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
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
Ogan River is one of Musi River Tributaries, if one traveling by Train, then get off at The KERTAPATI Railway Station, just in front of The station, one can see JEMBATAN SUNGAI OGAN or OGAN RIVER BRIDGE, compare to Ampera Bridge, OGAN BRIDGE is older than AMPERA Bridge, there are two bridges line, a Metal Line is a new one, and A SEMICIRCLE one is an older one, which some time used by the children as a play ground to climbing up to the top of the circle
Not far from AMpera Bridge, head on to Water Fountain at Sudirman street, Mesjid Agung just face to face to Sudirman street Square, itwas an old mosque renovated many many times, and now standing elegantly in front of Water Fountain
This Railway station was built by the Dutch company in 16 century, when VOC paly an important Role doing A Tropical Spices business for importede into European Countries, Now it was the Rail Way which connect Palembang to Lampung Province, or from Palembang To Lubuk Linggau
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
Before landed at Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, Palembang, I feel so amazing looking these beautiful padi fields. The pattern is different than any other padi fields in Java or Bali. This one, I call it "Batik" pattern :)
Ampera is stands from Amanat Penderitaan Rakyat --the way our former President Soekarno speaking about his people: anything have to be given to the nations. Including building a monumental bridge; dedication for the prosperity of the people in Palembang.
This is a gigantic bridge which built by 114 Japanese based an order from President Soekarno in preparing the War of East Asia [Perang Asia Timur Raya] at 1942. Then, it's inaugurated at 1964 and that moment became the longest bridge in Southeast Asia :)
The longest river at Palembang with 600 m wide, flowing below Jembatan Ampera [Ampera Bridge]. It's also becomes an access to Sumatran hinterland also a land mark of Palembang.
Thousand years ago, Palembang was the capital of a mighty maritime empire called Sriwijaya [Srivijaya] and had trading network 'till the southern Thailand, Malay Peninsula and shores of Java. The trading itself also the ships were coming in and out from this city by the river called Musi.
As people who have a giant river, the Palembangs also build houses at the riverbank. This views remind me with houses by the klongs at Bangkok. Nice scenery and we can see the floating markets here around mid-day.
This fort also known as the center of Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. The idea to buid this fort appears by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I [1724 – 1758] and continued by Sultan Mahmud Bahauddin [1776 – 1803]. Build since 1780 with unfamiliar design, the Chinese architects used limestone as the cement. These limestones taken from the hinterland of Sungai Ogan [Ogan River –see the details at my Danau Ranau page]. Inaugurated at February 21, 1797.
Take a walk on Jembatan Ampera is a great experiences, one can see Musi River with its daily life, small and big ship, regular and speedy boat, seeing Pasar enam belas from above, and walking from one side to another side of the bridge through 2 stairs available on each side of the bridge
Located at one compound of Benteng Kuto Besak, Museum Palembang, not far from Ampera Bridge, MONPERA is stand still and it was the symbol of peoples striving force for their independence. MONPERA is an abreviation of Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat,
Built by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I in 1740 and restored completely. The area around Mesjid Agung was the former capital of Islamic Sultanate ‘till the first occupation of Dutch against Sultan Ahmad Janamuddin, the last sultan here.
I am not really sure what is the attraction of Palembang. But, most of talk about Palembang will be on the bridges that across the famous river, Musi. The river of Musi is the 'heart' of the people in Palembang. Many daily activities as bathing, washing, fishing and many more that contribute to water pollution happened from long time ago. The government make a movement to reserve the water and its environment, and the year 2007 they campaign for Visit Musi! For those who like a cultural experience will like to see the river and observe the living surround it.
Note: the pictures I share here might not satisfying enough. I use my low-res handphone camera.