Makan Bajamba in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra

Prosesi Makan Bajamba di Sawahlunto, Sumatera Barat

Makan Bajamba merupakan salah satu tradisi masyarakat Minangkabau di Sumatera Barat. Makan Bajamba artinya makan bersama. Tradisi Makan Bajamba ini biasanya dilakukan pada setiap upacara tradisional yang diselenggarakan di sana.

Menurut masyarakat Sumatera Barat, Makan Bajamba memiliki filosofi yang bagus, karena menumbuhkan sikap kebersamaan tanpa memandang status sosial seseorang.

Nah, di Sawahlunto, tradisi Makan Bajamba ini menjadi salah satu even penting dalam perhelatan ulang tahun kota tambang ini setiap tahunnya, yaitu setiap tanggal 1 Desember.

Pada hari itu, masyarakat yang berasal dari 9 Nagari mengenakan pakaian tradisional mereka dan membawa makanannya masing-masing.

Selanjutnya mereka duduk bersama di dalam tenda yang digelar di tengah-tengah kota. Selesai upacara adat, acara perayaan ulang tahun kota dan berdoa bersama, acara diakhiri dengan makan bajamba atau makan bersama. Menariknya, para turis yang sedang berada di sana juga boleh ikut menikmati makanan di dalam acara ini.

Di Sawah lunto juga tersedia banyak homestay yang nyaman bagi para wisatawan yang ingin turut menghadiri acara ini. Selain menyaksikan dan mengikuti proses makan bajamba, wisatawan juga bisa berjalan-jalan dan melihat bekas tambang atau  obyek wisata lain yang ada di kota ini.

Kota Sawahlunto jaman dulu memang terkenal sebagai kota penghasil batubara terbesar di Indonesia. Tapi kini tambang batubara itu sudah tidak beroperasi lagi dan berubah menjadi tempat wisata tambang yang menarik untuk dijelajahi.

Wisatawan bahkan bisa mencoba memasuki lubang tambang yang dulu pernah digunakan oleh para pekerja tambang di masa lalu. Melihat-lihat bekas gudang ransum, dapur tempat menyiapkan makanan bagi para pekerja tambang. Di Sawahlunto juga terdapat museum kereta api serta bangunan-bangunan kuno yang bersejarah (IN).

Makan Bajamba is one of Minangkabau tradition in West Sumatra. Makan Bajamba means eating together. Usually all people there do Makan Bajamba in every tradition ceremony or festivals.

According to the people in West Sumatra, Makan Bajamba has a good philosophy, cause it brings a sense of togetherness to the people without seeing their social status.

In Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Makan bajamba become one of the important event during the anniversary celebration of this town that held every year, in December first.

On that day, every people from nine district wearing their colourful and attractive etnic costume and bring their food with them. Then, they sit together in a big tend in the center of the city.

After the ceremony and pray, they eat their food together. Very interesting. You should see it by yourself. For your information, tourist could join this feast too, and eating together with them.

In Sawahlunto, there are many nice hotel and homestays. Tourist there could also look around the city, seeing an old mine, a train museum, old building and the history of this city, or another objects. IN

Masyarakat Sawahlunto dari 9 Nagari masing-masing membawa makanan dengan cara diletakkan di atas kepalanya.
People from all nine district walks to the center of the city, they brought their foods and put it on their heads like this.
Berjalan membawa makanan untuk dibawa ke tempat proses makan bajamba
These women walking and smiling, although they shoud carried their food on their head and their two hands also full with food containers. Minangkabau women are awsome or what?
rombongan dari nagari kubang
These are people come from Nagari Kubang district. They all wore black costume with nice batik scarf and white jilbab.
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People from Talago Gunung District also wore black costume, but they use nice gold accent. Every district had different costumes.
Entering the big tend
At last, they all entering the big tend together
waiting for the ceremony
Talking and sitting together, they still waiting for people from another district to gather, so they could start the ceremony.
there are beef rendang, jengkol, fried fish, sambal, lapek bugih, which one do you want first?
When all the food had been open, we all could see that there are beef rendang, jengkol, fried fish, sambal, lapek bugih, etc. So, which one do you want first?

 

this is chicken curry with pineapple
This is chicken curry with pineapple, so yummy and fresh
The most delicious food, beef rendang ...
This is one of the most delicious food in the world acording to CNN, beef rendang from Minangkabau.
This is also delicious, if you don't mind the smell ...
This is rendang jengkol, the taste is also delicious, if you don’t mind the smell offcourse …
Lapek bugih adalah kue traditional Minang
This is their traditional cakes, it calls lapek bugih, made from rice fluor and coconut.
Mereka juga membuat beberapa cakes dan meletakkannya di atas piring berisi lauk dan sayur
Besides traditional cakes, they also made modern cakes like this, but they hadn’t cut it yet. That big cakes could be eaten by many people.

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