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Study in Padang
Padang is a bustling metropolis and the provincial capital of West Sumatra, Indonesia. The city is known for its scenic coastal landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), located in this vibrant city, offers a conducive environment for academic pursuits, particularly within the Faculty of Economics and Business.
Located on the western coast of Sumatra, Padang enjoys proximity to numerous beaches renowned for their beauty and surfing spots. These include popular destinations like Padang beach, Pasir Jambak Beach, Air Manis Beach (famous for the Malin Kundang legend), and the surfing hotspot of Mentawai Islands
The city is rich in Minangkabau culture, known for its distinctive architecture, traditional ceremonies (like the Randai dance drama), and delicious cuisine such as rendang and sate padang. The culture reflects a blend of Islamic influences, with historical landmarks like the Pagaruyung Palace showcasing traditional Minangkabau architecture.
Transportation to UNP: Getting to UNP is convenient with multiple transportation options:
1. By Plane: Students can fly into Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) in Padang. From the airport, taxis or airport shuttles are available to transport students to UNP, approximately a 45-minute drive depending on traffic.
2. By Bus: Inter-city buses provide an affordable option for students traveling to Padang from various locations in Sumatra and beyond. Buses typically drop off passengers at Padang’s central bus terminal, from where students can take local transportation to UNP.
3. By Train: For those traveling by train, Padang is accessible via the Padang Station. Trains offer a comfortable and scenic journey from major cities like Jakarta and Medan. From Padang Station, students can take local transportation to reach UNP.
Cost of Living: Living expenses in Padang are relatively affordable for students. Here’s a rough estimation of average monthly living costs:
– Accommodation cost: Rp. 25,000 to Rp. 500,000 (depend on the transportation)
– Meal cost: Rp. 300,000 to Rp. 600,000
– Transportation cost: Rp. 50,000 to Rp. 150,000
– Photocopying and paper purchase: Rp. 75,000 to Rp. 100,000
– Personal care and laundry: Rp. 100,000
– Communication: Rp. 100,000
– Entertainment: Rp. 50,000
These costs provide a reasonable standard of living, making Padang an attractive choice for prospective students seeking quality education and cultural immersion.