Palembang - Sumatra

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Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra, is the second largest city of Sumatra and 6th largest in Indonesia, with a population of over 1.5 million people. Pelambang has a 1300 year history being established by the ancient Buddhist Srivijayan empire.

The main industries of Palembang are oil refining, fertiliser production and cement manufacture.

There is not alot to do for tourist in Palembang apart from a transport connections either by air or by sea. The Musi River, 600m wide travels past Palembang city.

The Grand Mosque in the centre of Palembang was built in 1740 by Sultan Machmud Badaruddin I.

The Sultan Machmud Badaruddin II Museum is located overlooking the Musi River, at the northern end ot the Ampera Bridge. The bridge was built by the Japanese as a war reparation.

Palembang has an airport - The Sultan Badaruddin II, which is 12km north of the centre of town. Serviced by Air Merpati, Srijawaya and Air Asia flies direct to Palembang from Kuala Lumpur. www.airasia.com.

Boats can be caught from the ferry port - Boom Baru jetty to Pulau Bangka daily at 7.30 and 9.00am. The trips takes about 3.5 hours for around 25,000Rp.

 

Health Spa's in Palembang

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa - www.tamansarispa.com

Golf Courses in Palembang

Palembang Golf Course is an 18 hole, Par 72, 5743 yard public golf course. Located at Jl. A.K.B.P. Cek Agus No. 23 Kenten, Palembang Ph: (0711) 714 620.

Pendopo Golf Course is an 18 hole, Par 71 golf club located at Komp. Pertamina Pendopo Jl. Plaju N 38, Muara Enim, Palembang Ph: (0713) 390 448.

Perkumpulan Golf Prabumulih (PGP) is an 18 hole, par 70, 5976 yard golf course located at Jl. Teratai 119, Komperta Prabumulih, Palembang. Ph: (0713) 320 112.

How to get to Palembang

By Plane

Batavia Air has direct flights from Palembang to Jakarta. www.batavia-air.co.id

Sriwijaya Air has direct flights from Palembang to Jakarta and Pangkal Pinang on Bangka Island . www.sriwijayaair-online.com

Lion Air has direct flights from Palembang to Jakarta. www.lionair.co.id

Katika Airlines have direct flights from Palembang to Batam and Jambi. www.kartika-airlines.com

Air Asia has direct flights from Palembang to Kuala Lumpur. www.airasia.com

Pelita Air have charter flights between Palembang and Jakarta. They also have helicopters for charter. www.pelita-air.com

Silk Air have direct flights from Palembang to Singapore. www.silkair.com

By Train

Palembang is connected with the southern Sumatran cities by a railway network. There are daily trains running between Palembang and Lampung.
 

Accommodation in Palembang

 

 

Hotel Sandjaja, one of the best hotels to stay in Palembang. For contact details, prices and photos click here.

Swarna Dwipa Hotel is a quality business style hotel in the centre of Palembang. Room prices from 399300Rp per night nett (US$35)  www.hotelswarnadwipa.com

Horison Hotel. Prices from 600,000Rp++. Located in the heart of Palembang, 25 minutes from the Sultan Badarudding II airport.

http://www.horisonpalembang.com/rooms.html

 

The Jayakarta Daira Hotel a 4 star hotel located in the centre of Palembang on Jl Jenderal Sudirman. www.jayakartahotelsresorts.com

Novotel Palembang Hotel & Residence
Jln. R. Soekamto 8A, Palembang
+62-711-369777 / +62-711-379777
info@novotelpalembang.com
http://www.novotelpalembang.com

King's Hotel, Jln Kolonel Atmo no 623 Palembang Palembang SUMATERA +62 (0) 711 310 033


 

Last updated - 10th August 2009

 



 

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