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Legend of Palembang city

Palembang is the capital of South Sumatra province and the second largest city on Sumatra Island. Palembang is famous for the existence of the kingdom of Srivijaya, the greatest Buddhist kingdom in Southeast Asia. One of the places I visit here is Kemaro Island. Kemaro island located in the middle of the Musi River, about 6 KM from Ampera Bridge. On the island there is a monastery Kemaro much visited by Buddhists to pray. Here too there is a tomb of a princess Palembang. This princess has its own story, that she was married to the son of the king of China with dowry in the form of 9 golden urn, but in the end the couple threw himself into the river and drowned.

Island Kemaro there are some interesting things, such as 9-storey pagoda and tree of love. Local people believe that if lovers carved his name in the tree of love, then their love relationship will continue up to the wedding.

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Pagoda 9th floor

 

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The Tree Of Love

 

 

  Kemaro Island

Palembang, South Sumatra is known as one of the cultural history of the development centers in Indonesia.  Not Complet if not to see the Ampera bridge that spans over the River Musi. Musi River can not be separated from Ampera Bridge and South Sumatra. Musi River and the bridge shall be one of the pride of South Sumatra. Musi River is the longest river on the island of Sumatra, 750 km in length with a width of 500 meters. The river that divides the South Sumatra province from East to West branched.  Musi river has several major tributaries including OGAN Rivers, LEKO River, RAWAS River, LAKITAN KELINGI Rivers, LEMATANG River and SEMANGUS OGAN River.

If you want to see the beauty of the Ampera Bridge is at night time because at that time the bridge was always decorated with colorful lights and very bright and radiating in all directions. Direction beam of light emanates not only laterally, but reaching to the sky. The beauty of this seemed more perfect with special lighting techniques laid out, so that the splendor of the bridge is getting looks perfect. On top of the Musi River, visitors can see firsthand the floating home. It would be interesting, if you come during the water festival in the river Musi. Usually the events held are boat races, boat decorating contest, and the race to cross the river.

Ampera Bridge

 

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Ampera Bridge

 

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Ampera Bridge With Light

 

 

Visit a place that I had never seen before was very interesting for me. Do you have any interesting stories about the place that once you visit ….Today this is the story city of Palembang, I will share another story at another time….. see you

Uniquely Java Culture

Hello everyone today I wanted to share that comes from the Javanese gamelan. One of the famous Indonesian culture in music is the art of gamelan. Gamelan music exist in Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. Of course, variants of the different instruments used. Gamelan is a set of musical instruments with pentatonic melodies, which consists of Kendang, Bonang, Bonang Successor, Demung, Saron, Peking (Gamelan), Kenong & kethuk, Slenthem, Gender, Gong, Xylophone, fiddle, zither, flute. The main component of gamelan instruments are bamboo, metal, and wood. Each instrument has its own function in a gamelan music show.

Gamelan is found in the temple of Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, which stood since the 8th century. In relief, it looks some equipment such as bamboo flute, bells, drums in various sizes, harp, stringed musical instrument that is swiped and plucked, including some idea of the element metal musical instruments. Subsequent developments, gamelan is used to accompany the puppet and dance. Until eventually stand as the music itself and equipped with sound sinden.

 

The second Art Javanese culture is Shadow puppets. Shadow puppets played by a puppeteer who is also the narrator’s dialogue puppet characters, accompanied by gamelan music played by a group of nayaga and songs sung by the singer. Puppeteer puppet behind the screen, the screen is made of white cloth, while behind him flashed electric lamps or oil lamps (blencong), so that the audience is on the other side of the screen can see the shadow puppet who fall into color. In order to understand the story of wayang (play), the audience must have knowledge of puppet characters whose image appears on the screen.

Today that’s the story I want to share. I will share another story about another culture that I know on the other occasion.
What is the story about the culture in your place. Can you share with me?

Graceful Culture in Medan, North Sumatra

Do you have to travel at work ?. I often have to travel while working. Here I will tell you about MEDAN City in Northern Sumatra. After the flight, I arrived at the international airport of Kuala Namu. The majority of the MEDAN is Batak tribe. And there are some tribes as Mandailings, Malay and Karo.  BATAK and Mandailings language is the language that is often used.

KualaNamu Airport
 Kuala Namu Airport

In the city of Medan I see something that I have never seen before. If in the area of  Java I saw BECAK driven by way of pedaling. People who drive BECAK behind. But in the city MEDAN , I saw BECAK driven with a motorcycle on the side.

MEDAN City with BECAK
       Medan City with BECAK

Toured around the city of Medan, impressed me the beauty of this city.

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            Medan
Medan
       Medan

Famous cultural of the Batak tribe is ULOS. Ulos generally has a shape like a scarf, but different materials and their use. Ulos specifically used in various ceremonies, be it a wedding celebration, a traditional feast and birth ceremonial. How to use also differs between men and women. Ulos usually still used by the Batak tribe’s traditional event even though they did not live in his hometown.

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            Ulos
Ulos
             Ulos

I do not know what is the meaning of this song because I do not understand the language but I love it. And you can listen to songs BUTET at this link.

This is my story about the city of Medan in North Sumatra. There are still a lot I want to share with all of you. But I have to go now. Do you have a story to me when you’re traveling in the works. Can you share with me…..

The Language Of Art

Hello Lady’s …. today I want to tell you about my hobby to art. Since childhood I was very fond of art such as music, painting and dance. And at this point I work with something related also to the art. And it’s really fun. Time will quickly and I will never be bored. I really like painting with the theme of women. I think is very artistic because all things related to the woman so beautifull. Do you agree with me? ….

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Women’s

My favorite painting is a painting on Bali. Because I really like the culture of Bali. If you visit there a lot of paintings that you can purchase as you desire. Moreover, if the painting is framed with golden color. I think is very nice and elegant

Bali Art
                 Bali Art
Bali Art
                Bali Art

Do you like the flowers. The flowers are beautiful and natural. No flowers that I saw was not pretty….. all pretty. As with women,…..Are there women who are not beautiful in this world? They are born with a very special woman and pretty. As well as flowers, I really like painting or anything else about the beautiful flowers.

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Flowers Art
Pretty Wall
Pretty Wall
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Flowers
                  Flowers
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               Flowers
Flowers
   Flowers
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    Flowers
Flowers
                Flowers
Pretty Wall
                    Pretty Wall
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           Flowers
Flowers
                     Flowers

Because I also love nature. I also really like drawing or painting such as gravel and leaves.

Nature Art
               Nature Art

When I go to the beach I see something unique and beautiful like a basket containing sea sand hardened and colored pink and contains a small rock.

Unique Basket
                   Unique Basket

Wherever I go and whatever I see and how many languages I heard. It’s all like an art. Because I can learn the culture of art, dance, songs and language. And  with the art that I can understand the language of art is a softer color language.

Do you also like art? share with me and tell me that you are interested in the arts.