Painan is one of the best city in West Sumatra. Most cities in West Sumatra are in the mountain area but not Painan. Painan is a small city by the beach with more than 50 islands scattered around the area.

Prepare your Sun block, Swimming suit, Sunglasses and get ready to get some fun.

Mostly the temperature is around 30 to 33 Celsius in day time and can drop to 22 to 25 Celsius at night.





Langkisau Hill, PainanFlying_site
South Pesisir Regency
Province Of West Sumatra, Indonesia


GPS Coordinates:

Take off: Langkisau Hill
250 m asl
1°20'32" (1.3424)S;
100°34'22" (100.573)E
Elevation: 168m.

Landing : Salido Beach
1°20'14" (1.3374)S;
100°34'8" (100.569)E
Elevation: 9m.

Distance: Approx to 640m.

Heading: South East, South

Flyable wind direction: South East, South








Local Weather Condition. Update for today and the next 4 days







There is a small international Airport in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra named "Bandara Internasional Minang" (Minang International Airport). However for now it only served flight from 2 other countries like Malaysia and Singapore. The best thing to do to get here is make your flight reservation via Changi airport, Singapore or KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), Malaysia. Of course you can also get here via Soekarno Hatta International airport, Serang – Indonesia and continue your flight to Padang.




Please book your flight for April 25th to Padang, Indonesia and April 29th to go back home.

If you want to continue to PGAWC Thailand, you are welcome to stay a couple more days before going to Thailand.




There are many taxi or small bus from Padang to painan but many of them are un official transportation company. Don’t worry about the transport because we will pick you up on April 25th  at Minang International airport.

You can also rent a car for 300.000 (driver & Gas are not included).




The local people of Painan are kindly enough to prepare their homes for you to stay. Because of different condition for each house so everybody will have a different kind of room to stay. Some of them are empty houses with velbed or matrass to sleep in while some of them has single/double bed and you can stay with a local family who live there. We hope you can experience how to life as a local people from Painan in this event. There are some small hotel with price range around 150.000 to 350.000 (15 to 35 USD) in the city. However it will be a little far away from the venue and you will need to rent a car for your transportation.

We only covered your accommodation from April 25th to 29th.






There will be a tour around Painan prepared for you. There are two option you can go to visit on April 26th.

First is Cingkuak Island, only 5 minutes away from the city by boat. It is a small island with white sandy beach where you can go jet skiing or ride banana boat.

The second destination is Timbulun waterfall. It a natural waterfall where you can swim on the pond below it with a crystal clear water.





West Sumatra is famous for its spicy food. Many of food already well known around the world such as Rendang, Gulai (Curry) and Balado (Chilies). Mostly the foods are hot so for those of you who doesn’t stand to much of spicy food or have a weak stomach, please be prepared.




We will prepare your breakfast and dinner (buffet) at a dinning place next to the river close to landing area and your Homestay. Your lunch will be prepared at the competition area (Box).

We covered your meals for April 25th (dinner only), 26th, 27th, 28th (B,L,D). 29th (Breakfast only).



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