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Tigaras Destination Guide

Discover Tigaras in Indonesia!

Tigaras in the region of North Sumatra is a town located in Indonesia - some 835 mi (or 1,343 km) North-West of Jakarta, the country's capital.

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Local time in Tigaras is now 09:51 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Jakarta" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tomok Bolon, Tigaras, Sondi, Saribudolok, Parapat or Sarimatondang. When in this area, you might want to check out Panjaitan, Huta Mula, Raup Bosi, Padalangan Satu, Dolok Seribu and Sipintuangin as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Traditional Batak Dance

00:53 min ( April 19, 2009 by kiat0ongs0info)
Views: 3,850 - Rating: 5/5

The traditional Batak Dance is performed at Museum Huta Bolon, Simanindo on Samosir Island (Mon-Sat 10.30-11.10, 11.45-12.30; Sun 11.45-12.30) and not to be missed by culturally inclined visitors to L...

Mossak & Tortor Sigale Gale

04:17 min ( April 25, 2009 by DukunTube)
Views: 43,388 - Rating: 4.98936/5

Batak martial art and culture Tor Tor / Sumatra. Batakische Kampfkunst und Si Gale Gale Tanz aus Sumatra

Lake Toba - A Super Volcano

06:00 min ( February 04, 2009 by suntanabc)
Views: 22,066 - Rating: 4.45455/5

Toba lake samosir - tabocottages

05:01 min ( October 28, 2010 by tabocottages)
Views: 4,531 - Rating: 4.33333/5

Tabo Hotel is run by Anto, a local batak from Samosir and german Annette, who came travelling to Lake Toba, loved it and stayed. There are three kids Marco, 15, Julia 13, and Hotto, 11, 4 dogs and sev...

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Interesting facts about this location

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is a lake and supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres (1,666 ft) deep. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 metres, the lake stretches from {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.88|N|98.52|E||||| | |name= }} to {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.35|N|99.1|E||||| | |name= }}.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 2.8, 98.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Crater lakes, Lake Toba, Lakes of Indonesia, Subduction volcanoes, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of Indonesia, Volcanoes of Sumatra

Toba catastrophe theory

The Toba supereruption (Youngest Toba Tuff or simply YTT) was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred sometime between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago at Lake Toba. It is recognized as one of the Earth's largest known eruptions. The related catastrophe hypothesis holds that this event caused a global volcanic winter of 6–10 years and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. The Toba event is the most closely studied supereruption.

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Located at 2.8, 98.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Extinction events, Geology theories, Human evolution, Lake Toba, Prehistoric Indonesia, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic events


Parapat is a small town in North Sumatra province on the edge of Lake Toba, on the Uluan Peninsula where it forms the narrowest eastern link to Samosir Island. It is the primary transit point by ferry for visitors going to Samosir Island, and connected via Trans-Sumatran Highway to Pematang Siantar by a 48 km road. Dody Administratively it is part of Simalungun Regency.

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Located at 2.8, 98.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Lake Toba, Populated places in North Sumatra, Tourism in Indonesia

Lake Sidihoni

Lake Sidihoni is a lake located within Samosir Island which itself is an island within Lake Toba, in North Sumatra, Indonesia and is therefore notable for being a "lake within a lake". It is approximately 11-12km to the east of hot spring pools at Pangururan.

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Located at 2.8, 98.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Lake Toba, Lakes of Indonesia, Sumatra


For the Regency named Samosir, see Samosir Regency. Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a supervolcano some 75,000 years ago. The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation.

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Located at 2.8, 98.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Islands of Sumatra, Lake Toba, Lake islands of Asia