BATU NONGOL BATHING, AFFORDABLE FAMILY RECREATION
Although it has just been three years, the recreational location is always full of thousands visitors each week. The place is safe, comfortable and alcohol-free. Sunardi Tolo, 40, is very clever in seeing the business opportunity. Having been dug up for its C, the place was changed into a natural bathing location. Sunardi, who is also known as Selik, bought a 6 hectare land and made the “Batu Nongol Natural Bathing” in Buluh Duri Village, Sipispis Sergai District which is visited by thousands visitors nowadays. In a nice arrangement, we can see a line of cottages along the banks of Padang River.
There are also a windmill and a number of canteens. This tourist location is meant for the family as a ‘clean’ place. That is why the cottages are only for taking a rest, not for spending the night. Sunardi plans to provide the accommodation next year. He does not want to be in a rush because he has to consult with the local community and the Moslem priests to avoid a negative image of this tourism object. Besides accommodation, his obsession is to equip the place with some water games facility such as the water bike, children’s slide, and the other facilities. Then, a zoo will be built in the location.
Therefore, SAR team will be prepared everyday on some dangerous points on the river. “When it is full of visitors, we prepare 10 SAR personnel’s.” The visitors who come are not only from Tebing Tinggi and Sergai but also from Pangkalan Brandan and Rantau Prapat. The great number of visitors is closely related with the promotion where the city artists are invited. The Government of Sergai Regency also promotes actively Batu Nongol location in various activities. To see the photographs of this location, please click ‘Sergai in Photos’ content.