The Bridge in The Dark - Musi River, South Sumatera

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Ampera in my hands :)

South Sumatera was super hot!!! That was the only thing I could remember when I was about to go there again for work. I thought we had to go somewhere nice to enjoy the city. So after a long day of work, we decided to visit the Musi River (again, yes we also did it last time but it was a bit raining).

 

It’s honestly not a must see place during the day. I can find many of rivers alike in other places in Indonesia. But there is something special and famous about this river, it’s very wide and of course, its bridge at night!! Wonderful lights and the view from the bridge, you can see many floating restaurants along the riverside. The restaurants are very unique, with special designs to attract the tourists but don’t get too excited, they are pretty expensive !! Beside that, we could also see pretty busy traffic of boats crossing the river down below.

 

We tried one of the restaurants before, called The River Side, it’s a two floored floating restaurants using Tongkang (barge) Boat designed with colored lights and nice interior.

 

What so famous is that there’s an annual event which is held during our independence day (August 17), well-known as Lomba Bidar (Bidar race/competition) in which about 25 meters long and 0.75 meters wide boats are racing, in each boat there are around 50 oarsmen!! This race is from a legendary story of Dayang Merindu from South Sumatera.

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Ampera in my hands :)
Ampera in my hands :)
Very nice color
Very nice color
:)
:)
Ampera Bridge as the background
Ampera Bridge as the background
Gossiping by the river :D
Gossiping by the river :D
With friends in The River Side Res…
With friends in The River Side Re…
Having fun!
Having fun!
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