Musi River

Musi River is both very broad as well as long, comparable to those found on the big island of Kalimantan, formerly Borneo. The river flows right through the city, cutting it in two halves called the Ulu bank and the Ilir bank and linked by a bridge of considerable size and length, called Ampera Bridge. As well as its history, Musi River have important roles in economic of South Sumatera’s people.

The visitors can make an interesting or unique boat trip down the river, start from Benteng Kuto Besak with cost Rp 50.000,- until Rp 100.000,-, maybe going to Kemaro Island, Ratu Bagus Kuning graveyard, Warung Legenda or Rumah Rakit. If the visitors do not care to make an interesting or unique boat trip down the river, they could still take a walk halfway over the bridge to see the vast panorama surrounding them, rare at any other place in Indonesia. Down below they will see unbelievable traffic of boats, big and small, crisscrossing water lines without accidents as if steered by the most able navigators. From the same spot both halves of the city are clearly visible as well. And if the times were right, sunrises and sunsets as witnessed from the bridge would be an unforgettable sight of beauty.

Worthwhile noticing are the floating restaurants and shops on both sides of the river, and other curious scenes of daily habits of the city’s inhabitants. Some special festivals like Festival Air is usully celebrated around the river. Many attractive competitions such as bidar (boat tournament), boat-decorating contest and swimming tournament are held during the festivals.

Musi River
Musi River
Musi River
Musi River