THE MAGNIFICENT PALEMBANG

Palembang is the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, and has a history of being a capital of a maritime empire. Located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra island, it has an area of 400.61 square kilometres and a population of 1,441,500. Palembang is the second-largest city in Sumatra after Medan and the seventh-largest city in Indonesia.
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Kemaro Island

Pagoda in Kemaro Island, Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia

A wedding couple, in traditional Palembang wedding costume (from Southern Sumatra Province, Indonesia) ceremoniously entered the wedding hall.

A wedding couple, in traditional Palembang wedding costume (from Southern Sumatra Province, Indonesia) ceremoniously entered the wedding hall.

Pretty color of Kain songket. Traditional cloth from Palembang, Indonesia!

Pretty color of Kain Songket (Songket fabric) Traditional cloth from Palembang, Indonesia

Palembang's wedding ceremony clothes

palembang’s wedding ceremony clothes

I guess they had a lot of gold(or metal that look like so, but i don't think that it was impossible then) in the past if this is the traditional weeding costume .

bride in traditional wedding costume

bride in traditional wedding costume of Palembang- the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia.

A Japanese soldier looks on as the oil refinery at Palembang in the Dutch East Indies burns.  Japan, who had been denied oil by the United States prior to December 1941, was eager to gain control of the oil fields which supplied more than half of the oil in the Dutch East Indies. Fortunately the Dutch colonial army were able to destroy one of the refineries before the Japaneses’ arrival

A Japanese soldier looks on as the oil refinery at Palembang in the Dutch East…

fireworks on musi river bank

Happy Birthday to Palembang 1329

Jumputan from Palembang

Jumputan from Palembang

palembang, Indonesia

palembang, Indonesia

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