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Pitty for the trip

At our last hours in Palembang, I insisted to see the island of Kemaro. From one boat operator to... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
karsiniwati
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Somewhat relaxing

Visiting the island accidentally and loving it. started from the very beginning with small boat... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
RoyGitsu
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Palangkaraya, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

At our last hours in Palembang, I insisted to see the island of Kemaro. From one boat operator to another one, they asked for enormous difference price to cross the river on to go to the island. Perhaps they saw my hub as a foreigner....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karsiniwati
Reviewed October 3, 2018

It all begain with a boat ride. I was impressed with the high safety standards; it took a while to double check that everyone had a life jacket and that the number of people was under the boat limit. Then, the pagoda and experience of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WestonSouthFlorida
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Visiting the island accidentally and loving it. started from the very beginning with small boat from Ampera bridge to the island, along the way was so much fun and when reaching the island, suddenly was very peaceful. so many trees and family having their picnic....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RoyGitsu
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The place can be an icon of Palembang with a proper maintenance . they need to clean and upgrade the place and also the temple. What a waste!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Monica Jani K
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

It's a place that reminds us to honour and respect our parents.. the history about the missing Siti Fatimah and her husband Tan Boen An makes the people here take this place as a sacred one.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cecil_gading
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

The iconic thing about Pulo Kemaro is the Pagoda. There are two ways to go to Pulo Kemaro. First is using speed boat at Jembatan Ampera. It costs you about 400-500k/boat. And the second one is by using a regular boat at the deck near...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fransiscaolivia
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

From palembang we have to go to harbour to go to Kemaro Island. There are few choice to get there..you could rent slow boat, fast boat. My group prefer the fast boat which offer only 30 minutes from harbour to the island. But unfortunately musi...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yuliaditha
Reviewed April 6, 2018

I go by boat to Kemaro island, its about 45 minutes from Dermaga of Musi River. Along the way you can see the village arround sungai musi including Pupuk Sriwijaya shelter. There is a high pagoda inside of this island and also a tree of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank timothyalesiangi
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Need to get a boat to reach this 'legendary' island. Listen to the beautiful love story of Princess Siti Fatimah and Prince Tan Bun An. This place could do with a bit of upkeeping...mow the grass and tidy the place a bit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MizzieLavendar
Reviewed December 30, 2017

(Aug2017) Go by motorboat from the river-bank near Ampera Bridge. The small pier is quite well done for the visiting motor boats. The Chinese temple (doen't look ancient) complex has an elaborate pagoda and it the temple complex occupies half of the island that sits...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank FrancisTLim
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