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Lake Singkarak, Solok

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Lake Singkarak is a lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located between the cities of Padang Panjang and Solok. It has an area of 107.8 km², being approximately 21 km long and 7 km wide. The natural outlet for excess water is the Ombilin river which flows eastward to the Strait of Malacca. A hydroelectric project however has diverted most of the lake outflow to the Anai river which flows westward into the Indian Ocean near Padang. This Singkarak power station uses this water to generate power for the West Sumatra and Riau provinces. A species of fish called ikan bilih (Mystacoleucus padangensis) is endemic to the lake, and is harvested for human consumption. A railway line, which connects Padang and Sawahlunto-Sijunjung, skirts the length of the lake on the eastern side.
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  • Coming there with friends, to find a crowded spot around this lake. Unfortunately, we could not found it even one. What we found were small outlet, selling tea, coffee and snack. Good for having chats...  more »
  • Danau Singakarak merupakan danau terbesar dan terindah di kota Solok, sumaterea barat. Letaknya sangat mudah dicapai dan berada di tepian jalan raya utama menuju antar kota. Danau ini konon kedalamann...  more »
  • Danau singkarak tempatnya masih natural dan tempat makan disana juga enak enak dan sambil melihat indahnya danau singkarak,,makanan yg terkenal disana ikan bilih  more »