Palembang City is the capital of the province of South Sumatra. Palembang is the second-largest city in Sumatra after Medan. The city with an area of 400.61 km². Palembang city was inhabited by more than 1.6 million inhabitants in 2018. It is predicted that in 2030, the city will be inhabited by 2.5 million people. The construction of the LRT, development of the GP motor circuit in the Jakabaring area and the F1 circuit in the Tanjung Api-Api area are the latest Palembang City development projects.
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport is located in the area of KM.10, Sukarame District. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport is operated by PT Angkasa Pura 2. The name of the airport is taken from the name of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II from 1767 to 1862 which an Indonesian National Hero against the Dutch East India Company who once led the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate. The length of the runway is 3571 metres by 45 metres. If you are coming from Singapore, you can board a flight at Singapore Changi Airport. There are several airlines provide flight from Singapore to Palembang such as Garuda Indonesia, Scoot and Lion Air. However, only Scoot Airline provides a direct flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport. Make sure you make your booking earlier to get attractive offers.
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The peak and busiest times of Palembang are in June followed by May and February. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be more expensive than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travellers is in November. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Palembang that month.
According to the climate classification by Koppen, Palembang has a tropical rainforest climate. The weather in Palembang often to be hot and humid. The annual average temperature in Palembang is 27.3 °C.
You can plan your visit to Palembang to celebrate their Eidul Fitri which is celebrated during the month of Syawal according to Islamic Calendar.
Ampera Bridge – Palembang’s Ampera bridge is so popular that it has become an icon of Palembang City. Crossing the Musi River, the Ampera Bridge is most enjoyed at night when decorative lights start to lights up. You can enjoy the restaurants located on the banks of the Musi River to enjoy the beauty of this bridge or another best point to enjoy the beauty of the Ampera Bridge is from Kuto Besak Fort.
Kuto Besak Fort - Kuto Besak Fort is a historic heritage building of the Sultanate of Palembang which was then led by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I who ruled in 1724-1758. After undergoing further development processes, now the Kuto Besak Fort is occupied by the Sriwijaya Military Regional Command and has an open space that can be a recreational and tourist place when visiting Palembang.
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Grand Mosque – The mosque which is the largest mosque in Palembang was originally initiated by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I in 1738 to 1748 with an area of around 1,080 sq. metres. After experiencing renovations and the addition of buildings, the overall area of the mosque is 15,400 sq.metres. The beauty of its architecture has a mixture of Middle Eastern and Chinese Architecture is an attraction to visit this religious tourism destination. Moreover, the location is still close to the Ampera Bridge and Kuto Besak Fort.