The people on Samosir Island are part of a tribe called “Batak Toba” or “Batak”. They are found all over Sumatra with the highest concentration on Samosir Island.
The Batak people are known for their wood carvings, sculpture and the famous sloped-roof homes built in the traditional Batak style. Along with these arts are cultural demonstrations, performances and festivities often held for tourists.
The modern-day Batak people are warm, friendly and very welcoming to tourists. An experience on Samosir island will acquaint you with their way of life, often laid-back and slow-paced.
The Batak people live in the present moment, appreciating the little things in life. This gives visitors an opportunity to relax and have a holiday for the mind, body & soul.