Indonesia
Singgalang Volcano 2'877 m & Sianok Gorge

The Singgalang Volcano is situated in West Sumatra near the cities Bukittinggi and Padang Panjang.

The Siankok Gorge (Ngarai Sianok) has two walls facing each other almost vertically. Its height is about 100 to 120 meters and its length is about 15 km. This gorge separates the city Bukittinggi and Mount Singgalang.

The rock walls of the Sianok Canyon are so steep that buffalo sometimes fall down. That's why the nickname for this valley is "'Buffalo Hole".

 

mountainstamp.com Indonesia Singgalang Mountain and Sianok Gorge stamp 1943 Japanese occupation

Japanese occupation 1943 of Netherland Indies (Sumatra).
Singgalang Volcano and Sianok Gorge in the foreground.

 

mountainstamp.com Indonesia Singgalang Mountain and Sianok Gorge stamp 1961

Indonesia 1961, Sianok Gorge and Singgalang Volcano in the background.
The stamp is existing perforated and imperforated (from souvenirsheet)
(please see below)

 

Indonesia 1961, Sianok Gorge and Singgalong Volcano, souvenirsheet.

 

 

 

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