“Hello Mister” Fatigue
This is the universal greeting given to white foreigners regardless of whether the person who is addressed is male or female. The less advanced English students know only “Mister” and “how are you”, which they will enthusiastically yell at white foreigners many times.
The Museum of South Sumatra stands a few miles north of the Ampera Bridge, a couple of hundred metres west of Jalan Jenderal Sudirman. This is no concrete sarcophagus to a dead past. In its galleries and grounds a city on the Musi travels in time, and stones where scribes chiselled regal stories live on into their second millenium.
PUNTI KAYU Forest Park
It was a jungle, a conservation and recreation park at the middle of Palembang City, This Park situated 7 km meter from Ampera Bridge, which can be reached by public transportation with the destination to KILOMETER 12 ( Twelve Kilometer site) from a terminal in front of MONPERA Monument with the fare of IDR. 2,000,- (two thousand rupiahs). The RecreationPark is completed with swimming pool, shelters, the Zoo, information and security post, Camping area, Lake and swamp area
Palembang - the second largest city in Sumatra
"General Information About Palembang"
Pelembang is the provincial capital of South Sumatra province, the second largest city in Sumatra after Medan, is huge, sprawling metropolis.
Palembang is rich of oil and fertilizer production. It has little to offer tourists.
Palembang sits astride Musi river, the two halves of the city linked by the huge Ampera bridge. The Ampera bridge is the city’s pride.
In the 6th century Palembang was the center of the highly developed Sriwijaya kingdom and the center of Buddhist scholar in Southeast Asia, but few relics from this period remain. In the 18th century Palembang became an Islamic kingdom.
The city’s name comes from two words Pa (means place) and limbang (means to pan for gold). The prosperity of the Sriwijaya city is said to have been based on gold found in local rivers.
When I first came to Palembang, I had no time to take a picture of the town landmark.
This pic was taken on my second visit to the so-called mpek-mpek town. Thanx to one of the PT BA drivers who took me to this very spot.