Gedung Transpor

Adaptive re-use of part of a building in the Coal Processing Plant Compound which now functions as local Tourism Office.

Hotel Ombilin

The only hotel in town back then that hosted white-collar workers and guests from the Dutch colonial Government who came to town to conduct inspection or pay a visit.


A comedy house turned pawnshop. This building still retains its architectural authenticity despite the functional changes.

Woning 14

The residential house of the Dutch colonial era ombilin coal mining official was once the residence of the doctor at the Sawahlunto Hospital and later became part of the ombilin heritage hotel areas

Museum Goedang Ransum

Goedang Ransoem museum complex was originally a public kitchen complex for the ombilin coal mining company which was founded in 1918. As the name implies, the soup kitchen is a place to cook meals for thousands of ombilin mine workers and ombilin hospital patients

Parai City Garden Hotel

The W1 house was built in 1915 and is used as a doctor’s office for the ombilin coal mining company hospital. During the independence period of the Republic of Indonesia, this building area was also built as a residence for company employees who added ombilin coal who were still single

Santa Barbara Catholic Church

This church was built in 1919 and was completed in 1920 during the Dutch colonial era

Santa Lucia School

This school was opened in 1921 as Catholic Elementary School. then in 1926 it became Europeasche Lagere School.This building is an educational facility for Dutch and other European children in sawahlunto

Head of Court’s official residence

This building has been around since 1917.This building used to be used as the official residence of the Landraad or the Department of Justice belonging to the Dutch

Head of Prosecutor’s official residence

This building was founded in the 1920s by the Dutch colonial government as the official residence of Dutch officials at the controleur or camat level.

Court Clerk’s Official Residence

This building in the Dutch era was used as the official residence of the Lanraad, because it was located close to the lanraad office or the Dutch department of justice.

Mess Pemko Arga 3A

built in 1916, this building functioned as the residence of Demang and was also the residence of the Dutch prosecutor’s office

Woning 301

This house was built in 1922 and is a mess for employees who were still single in colonial times. until now it is still used as a residential house

Woning 302

This building was built in 1925 and is a bachelor’s mess for employees who were still unmarried in colonial times. until now it is still used as a residential house

Tinggi Bridge

Over the Anai river, an arch bridge was built in 1890. From the construction drawing, it can be seen that bridge is 108.5 metre-long, the arch is 35 metre-long, the distance between the railway bridge and the surface of the river is 36 metre, the total height of the construction is 16 metre.

Padang Panjang Station

Padang Panjang Railway Station was founded by the Indies government- Netherlands in 1889. Officially this station operated in 1891.

Padang Panjang Station

This station was established by the Dutch East Indies government to facilitate the distribution process of commodity goods from darek to the west coast of Sumatra, especially coal from Sawahlunto, as well as agricultural products and plantation fields such as rice, coffee, tea, chocolate, gambier and others which are delivered to Teluk Bayur port in Padang

Kayu Tanam Station

Kayu Tanam Station (KTN) is a class II train station located in Nagari Kayu Tanam, 2×11 Kayu Tanam, Padang Pariaman. This station has eight railway lines with line 2 being a straight line and lines 7 and 8 as badug tracks for storing coal wagons.

Teluk Bayur Harbor

Teluk Bayur Harbor was previously named Emmahaven which was built since the Dutch colonial era between 1888 and 1893. This port serves as a gateway between islands as well as a gateway for the flow of goods in and out of export-import goods from and to West Sumatra.

Ombilin River

Batang Ombilin is the name of a river that originates at Lake Singkarak in the province of West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Silo Gunung

Silo Gunung or also known as the C Coal Storage Facility at Emmahaven Port is the last reservoir for coal transported from Sawahlunto with an area of 2.5 hectares. The coal transported by train is unloaded at Silo Gunung and then loaded onto ships at Teluk Bayur port.

Lembah Anai Railway

The topography of the railroad tracks is more in the form of hills, dense forests, infiltrating between valleys and passing fast rivers.

PT.BA-UPO Office

Built in 1916, this building is the “Hoofdkantoor van de Steenkolenmijn Ombilin” or also known as the Ombilin Minjnen office or what can be interpreted as “Ombilin Coal Mining Company Office in Sawahlunto”

Sawahlunto City

Current view of the city of sawahlunto

Lubang Tambang Soegar

Mond Mijn Soegar or Soegar Hole is a ventilation hole from the Loento Mine Hole

Lubang Tambang Soegar

Mbah Soero’s mining hole was opened by the Dutch government by employing forced labor or chain people

Lubang Tambang Soegar

This hole was built around 1898 for coal mining activities along 185 meters by the Dutch Colonial. Then it was closed in 1932, because water seepage remembered the tunnel.

Mbah Soero

Lubang Tambang Mbah Soero is one of the legendary legacies in West Sumatra that Unesco has recognized.

Museum Goedang Ransoem

The Goedang Ransum Museum building itself was built in 1918 during the Dutch colonialism. This public kitchen is equipped with two large warehouses and to cook 3,900 kilograms of rice every day for coal mine workers

Rumah Pek Sin Kek

Built in 1916, this building belongs to a Chinese family named Pek Sin Kek.


This building was built in 1910 under the name “Societeit Gluck Auf”. The Societeit building is a meeting hall or place for socializing and gathering of Ombilin coal mine officials and government officials from European circles.

Stasiun KA Sawahlunto

This building was built in 1912 and functions as a train station

VIP Hotel Ombilin Woning

Built in 1904 ,The residential house of the Dutch colonial era ombilin coal mining official was once the residence of the doctor at the Sawahlunto Hospital and later became VIP room of Ombilin Hotel.