduced the temperature of earth 30 c – 50 c and destroyed
60 % human in the earth.
After the highest explosion of lake toba very wide caldera formed. Then fill with water with big volume, this is now known by the name “ Lake Toba ”. Lake Toba is also known as “ Geopark Caldera Toba “ Which in the world’s largest caldera. Lake Toba is the first main tour destination north Sumatera and the third main tour in Indonesia after Bali and Jogja. Beside tour destination Lake Toba also fungtion as, transportasion, of electric energy.
In the middle of Lake Toba, There is a big island, Samosir island and small island, Tao island.
KNOWING OF SAMOSIR ISLAND
Samosir island is a big island which in the middle of lake toba. The biggest vulcanik island in the world.
Samosir island is located at a high 900 m – 100 m, with temperatur between 240 c – 290 c
The wide of samosir island is 640 m2, which habited with 7500 people and in teritorial divide into 6 (six) subdistricts
The process of samosir island suppose that 73.000 – 75.000 years ago, with process, as follows :
After explosion of lake toba which very amazing, very wide cauden formed then fill with water with largevolume , large volume of water pressure, until the magma is not out compelied to form a vast expanse, called samosir island. Samosir island is also known as main tour destination in north sumatera and the third main tour in Indonesian after Bali and Jogja.
Language of instruction is the language of the island of the samosir island batak language but can also use the national language ( Indonesia language ) and some are able to communicate with english because already commoniy visited by tourists from all countries.
A visit to the island of samosir travelis malaysia-singapore-europe-america the society of samosir island (Batak Ethnic) very friendly, honest,adaptable and spoken very loudly. Samosir island is also liked by local tourits because samosir island is a place which very comfortable and safe. Never criminal acts in samosir island who performed by the society. Batak ethnic is the one of their ability to adapt. Batak ethnic also known upholds tribal custom and respect to ancestors, up along the road on the samosir island many found the tomb of the majestic and luxurios, as a tribute to ancestors and also demonstrate the sucess of their children.
Activity on the samosir island : business tourist, agriculture, livestock operations ( land and water ), handicraft ( ulos and carving ), and others.
Tour place in Samosir island – lake toba Travelled to the island of samosir is an excellent choice, because can enjoy a beutiful batak, see the beuty of lake toba, enjoy fresh fish from lake toba besides that it also can enjoy attractions such as; - Tomok, is the best place for buying gift, fruits and vegetables . There is also a grave of a king sidabutar - Ambarita, you can look the residence of batak family thestone of the chair is a place for meeting and execution. You can also buy souvenir from hardmaking of in habitant - Simanindo, can have traditional dance batak and you can also see the museum. - Hotspring, this place is out of samosir island over the bridge from pangururan is a good place for enjoy and can have hot water - Tele, is a place in samosir island, this place is used for taking a picture because in tele, there is menara pandang, every people may ride with IDR 3.000 pax. - Lake sidihoni, This lake is at 7 km from pangururan, this place is rarely visited because the road is not enough good. - Lumban Suhi-suhi : where we can see how the mother of batak family weave ulos ( their traditional cloth) you can buy ulos in this place.
TRANSPORTATION TO LAKE TOBA – SAMOSIR ISLAND
Public Bus - Sejahtera Transindo Route: Medan – Tebing Tinggi, P siantar - parapat( lake toba ) use a boat if you want to across lake samosir. Station boat in parapat is at Tiga Raja. The ticket costs Rp. 10.000 it takes 30 minutes, this boat takes to take hotels as your destination.
- S. Pribumi Forty seats, this station is at Jamin Ginting street, padang bulan medan Route: Medan –Tebing Tinggi, P siantar-parapat ajibata( Ferry station). Cross lake toba by using ferry- tomok
- SAMPRI Fourteen seats, this station is at Jamin Ginting street, padang bulan medan Route: Medan – berastagi - k.Jahe – dairi – tele – lake toba samosir ( go into the lake using bridge) Bus is rarely used by many tourists, because it takes too long and the smoke in the bus also disturb them
Train This bus station is at lapangan merdeka medan there is one train which leaves to p. Siantar everyday from p.siantar you can use a bus to prapat. This way is not often use, because it’s not efficient.
By Plane Leaves form Kuala namu International Airport to silangit (the nearest airport in lake toba) from silangit you can use a hire car, as Lake Toba Tour-Travel, ☎+6282163766720 ([email protected]) http://www.laketobatour-travel.com. However it would be better , if you make a promise first, so that hire car will be waited for you
GO AROUND IN SAMOSIR ISLAND - LAKE TOBA
If you have not vehicle, you can hire motorcycles or bicycles around hotels in tuk tuk ( hotel area) for hiring a motorcycle about IDR 80.000- IDR 120.000 a day ( also the full fuel)
And for bicycle IDR 30.000 – 50.000 a day
You can go around by using boat, speed boat, but it costs very expensive Using motorcycle or bicycle must be used by a skillfull people who can drive because the road around lake samosir is not large and hilly.
FOOD The special food in lake toba is the batak food, like: 1. Nanihura : Serving food ( fish ) not use fire, but cook the fish only use Lemon that mixed with special flavour of Batak Ethnic 2. Arsik: Cooking fish from lake toba, use a special flavour of batak . it takes too long in cooking, so that the fish bones soft, salty,sour and hot very tasty 3. Saksang: Cooking meat with flavour of batak. Meat slice until delicate. After meat cook then With blood of the meat, until the colour is brown 4. Tanggo-Tanggo : Cooking meat ( cooking same as saksang) the piece of the meat are big 5. Tombur: meat teasted then prepare with flavour of batak. Beside spesial food of batak, there are many food also available Chinese food, moslem food, vegetarian food, europe food, national food. Can meet at restaurants,as :
After you tired to round samosir island,you want to get entertain, There are some alternative. 1. Samosir cottage, heid performence traditional music from song and dance batak. Live performence every Wednesday night and Saturday night at 08.00 pm 2. Samosir villa resort, held performence traditional music batak from spong and dance batak. Live performence every Tuesday night and Friday night. From 08.00pm. you can enjoy performence and enjoy food and drink and enjoy fresh air night at samosir island 3. Roy’s pub. Performence modern music with modern songs and traditional
1.if you want your holiday is effective ,better you rent transportation from medan and certain your transportation have already waited before you arrive in kuala namu airport 2.Before you to lake toba – samosir island, certain you had have music indonesian money 3.Rainy season in lake toba. Samosir island is: Mid august- december. Normal rain after afternoon 4.Horas !! = Hello Mauliate = thank you
Created : Mr.Sam +6282163766720