If you are a white foreigner (locally known as bule) you tend to get stared at in places where few white foreigners go, but overall, Indonesians stand back and look, rather than gather around you. Those who do come right up to you are usually kids. The other habit which altogether ordinary to Indonesians is touching between those of the same gander.
Located at the middle of Musi River, PULAU KEMARO or KEMARO ISLAND , the island is never get flood even though the inundationcome, There is a Buddhist Temple on the island .
One can visit the island by water transportation like what local peoples called Getek, a small boat, or by speedy boat From Kuto Besak Fortrees with the fare of less than US.$. 10,0 back and forth and which will take about one hour at one way
Floating Coffee Shop
If one strolling along the River Bank of Musi, there are many floating coffee shop with which one can enjoy Musi River and tasting local coffee and cuisine, in front of Benteng Kuto Besak or go across the river by small but free of charge when you visit Warung (cafe) LEGENDA at the other side of Musi River
The Oldest City of Indonesia
When love is in your mind, Palembang is the city to be. The city offers the span of cultural heritages and radiates the aura of love around for you to be mesmerized by its splendors. This time, I will bring you to tour this old city full with interesting historical and cultural destinations. I will take you to Fort Kuto with its historical background; enchant you with the acculturation architecture of the Grand Mosque and to the Chandra Pagoda, famous among the Buddhists, Taos and Confucians. Of course, there are more to see in Palembang. The wide Musi River with its rows of floating houses uniquely Palembang and shopping for the colorful the songket woven material. Are you ready for the excitement?
PALEMBANG,MUSI RIVER , AMPERA BRIDGE
"AMPERA BRIDGE AND MUSI RIVER"
London Bridge is wellknown in the world, but i never go therre, I think Ampera bridge is also an awesome, a bridge that split up PALEMBANG, acapital city of SOUTH SUMATRA Province, into two parts, West and East Bank, we can see a maritime activities from the bridge, where Musi river flow under its huge Bridge, and also a beautiful Panorama of South Sumatra's Ground Zero from far away,The bridge has 1,777 meters in length, 22 m in width and 11,50 m in height and was built in April 1962 finished 1964, long ago, the middle parts of the bridge could be lift up allowing a big ship with maximum of 44,50 m in height passed the river under the bridge, However, since 1970 it could not be lift up anymore by the cost of Maintenance
"MUSI RIVER The Busiest River r Traffic"
The Length of Musi River is about 460 KM, it divided South Sumatra Province from The East to the Westwhich consist of EIGHT Tributaries.
"BENTENG KUTO BESAK PALEMBANG"
Benteng Kuto Besak means a Fortress of a Big City