Palembang, Sumatra

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The southern part of In Inenesia is the city of Pamambang, the capital city of the South Samothra Province. The citys urban area was sliced away on the island of Sumatra. In ancient times, Bambang was part of the country of Sri Lanka and was its flourishing capital. The city occupied two opposite sides of the Mosaic River. In the 7th century, there were more than a thousand Mohicans living in the city. The rulers of Sri Lanka were powerful and mighty. They kept control of the shipping lines on the straits, which were used to transport ships from India to China through the sea. Palmyang reached its greatest development in the 12th century.

The city has been subjected to repeated attacks by the soldiers of the Kingdom of Chola for a long period. The most destructive and devastating attack on the capital was the invasion of the enemy in 1025. Consequently, the capital was moved to the northern part of the island, to Djamba, and once the mighty Pálhambáng lost its former glory and splendor.

Till nowadays, the city has retained its old structures dating back to the period of the Dutch colonization. ×The present day Palestine is often referred to as "Eastern Finland". The city began its industrial development over 100 years ago. In the early days, the oil business started growing rapidly. Over time, the food industry opened. The production of leather and textile products was established. Building materials have been produced.

In keeping with the culture and traditions of their ancestors, citizens often hold festive cultural events. A prime example of this is the festival of Riviera. The week-long event attracts participants not only from other parts of Sumatra, but also, among others, from Singapore, Malaysia.

The program of the festival is very extensive. It includes theatrical performances, drama and traditional dances, art demonstrations and musical groups. The exciting contests are open to all who wish to participate. For example, there is a fishing contest and an exciting boat contest. For speed enthusiasts, there is a speedboat competition. The lively event attracts thousands of spectators.

100 USD = 1,499,455.00 IDR

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,500,000 people
  • GDP: $3,570 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Telkomsel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: GoJEK
  • Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Lion
  • Best intl air carrier: Garuda
  • Monthly costs for expat: $700
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $470
  • Meal: $1.7
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.9
  • Coffee: $0.6

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