New House, Padang

Getting ready for a surf trip to the Mentawai Islands

These Australian joung guns brought a couple of surfboards with them! They are getting ready to ride the world famous surf breaks of the Mentawai Islands at Playgrounds thanks to our partners from magicmentawais.com. They did right bringing so many boards because Mentawai waves are ready to break some ! Once packed everything, it was time for billiards and fresh bintangs, they had a couple!   

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Enjoying speaking French with a very friendly couple

Christian and Sandra did very well! I was missing speaking some French in these days and … we have been talking a lot! They used New House Padang as their base for exploring West Sumatra, they rent a bike north to the cool city of Bukkitinggi, to the amazing Maninjau Lake and to the Harau Valley; West Sumatra country side is very beautiful, green and moutainous and people are so friendly! They ended up relaxing on the beach, down south

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Yoga Session at New House Padang

Goncalo from sumatrasurftrips.com, a portugues young fellow in his mid fifties, such as Steffen, our partner from magicmentawais.com finally accepted our Friend Marta offer to practice a bit of yoga. Healthy guys! After a couple of days with us, Marta went to teach Yoga to some amazing Mentawai Surf Resorts in the Mentawai Islands, togatnusaretreat.com and to bengbengssurfcampmentawai.com.

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Justine and Genevieve meet the Mentawai tribes

Two lovely young ladies popped up at New House Padang, the very funny French girl Justine, the day before Genevieve and her SO sweet Quebec accent, both of them had the same objective: meet the Mentawai Tribes, I knew they would match and they matched! Welcome to Rorougot, Siberut, home of our friendly guide and his family Members Aman Tiru & Teu Pangek. The two girls ended up their trip to the Mentawai Islands relaxing on wild beaches at our

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Day Tours in Padang West Sumatra – The Waterfalls

Surrounded by green mountains, located in the plain facing the sea, right on the Equator, Padang city is a hot city that’s for sure! Rent a bike and go for a day tour, there are a couple of amazing waterfalls where you can refresh, this one is a three levels waterfall, at the third level you end up overlooking the bay of Bungus, breathtaking! Our local guide, a lovely young lady called Duma Simamora will take you there.

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German Bintang Time!

Are you a German Backpacker, a German Apneista Daniel Hust or even a German Surfer? New House Padang is the perfect Guest House in Padang for you! Steffen, our German partner from magicmentawais.com is also in charge of sharing beers in the cosy Interior Garden of our Homestay and he is good at that! Nothing to do in Padang? Drink local!

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Satria got married!

Satria, our Minang New House Padang Staff just got married! The wedding took place in his wife Family house in Payakumbuh, we had spicy Padang Food, listen to loud Minang music, overlooking Mount Marapi, a great day! He has now to work hard to get back the money he borrowed for their beautiful wedding hahaha! Thanks for your invitation! This was local style and I recommend you to experience one day such an atmosphere, we are a guest house and

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Ready to surf the mentawais!

Spanish surfers heading towards the Island of Nyang Nyang, Southern Siberut, (almost) ready to surf for 10 days the world famous breaks of the Mentawais Islands, as you can see they are not tanned yet and still not scars! We just picked them up at Minangkabau International Airport, the real Journey starts tomorrow early morning, 6 hours by Mentawai Fast Ferry to Siberut then a transfer by speedboat, they will be at bengbengssurfcampmentawai.com tomorrow mid afternoon right in time for

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