Pesona Danau Singkarak ( Enchantment Lake Singkarak ) , Bilih Fish House
Lake Singkarak stretched across two districts in West Sumatra, Solok and Tanah Datar regency. This lake is upstream of Batang (River) and Batang Anai Ombilin. This lake has an area of 107.8 km ², which is about 21 km long and 7 km wide. Natural outlet for excess water is flowing river Ombilin eastward to the Strait of Malacca.
With an area of 107.8 square km Lake Singkarak is the second largest lake on the island of Sumatra after Lake Toba in North Sumatra is famous for. In addition, natural beauty, cool air and clear water Lake Singkarak is the charm that is so special to visit.
The lake is situated at an altitude of 362.5 m above sea level has a unique fish species that live only in this lake. Local people call it “Fish Bilih” (Mystacoleuseus padangensis). These fish can not be cultivated outside their natural habitat, both in the aquarium, pond, even in floating net floating in Lake Singkarak though.
For tourists who want to enjoy the Lake Festival of the close, the boat is provided and traditional boat tour along the lake. At certain moments, in the traditional lake boat race was held for local and national level. This is an attraction for tourists who like to watch the boat races.
To get to Lake Singkarak, the trip can be achieved through the land. If using public transport, from Padang to the location of the trip takes approximately 2.5 hours and costs between Rp 25,000 to Rp 40,000. For tourists who want to use a rental car, will cost about Rp 400,000 per day.