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    The Official Tourism of South Sumatra

    Please visit The official Website of South Sumatra :
    http://SouthSumatraTourism.com



    South Sumatra is one province in Sumatra (Andalas) island that the capital is Palembang. Geographically, South Sumatra is bordering Jambi province on the north, Bangka Belitung in the East, Lampung province in the South and Bengkulu province in the west.

    In topography, the land of South Sumatra on the east coast side consists of marshes and brackish which influenced by tides. While, the plants are Palmase and wood swamps (mangrove). In the west, it is vast lowland. Inland side is mountainous territory. There, you will find Bukit Barisan (mountains) that divides South Sumatra and is a mountainous area with an altitude of 900-1200 meters above sea level. Bukit Barisan consists of Mount Seminung, Mount Dempo, Mount Patah and Mount Bengkuk. While the west side of Bukit Barisan is slope area. South Sumatra province has several large rivers. The water spring of most rivers are from Bukit Barisan, except Mesuji River, Lalan River and Banyuasin River. The rivers which has Bukit Barisan water spring and finish in Bangka strait are Musi River, while Ogan river, Komering river, Lematang river, Kelingi river, Lakitan river, Rupit River and Rawas river which is Musi river child.

    South Sumatra province since centuries ago also known as 'The Earth of Sriwijaya'. In the 7th century to the 12th century AD, this region was the center of Sriwijaya kingdom which also known as the largest and strongest maritime kingdom in the archipelago. Echoes and its influence even to Madagascar in Africa. Since the 13th century until 14th century, this area was under the rule of Majapahit. Furthermore, this area had been no man's land and became pirates nest from abroad, especially from China. At the beginning of 15th century stood Palembang Sultanate that ruling until the arrival of Western colonialism, followed by Japan. When Sriwijaya Kingdom still prevail, the kingdom also appointed Palembang as the capital city of the kingdom.



    Administratively, South Sumatra province consists of 13 districts and 4 cities, namely:

    Ogan Komering Ulu Regency (The capital is Baturaja)
    Ogan Komering Ulu Timur Regency (The capital is Martapura)
    Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan Regency (The capital is Muara Dua)
    Ogan Komering Ilir Regency (The capital is Kayu Agung)
    Muara Enim Regency (The capital is Muara Enim)
    Lahat Regency (The capital is Lahat)
    Musi Rawas Regency (The capital is Lubuk Linggau)
    Musi Banyuasin Regency (The capital is Sekayu)
    Banyuasin Regency (The capital is Pangkalan Balai)
    Ogan Ilir Regency (The capital is Indralaya)
    Empat Lawang Regency (The capital is Tebing Tinggi)
    Palembang City (The capital is Palembang)
    Pagar Alam City (The capital is Pagar Alam)
    Lubuk Linggau City (The capital is Lubuk Linggau)
    Prabumulih City (The capital is Prabumulih)
    Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir Regency (The capital is Talang Ubi))
    Musi Rawas Utara Regency (The capital is Rupit)



    Please visit The official Website of South Sumatra :
    http://SouthSumatraTourism.com
    Last edited by satyana; 12-05-2015 at 14:01.

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    Free download : Mobile Application "Exotica South Sumatra"

    Exotica South Sumatra - A Mobile Application that shows the beauty culture of a paradise over the highland.
    Official From South Sumatra Tourism & Culture Department

    South Sumatra is situated on the eastern side of Bukit Barisan mountain range, and it lies on the right side of Great Musi River, along 60 Km. Palembang is the capital city and the gateway to entrance the province.

    As one of historical cities at the nation, South Sumatra was become part of Buddhist Sriwijaya Empire around 7th century ago. The reign of Buddhist empire was finally replaced by the Hindu Majapahit Empire, that reign the area until 16th Century. It continues by Muslim kingdom, that later becomes a sultanate, which was established at Palembang around 1500.

    South Sumatra has numbers of potential destinations over the highlands, the waterfalls, the rivers and the culture. The cultures is South Sumatra are rich and mostly popular all over the nation. We know Kain Songket, that internationally known as one of Indonesia's traditional woven fabric. We also know Pempek, one of signature dishes from Palembang, that already spread outside the region. Do not forget with the historical background, those historical stories bring numbers of cultural heritages that worth to be explored.

    Those diversities and potential products from South Sumatra is now can be seen only on your gadget. It is Exotica South Sumatra application that will accommodate the detail information, related to tourism objects and cultural diversities.

    Inside the Exotica South Sumatra application there will be categories that showing the richness among the cultures, natures, culinary and anything more that South Sumatra has.

    Download now for FREE application and see how exotic South Sumatra is.
    http://mobile.southsumatratourism.com

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    Last edited by satyana; 06-06-2015 at 07:37.
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    South Sumatra Province is situated on the eastern side of Bukit Barisan mountain range South Sumatra province is relatively flat, nevertheless fertile, as numerous rivers crisscross and meander through out the region. Palembang is its capital city and as the gateway to the province, lies right on the banks of the great Musi River, 60 km upstream and navigable by oceangoing vessels. No wonder that most major social and economic activities should center in Palembang and Musi River where the region's pride, Ampera Bridge, is found as well.

    Because of its sheer location on the southernmost rim of the South China Sea and close to one of world's busiest sea-lanes linking the Far East with Europe, the region's historical background is undoubtedly rich and colorful. Once the very site of the Buddhist Kingdom of Sriwijaya, it practiced a bustling trade with then ancient China during its era dynasties. Inevitable of course, were the interacting forces of the two different cultures at the time, which nowadays are still noticeable as consequences of the past.

    The visitors can easily reach South Sumatra by air through four major airports at Palembang, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka and Belitung islands, all having direct connections with Medan, Batam, Padang, Jakarta, and not long from now with Singapore too. Air-conditioned buses from points North and West of Palembang are regularly available, as well as from cities on Java and Bali.

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