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From COAL MINE to tourist spot

  • Khairul Saleh

    The Jakarta Post

Sawahlunto, West Sumatra | Wed, March 23 2011 | 10:00 am
From COAL MINE to tourist spot

PREMIUM First stone: Visitors pose at the old gate mining called Mbah Suro door, in Sawahlunto.JP/Khairul SalehWhile the glory days of Ombilin, the famous open-pit coal mine near West Sumatra’s Sawahlunto, may be over, the region continues to bring benefits to its constituents through reforestation of the former mining location and its conversion into a tourist destination.

Dutch engineer WH. De...