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.

Traditional Wedding Palembang

Traditional Wedding Palembang

Customary marriage is an organization of Palembang was done based on the culture and rules of Palembang.
Palembang traditional appearance of married, corporal was luminous that customary scheme costume and commit high standingand the glory of the kings of Srivijaya reign golden mengalaimi influential Malays Semananjung centuries ago. At the chronology of Palembang sultanate stood about 16 centuries gangling ago following the collapse of Srivijaya possessions, and the post - Ottoman married essentially mean business by mammoth families adumbrate weight considerations, seeds and bebet.

Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

                The building of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II actually is the former Palace of the Sultanate of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jayo Badaruddin Wikramo or Sultan Mahmud I (1724-1758). Unfortunately, in 1821, this palace was attacked by Holland. Because of the damaged and there’s no good views, this building was finally demolished on the orders of the Dutch Commissaris Reguring, JLvan Seven Hoven in 1823. In 1825, completely renovated the building and serve as the Commissioner's Office Government of the Netherlands East Indies to southern Sumatra, as well as the office of the Resident. In the years 1942 - 1945, this magnificent building was occupied by the Japanese. But after the proclamation of Indonesian independence, this building belongs to the Republic of Indonesia again. And now, this building has officially become a museum called the Museum of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II.  Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II is the perfect place to explore the history of Palembang. From the sriwijaya era, Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, the Dutch colonial era and the Japanese occupation until the beginning of the independence of Indonesia.

Iridescent shark

Iridescent shark or in Latin language called pangasius hipothalmus is a fish consumption from freshwater aquaculture seed. Excellence iridescent shark, savory meat, contain lots of fat, and not many thorns. The price is stable and high enough to make the iridescent shark farming is a promising advantage.


Traditional dance is dance that evolved from generation to generation and still exist to this day, has Fakem and is a hallmark of the region itself. In the century V (1920) at Hindu era, Tanggai dance used for offerings to the God Brahman, Vishnu, and Shiva, which is offered or the pull of the women with an odd number, especially in the offer to dance Tanggai Sahyang Widi or Lord Shiva who is considered as a god. Tribute to the gods by making sacrifices Mudra movements (approach the almighty).

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Suro Mosque, The Mosque with a fish pool.

     The great mosque of Al-Mahmudiyah at Jl Ki Gede Ing Suro, Kelurahan 30 Ilir, Kecamatan Ilir Barat (IB) II, Palembang is one of the historical mosque. a place to pray of Muslims that  is familiar called by a Suro Mosque was displaced since its inception by Ki H Abdurahman Delamat in 1889. Unmitigated, this mosque displaced up to 32 years old at the time of colonialism.

MONPERA is a monument which is placed in the centre of Palembang city. This monument is established on August, 17th 1975 as the symbol of defence the coloniser in revolution which is named “Pertempuran Lima Hari Lima Malam” (Battle in 5 days). The battle happened on January, 1st 1947 that involved Palembang society to fight the Dutch. This monument is declared on February, 23rd 1988 by Menko Kesra Alamsyah. In this monument, we could see such kind of weapons which is used on that battle, including some documents and other historical things.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Unique Ways to Eat Pempek

           Empek-Empek also known as Pempek is a traditional Indonesian food that is originally coming from South Sumatra particularly in Palembang area. It is made of fish and sago and served together with a dark spicy sauce called cuko.

The Tourism Object of Bukit Siguntang


                                           The front of Bukit Siguntang

               Bukit Seguntang ("Seguntang Hill") is a 29—30 metres high small hill located at the northern bank of Musi River and within the vicinity of Palembang, capital city of South Sumatra province, Indonesia.  It is located around 3 kilometres north from Musi river northern bank and around four kilometres southwest from Palembang city center. In the Bukit Siguntang area was discovered some archaeological findings associated with Sriwijaya Empire that debuted around the period of the 6th century to the 13th century.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kambang Iwak Family (KIF) Park

    Kambang Iwak Family (KIF) Park is a family recreation place located in Palembang city park Kambang Iwak, Bukit Besar. there is a pond with beautiful pine trees along the edges in the KIF park. We can do some activities in the KIF park such as relaxing or find inspiration, fishing, walking, and jogging, playing skateboard or ride a bike, and we can also do gymnastics in the morning. The trees are shady and the pool made us feel fresh and comfort. 

