Palembang’s past as a maritime empire has attracted many merchants far and wide. I explored Kampung Al-Munawar, a picturesque village by the Musi River inhabited by ethnic Arabs for over 100 years.
It’s all about polka dots and infinity rooms as Yayoi Kusama debuts in Jakarta, Indonesia. “Life is the Heart of A Rainbow” takes us through her life’s works from her start in post-War Japan to the global stage.
Palembang’s freshwater cuisine is mainly indebted to the Musi River and the wealth of dishes brought by merchants from India and China who decided to call this place their home.
Unlike some other cities that comes at you hard and fast, Palembang took its own time to unravel its self. I spent three days here gathering tales of its glorious past, bustling present and exciting future.
Hiking up a volcano in the middle of the night at Bali’s northern highlands for a chance to catch its elusive sunrise.
Comparisons with Bali is inevitable but Lombok overwhelms the senses in its own way with lush landscapes and laid-back charm. And don’t skip the spicy food!
A trip to West Sumatera is never complete without indulging in its wide array of delicacies starting with the famous Nasi Padang all the way to the refreshingly simple Es Durian.