ICo-ASCNITech 2019 venue will be located at Grand Inna Padang Hotel Convention and Exhibition, Padang, West Sumatra – Indonesia. Grand Inna Padang Hotel and Convention Center, a newly – renovated four – star hotel, is superbly situated in the heart of Padang. Only minutes away from the heart of the city’s business, commercial activity and Padang beach, 40 minute form Minang Kabau International Airport. The Hotel offers an excellent opportunity for clients to combine business and pleasure. Nearby attractions include the West Sumatra. Earthquake Disasters Monument and Adityawarman Museum, in addition to countless other cultural, culinary and outdoor adventures. The designated venue can be observed from Google Map below.
(source : grand Inna Padang website).
Padang (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈpadaŋ] Jawi: ڤادڠ) is the capital of the province of West Sumatra in Indonesia. With an area of 695 square kilometres (268 sq mi) and a population of 914,970 in 2016, it is the 10th-most populated urban centres in Indonesia, the most populated city on Sumatra‘s western coast, and fourth-most populated city on Sumatra. The city had historically been a trading center since the pre-colonial era, trading in pepper and gold. The Dutch made contact with the city in the mid 17th century, eventually constructing a fortress and taking over control of the city from the Pagaruyung Kingdom. Save several interruptions of British rule, Padang remained part of the Dutch East Indies as one of its major cities until Indonesian independence.
The city of Padang is located on the west coast of the island of Sumatra, with a total area of 694.96 km2, equivalent to 1.65% of the area of West Sumatra. More than 60% of the area of Padang is in the form of hills covered by protection forests. Only around 205.007 km2 of the territory is an urban area.
Padang is a common transit point for surfers travelling to Batu Islands and Mentawai Islands, and for tourists visiting the West Sumatran highlands. Padang beach (known as Taplau or Tapi Lauik) which located from Samudra Street until Puruih, is well known for its beautiful sunset and hundreds of food stalls. Kuranji River flows in Padang and on top area of the river at Batu Busuk, Lambung Bukit sub-district is suitable for white wateractivities. Bungus bay, to the south of Padang, is suitable for swimming and boating. There are some pleasant offshore islands near Bungus, such as Sikuai island and Pagang island. Many beautiful spots which can be visited for snorkelling, fishing or just relaxing on the white sandy beaches.
Currently, Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Padang has established development plans “Padang Old City” in Kampung Pondok, South Padang district as a tourist area. Mayor of Padang has been designate 73 historic buildings as cultural heritage of Padang.
(Source : wikipedia )
Access to Padang
Padang is the west coast city of Sumatra Island – Indonesia and the largest city in West Sumatra.
From Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng to Minangkabau International Airport, Padang, it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes by plane. There is a frequent flights from Jakarta to Padang like Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Citilink, Batik, and Lion Air. From Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Minangkabau International Airport, Padang, it takes 50 minutes by Air Asia.