The Other side of Ampera Bridge

The Other Side of Ampera Bridge

In this posting , I 'am not discussing about history of the establishment, location, or anything else about the Ampera bridge which can find on Google, but I will discuss about the other side of the Ampera bridge. As we know about the Ampera Bridge is a bridge as a connector between the ulu and ilir. But for some people who don’t know that around the Ampera bridge could be interesting place, around the Ampera bridge there is a 16 ilir market. That market is a very crowded market. From the crowd of people who come there so, the governments make in around the Ampera bridge becomes more attractive such as the small park, etc. so people who come there not only go to the 16 ilir market, but also to the Ampera Bridge, the park.

Masjid Agung Palembang

The History of Masjid Agung Palembang

This mosque founded by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 1 or Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo beginning in 1738 until 1748.

Songket of Palembang

Palembang city has a long history, starting from the glory of the kingdom of Sriwijaya until Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. Sriwijaya kingdom in its heyday around the year 683 AD became the forerunner of the city lies on the banks of this river Musi. Many priceless relics from the famous kingdom, one of which is cultural Wastra (fabric) is beautiful songket.

Tourism Places in Jakabaring Palembang

Jakabaring Palembang is one of tourism place in Palembang City which has interesting tourism potency from other tourism places in Palembang City. They are Sport Tourism, Culture Tourism, and Water Tourism. And I will introduce the biggest Sport Tourism of Palembang City it’s Jakabaring Sport City. In Jakabaring Sport City there are many sport venues. the venues consist of : 

Limas House

Limas House

Limas House Palembang
Limas House Palembang

Limas house is a traditional house prototype Palembang, in addition to the roof with a pyramid-shaped, has a pyramid home characteristics; - Limas-shaped roof - the house sided board, with the division of space that has been defined (standard) graded-level.(Kijing)The entire roof and walls and floors in the house prop up poles that are embedded in the ground - The ornaments and carvings that show the charisma and the identity of the house Most houses Limas width reaches 400 to 1000 square meters or more, which was established in the top of the pole Onglen pole-wood and wood used to frame tembesu visible influence of Islam on the ornaments and carvings that are on the pyramid house.

Simbas (Platy Cerium Coronarium) become the main symbol carved in it. Philosophy is a holy place and there is a respectable house in the architecture pyramid. Main space is considered honorable elephant room (Kawi language = royal audience hall) located at the top and right under the roof of the pyramid in the crutch by Alang Sunan Sunan and Sako. There is a divan in elephant room (Central / discussion room), which is of high elephant room (+ / - 75 cm). 

Sketch and the Division of Space

Limas house has a floor plan extends to the rear, most wide reaching 400-1000 m2.
  1. Some Soko Damas
  2. Fence tenggalong
  3. Balcony or veranda. (There are two stairs).
  4. "Jogan" serves as a youth place. 
The border between Jogan and Kijing 3 there are a ”lawang kyam/kyam-kyam/lawang kipas” because of its shape like a folding fan. Function as a baffle / wall of upright. If the wall is opened it will stick to the ceiling, key is used to sustain it. 

Living room:

At each kekijing has two windows (right-left).

  1. Kekijing 3 (Bengkalis below) is used for the officials.
  2. Kekijing 4 (Bengkalis shoots) is used to place his Datuk maharaja.
  3. Gegajah as a hall / divan / hall discussion this room is the center of the Limas house is located on the top floor and the most honorable. And directly beneath the roof of the Limas which sustained Alang Sunan and Soko Sunan.


Foundation material is wood unglen. Type of timber that is waterproof even stronger when wet. The foundation of a house adapted to the swampy nature conditions. Technical techniques like "chicken scratch". Pole "forked" standing on the ground thick board is called "Tapak-forked". While the tapak-an forked the beams intersect each other is called "Botek-an"

Name: Sri Suprihatin

Class: 2 BA

Egg Martabak


            Martabak is a traditional food from Indonesia. There are two kinds of famous martabak in Indonesia, Martabak Manis ( Sweet Martabak ) and Martabak Asin (Salty martabak).
But now, I want to introduce you to Martabak Asin ( Salty Martabak ) or people usually called it Martabak telur ( Egg’s Martabak ).

Egg Martabak
Egg Martabak