Itikkecil went to cap go meh

Sunday, me and my better half went to Kemaro island in the delta of the Musi River. Before that time I had never gone to the island. When Chika visited Palembang last year, we had a plan to go to the island but since the boat stucked, we canceled our plan. And when we came to the island, the Buddhists were celebrating the cap go meh. There were a lot of people. Not only the Chinese but also the local people visited the island. Unlike the Chinese, the local people came to the island only for recreation. And in my case, only to capture the moment with my camera :mrgreen:

gate of the Kemaro island

gate of the Kemaro island


there were two ways to come to the island. You can go via 16 Ilir market and go to the island with the boat. Or you can go by ground transportation such as car or motorcycle and go to the island by temporary bridge in the Intirub factory.

the temporary bridge

the temporary bridge

We chose to go by motorcycle and when we arrived in the island, I was fascinated with the atmosphere of the island. It was crowded there and the smoke was in the air, but somehow i felt like I was in other side of the world. On the corner, Chinese puppet was performed by and even if i didn’t understand the language but i still could enjoyed the show.

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chinese puppet

chinese puppet

I also didn’t miss the opportunity to enter the only vihara in the island. But, the thing that makes my better half was happy is the statue of the “Journey to the west” characters such as Sun Go Kong. And he didn’t miss the opportunity to pose with his idol, Patkai πŸ˜†

in the vihara

in the vihara

my better half with his idol

my better half with his idol

While I was walking around the island, i saw a lot of bird sellers. And I found out that the people bought the birds from the seller and set the birds free. They did that to throw their bad luck away.
Some people told me that the scene of the island was more beautiful in the night, but somehow I’m glad that I had an opportunity to see the Cap Go Meh celebration.

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the buddhists was praying to the ancestors

the buddhists were praying to the ancestors

the pagoda

the pagoda

43 thoughts on “Itikkecil went to cap go meh

  1. @chic
    saya juga baru kali ini chic

    @Juminten
    pas puncak acaranya, katanya sih lebih dari dua puluh ribu orang yang memadati pulau itu

    @hedi
    untungnya di Palembang, budaya seperti ini masih terpelihara dengan baik dan pemerintah juga memberikan dukungan penuh

    @Ade
    saya boleh posting foto itu asalkan mukanya ditutup

    @cK
    kalo Chika ke Palembang lagi, kita bakalan ke sini kok. janji πŸ˜€

    @Takodok!
    kalo pas acara kayak gini dibikin jembatan sementara jadi gak perlu naik ketek.

  2. lahhh, nih blog berubah jadi English blog yahhh, hihihihi… Good work… I love ur post…

    tapi belum pernah kesana sih, kapan2 dehhh πŸ™‚

    dear, makasih ya selalu mampir dan mendoakanku… Love you hon, much-much love for you πŸ™‚

  3. @mbak Takodok

    Naek ketek enak kale mbak… nikmati angin cepooi-cepoiii :p

    Btw udah lama juga saya ngak ke pulau Kemaro, ternyata tempatnya sungguh crowded ya.. banyak sampah-sampah… *malu*

  4. @Kombor
    itu permintaan dari yang bersangkutan kang πŸ˜†

    @amaliasolicha
    mau kopdar di sana Mel?

    @Arm
    ada kok…

    @mbelgedez
    sayangnya, saya belum ke hongkong om

    @cenya
    thank you 😳

    @Ina
    kapan ke Palembang Na?

    @Goenrock
    eh, kapan mau ke sini Goen. nanti disiapin panitia penyambutan…

    @evelynpy
    pintunya kuat kok…

    @Mr. El-Adani
    *lempar pake sandal*

    @novnov
    di jambi gimana mbak?

    @joanne
    ternyata ada ya…

    @kahfinyster
    memang keren kok

    @ahsinmuslim
    that’s not me… that’s my boyfriend

    @silly
    i love you too

    @Moerz
    itu perutnya patkai…

    @edratna
    kalau bu Enny ke Palembang, kami temenin ke sana deh bu…

    @Epat
    iya deh…

    @ndarualqaz
    saya gak suka cewek…

    @nengfey
    iya

    @Vicky Laurentina
    kalau naik ketek, kalo gak salah satu orang bayar sepuluh atau lima belas ribu…

    @warm
    ke sini dong…

    @Raffaell
    sayang pas malemnya saya gak ke sana

    @icha
    iya

    @indahjuli
    ke sini yuk mbak….

    @Huang
    mungkin karena lagi banyak orang makanya kotor…

    @iromanda
    poor me…. koneksi internetnya mati

    @cutemom
    saya juga gak ngerayain kok

    @ichanx
    makanya lo ke sini Chanx

    @escoret
    yang bersangkutan gak suka publikasi..

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