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Kemaro Island

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Kemaro Island

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Mr HO wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia67 contributions29 helpful votes
We took the getek from Benteng Kuto Besak for an evening cruise and stopped here just to have a look. Lots of vendors selling souvenirs and food. There was a pagoda and a temple. Avoid weekends!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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rommyrasjid wrote a review Dec 2019
Tangerang, Indonesia221 contributions12 helpful votes
One of the tourist spot in Palembang. There some ways to get to this island, One is from Benteng Kuto Besak by hiring a "ketek" boat. Price is about IDR 300,000 , round way. Destination about 15 mins. But there is no safety life jacket. So prepare for the waves causes by other boat that impacting your boat. The other way is from Pusri area which is very near, maybe 2-3 mins ketek boat ride. The island itself is nothing special, there is some picture spot, and the kids local are friendly.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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karsiniwati wrote a review Mar 2019
Arnhem, The Netherlands298 contributions62 helpful votes
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. Anyway, when we reached the place, we were dissapointed. One little information about the man who is drawn with his wife because of his hidden presence from his parents and then I do not understand what is the connection with the temple an so on. Man will spent only 15 minutes the most to explore the "famous" island and if man has to dig theirs pocket so deep for that, it was not worthy. Guests, think twice before you decided to go to Kamaro island unless after this review they change the situation or the information of that famous island.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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WestonSouthFlorida wrote a review Oct 2018
Turin, Italy38 contributions7 helpful votes
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 the Buddhist temple was lovely. We were able to play a divination game at the temple and enjoy the fragrant incense. I suggest climbing the steps up to the 9th floor and enjoy the glorious view.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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RoyGitsu wrote a review Sep 2018
Jayapura, Indonesia79 contributions38 helpful votes
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. it is one of away from the city activity fit for family. either renting a bike or walking around is good.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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