EXPLORE THE LEGEND OF KEMARO ISLAND

The holiday season is in sight, and it's not longer entering the turn of the year and is a moment that should not be missed to spend time with family, friends or loved ones. At that moment, it also doesn't hurt to immediately make a year-end vacation plan from far in advance so that you can enjoy your vacation comfortably and optimally.

Most people have a hobby that can only be done when on vacation. one of them is the hobby of traveling, which, besides requiring free time also requires no small cost, especially if the destination is far outside the city or abroad. for example, you can explore historical tours that are no less interesting, one of which is Kemaro Island is located in the middle of the Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatra. 


"Kemaro" is a word from Palembang which means "dry" in Indonesia, or "dry" in English. According to Palembang people, the island is given that name because the island is

There is a legend from Palembang about Kemaro Island. Once upon a time, the king who was leading in Sriwijaya kingdom had a daughter, who was called Siti Fatimah. She was very beautiful. She fell in love with a trader from China, Tan Bun Ann. Both Siti Fatimah and Tan Bun Ann loved each other. One day, Tan Bun Ann wanted to marry Siti Fatimah. Siti Fatimah's father, the king of Sriwijaya kingdom, offered some requirements for Tan Bun Ann before being married to Siti Fatimah. The king asked him to bring 9 bags of gold. Tan Bun Ann's families agreed with the requirements.

Tan Bun Ann's families put the gold in the bag, and they covered it with some vegetables to avoid some pirates at that time, but Tan Bun Ann didn't know about it. When the King wanted to see the gold, Tan Bun Ann was surprised because he saw the vegetables in the bag instead of the gold. The King was angry and Tan Bun Ann was extremely shy, then he kicked the bag into the river. He jumped into the river afterwards.

Siti Fatimah was disappointed. She also jumped into the river, but before that she said, "Somedays, there would be a land in the middle of the river, and it would be known as my grave." Today we can see what Siti Fatimah had said to be true . Many people believe that Kemaro Island is the grave of Siti Fatimah.



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