Saturday, July 7, 2012

Unique Carvings of Palembang !!

Palembang sculpture has a special motif that is different from other regions. Chinese or Buddhist influence is still prominent, but more predominantly plants, jasmine and lotus flowers, and there is no picture of humans or animals.
The application of wood carving Palembang widely used for building traditional houses Palembang ornament (limas house). There are also various forms of crafts such as carving typical Palembang decorative cabinets of various sizes, beds, aquariums, picture frames and mirrors, betel boxes, couch, room divider, and so forth.

Palembang is a typical characteristic of carving. All motives of interest and also in the dominance perwarnannya golden yellow color, dominant color in the engraving Palembang. The resulting color sheen of the gold paint is what distinguishes it from other areas of engraving, such as from Jepara. Agency cabinets, doors, close the Aquarium or the mirror and picture frames, for example, always disaput gold paint. While other parts coated garnet and black. Pictures of roses with black increasingly accentuate the appearance of wood carving Palembang. Woodcut Palembang (South Sumatra) has a style, motif, and a distinctive color. The wood used is high quality wood, especially wood tembesu

Sekanak Traditional Market

                         There are many traditional markets in Palembang city such as 16 ilir market, Pal 5 market, Cinde market, Kuto market, Sekanak Market, and etc. Sekanak Market is one of the famous traditional market in Palembang city. There are three reason why Sekanak market become one of the famous traditional market in Palembang city. First of all, the location of Sekanak Traditional market is very strategic. For example, the location of Sekanak Traditional market is not far from the center city of Palembang, more exactly in the east of Kuto Besak Fort. Beside that, Sekanak traditional market is in coastal Sekanak river.Because of that, we called the market is Sekanak Traditional market. Second, Sekanak market is a very very comfortable traditonal market in Palembang city. For example, along the way of Sekanak market is very clean and the cool air comes from the air stream of sekanak river.Third, there is a special commodity who special sold in Sekanak market,that is banana. For example,we can find many kind of bananas such as Gedah, Ambon, Putri, Nangka, Tanduk, Kepok, Mas, and Susu. Beside that, there are different ways to consumed each kinds of the bananas. For example, Emas, Putri, Ambon and udang just can be eaten directly. And than, Lilin, Nangko, Kepok, and Tanduk are consumed by fried , made into compote (kolak) and bananas chips, while Geda is only consumed by made into Rimpi (sale) and in boiled. For another thing, I get informations from the treders in Sekanak Traditional market  that the bananas who sold in there come from many regions such as from Lampung, Belitang, OKU distric, Muaraenim distric and etc.In addition, the bananas from that regions bring by ships who stop at the dock of sekanak river.In addition , the price of bananas who sold in Sekanak Taditional Market is very cheap, start from Rp.10.000 until Rp.100.000 per bunch of bananas. Finally, Sekanak Traditional Market is an interesting place to visited.


It's me wih bananas :)

kinds of bananas
kinds of bananas

variety of processed bananas

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Tourism Object of Kawah Tengkurep

Kawah Tengkurep is the name of a tomb complex of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, a king of Palembang in the 18th centrury. This building called “Tengkurep” because its roof was made in the shape of a face-down-bowl.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sriwijaya Inscriptions Relic

Sriwijaya Inscriptions Relic
       Inscriptions is the historical sources in the past, that is written in a stone or a metal. Sriwijaya inscriptions already known at least sixteen are scattered in various regions, both in Indonesia and outside Indonesia. Distribution of the inscription is to prove the extent of the power of Sriwijaya kingdom at the time.

Theatre of Dul Muluk

the players of dul muluk

-oOo- The History -oOo-

Dul Muluk is one of the traditional arts in South Sumatra. Abdul Muluk theater was first inspired by a descendant of Arab merchant named Wan Bakar. He came to Palembang in the 20th century and held a reading adventure stories Jauhari Abdul Muluk, son of Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah who reigned in the land around his home in Berbari Takat Ladder, 16 Ulu. The event was the public interest so to come swarming.