Welcome to Kuala Baru...
Kuala Baru is different from most places and it is well worth a
visit. It is isolated, traditional and beautiful. Kuala Baru is
located on a narrow strip of land between a huge beach at the ocean
and the swamps with its black mysterious water.
The only ways to
reach Kuala Baru is by river canoes from Singkil, by boat in through
a river mouth nearby, or walking for 25 hours from Kedai Trumon in
the north. This isolation has preserved traditional lifestyle and
values, best seen in the handicrafts produced here. Kuala Baru is
famous for its embroidery.
Besides experience the traditional culture, one can also glide
around in the swamps or make a beach trek. See
WHAT TO SEE AND DO.
The locals are very happy to see visitors, but you need to respect
their way of life, which is not difficult. Muslim rules do not apply
for non-Muslims but a bit of respect when you are in the villages
make people happy. Don’t use shorts that end above the knees, use a
t-shirt instead of a singlet. For girls, use a T-shirt in order to
cover your shoulders. Cover the legs above the knees. A good idea is
to use a sarong, the Indonesian wrap-around. If you go swimming,
walk north along the beach. You gain in privacy, the beach is
better, and the locals don't get shocked.
Uning Bas Home Stay, Jl. Pasar Belakang. 2 triple rooms, no
attached bathroom: Rp. 20.000,-. Food available.
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