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Palembang Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 119 photos

Band of Brothers ....

Waiting my departure time while whispering the theme song of 'Band of Brothers' (directed by Tom Hanks and the main role is Damian Lewis) ....

Palembang oh Palembang, city of Amanat Penderitaan Rakyat [Ampera] bridge, city of water --since so many water activities happened there; fishing, boating, staying-- and our shelter, stopping by from Jakarta to Lake Ranau [at Ogan Komering Ulu or OKU Province] and vice-versa. So myself and the companion need to hurry in exploring this city within minutes! Thanks to Pak Narto, the driver also 'the tour leader' [hahahhaa] of us.
The most important things we're visited:
* Jembatan Ampera
* Batik and souvenirs shops
* Benteng [fort] Kuto Besak
* Sungai Musi [Musi River]
* Zero point [city] of Palembang
* A greenery park nearby the airport
* Eating the most famous snack from Palembang: EMPEK-EMPEK ['till we drop, hahaha]

We're the famous five

Well, you can imagine, it's totally not a travel for vacation. It's something called "we're on duties". I am and Latief are journos for magazines, then Hendra is an accountant [euhhh, we laugh sometimes 'do you want to write something as article, Hendra?'], Iman is a reporter for television meanwhile Mochtar is a camera-person.
For the beginning, oh yeahhhh ... we're the enemies to each other on-the-field. Since we have to get the best reportages for our offices. But in the other hand, who can leave a nice thing called "friendship"? Slowly but sure we becomes good friends. Giving nicknames to each other, smile and laugh together, sharing the stories and finally, we spend the very short schedule before departures to Jakarta with hang-out for five of us.
Here we are: @rie 'Princess Aryanto', Latief 'Queen Latifa', Hendra 'Model Kapal Selam', Mochtar 'Kakak Item' and Iman 'Pria Arab'. Thanks for the short trip, Guys!!!

Hello and goodbye!

Do not ask about our feeling that have such limited time to exploring Palembang. But thanks God, we have Mr Sunarto [Pak Narto] which is very friendly and helpful. So within 3 hours, our time becomes very precious. And we do hate to say "Goodbye Palembang!" whenever our plane take-off and touch the evening sky of this City by the River Musi.

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  • In a nutshell:Hot but lovely and becomes a witness of our friendship :)
  • Last visit to Palembang: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2006 at 10:04 PM

    Very nice information & photos of palembang! ..... The musi river bring back sad memories of the silkair crash a few years ago.

  • knerten's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 12:21 AM

    Interesting bridge...as a civil engineer I was intruiged by the structure, but I was a bit puzzled by the 2 towers and the wires. Is it a swing bridge?

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 7:38 AM

    Very interesting place!

  • Oct 9, 2003 at 3:08 AM

    Looks like it was a wonderful time being there,Arie..Btw,we have the same photo of your fisherman at Musi but mine was taken in the Philippines...=)

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 4:55 AM

    briges for Friendship is what VT all about - also have a special one in my Johannesburg ;-)))

  • soHovibes's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 7:06 AM

    Teng... huhu... how's going? seems so hard to search your domain up here.. Ojo lali melebuken foto kita di scs dua di atas velbet yoo... da nek.. huhu.. bloody hell... ndak penting loh... =)

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 12:36 PM

    I'll wait. Have a great time


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