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Somewhat relaxing

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

Reviewed 27 September 2018
RoyGitsu
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Palangkaraya, Indonesia
A new experience at Kemaro Island

The place can be an icon of Palembang with a proper maintenance . they need to clean and upgrade... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Monica Jani K
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Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank WestonSouthFlorida
Reviewed 27 September 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

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Reviewed 17 July 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!

2  Thank Monica Jani K
Reviewed 19 June 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.

Thank Cecil_gading
Reviewed 8 May 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

Thank FransiscaO10
Reviewed 26 April 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

Thank yuliaditha
Reviewed 7 April 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

Thank timothyalesiangi
Reviewed 29 March 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.

Thank PrincessKlang
Reviewed 31 December 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

Thank FrancisTLim
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Pulau Kemaro or Kemaro island located at the delta of Musi river. It takes around half an hour by boat although you can take a tourist ferry from the Benteng Kuto Besak port. There is a big pagoda and temple which still use during the...More

Thank andfitri
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