If you hear Palembang, what’s on your mind? Surely the typical food processed by mackerel meat is Pempek, right? Besides that, what is the peculiarity of the second largest city in South Sumatra if it is not the Ampera Bridge.
This popular landmark is arguably the same as the one abroad, namely the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The beauty of the Ampera Bridge is even more beautiful at night, especially when viewed from a height.
Apart from the two points above, typical food and Palembang landmarks, it turns out that there are more things that are interesting to discuss and must be purchased when visiting Pempek City, namely souvenirs.
When you decide to visit Palembang, whether it’s for work or on purpose, if you go home empty-handed with no plastic bags it will feel incomplete.
To help you find references for durable Palembang souvenirs, here we provide interesting souvenir ideas and you must read them thoroughly.
1. Palembang cloth
Do you or your friends who like something traditional smells? Especially various kinds of archipelago fabrics? If so, then you must buy Palembang special fabrics as unique and beautiful souvenirs.
Palembang fabrics have beautiful motifs, colors, and qualities that are second to none. If made into a dress, your appearance will be even cooler! 2. Typical T-shirt
2. Typical T-shirts
Almost all cities must have distinctive shirts that show the characteristics of the region. Palembang is the same, this local produced t-shirt is able to compete with products from other regions.
With its distinctive theme in the t-shirt design is the native Palembang dialect, which reads “Don’t show you have ever been to Plembang with the original Plembang t-shirt!”
You can find them in various souvenir shops throughout Palembang, one of which is Nyesnyes. Prouduk Nyesnyes is one of the most considered souvenirs in Palembang. The price of t-shirts starts from 70 thousand, depending on the size.
3. Prayer mats
A typical Palembang prayer tool often used as souvenirs is the Sajadah Lihab. The prayer mat itself is actually a mat or similar to a thin floor mattress, but is used as a prayer tool because it is as big as a prayer mat.
The prayer mats have typical Palembang motifs of various sizes. The soft texture makes this souvenir sought after by local and foreign tourists. Prices start from 75-150 thousand rupiah, right?
4. Miniature Ampera Bridge
As at the beginning, we know that the landmark of Palembang is the Ampera Bridge. A visit to Palembang is incomplete without stopping at the Ampera Bridge. As if you are not satisfied enjoying the atmosphere on the Ampera Bridge, you can bring this landmark home.
But in the form of a miniature replica. The Ampera Bridge miniature is one of the most sought after by travelers to be used as anti-mainstream souvenirs. Are you also interested in hunting them down? If so, then go to the souvenir center in Palembang.
5. Songket cloth
Palembang is a city on the southern island of Sumatra. Songket cloth is one of the traditional fabrics of South Sumatra. So it should be, if you go to Palembang, come back home with this typical South Sumatra Songket cloth.
This typical songket woven cloth has a very beautiful motif. To get this songket cloth, you need to spend a bit deep, which is around 750 thousand to millions of rupiah.
6. Typical Engraving
Palembang’s most existing handicraft is wood carving. This craft is made using mahogany and Tembesu wood as raw material. Palembang’s typical carving handicraft motifs are usually a wedding bill, couch, flower buffet, and chairs.
Then paint using the dominant colors gold and red. This Wood Carving Craft really highlights Palembang’s majestic and graceful culture.
7. Jumputan fabric
South Sumatra is indeed very rich in the types of fabrics it owns. One of the other is Jumputan Fabric. At that time, this cloth was only worn by girls in Palembang. But until now this Jumputan cloth is also used for traditional ceremonies.
Its very high cultural value makes Kain Jumputan not be separated from the hunting of tourists. With colors such as red, yellow, green, making the Jumputan Fabric very distinctive.
Lakuer is a typical Palembang handicraft and is made using the basic material of the resin tree.
Lakuer is made into various shapes, some are round, cylindrical, and square. Sand the surface of the lakuer until it is dry and then painted using Chinese ink. The motif of this lakuer emphasizes the natural elements.
9. Blongsong cloth
Furthermore, there is the Blongsong Fabric which is no less interesting to buy. Made using woven silk, it has a very unique characteristic. Blongsong is usually worn by adult women and young mothers.
The use of Blongsong cloth is usually used during sacred events such as ceremonies, starting from fiance, shaving, wedding parties, and so on.
Palembang batik has a very special characteristic, namely its mangosteen color and subtle motifs. The most popular batik is Batik Jepri and Batik Lasem.
You can buy this typical Batik to be used as a gift or in your own collection and made into a beautiful outfit. Or if you buy it in ready-made forms such as shirts, blouses and dresses.
11. Tajung cloth
If most of the cloth above is widely used by women, this one is specifically used by adult Adam. When an adult man wears a suit and combines it with the Tajung Cloth, his beauty is doubled.
Looks more manly and elegant. This Tajung cloth is commonly used in official events and entertainment. The material of the Tajung cloth itself is silk.
12. Bag Cindo
The next souvenir is a Cindo Bag. This fashion item is made using distinctive fabrics by combining native Palembang culture with elements of modernity.
Cindo Bag craftsmen are inspired by today’s younger generation who prefer to use branded products from abroad rather than local goods. So that the craftsman makes something suitable for young people, but still displays the original Palembang culture. Thanks to this inspiration, tourists also get this souvenir.
13. Miniature of Limas Traditional House
The traditional Sumatran house is Limas. Currently, the Limas traditional house is not only enjoyed in its real form, but you can have a miniature. Tourists usually buy these souvenirs to be used as a display or decoration in their home.
14. Miniature Kemaro Island Tower
Furthermore, there is the Kemaro Island Miniature Tower. One of the tours in Palembang is often used as a souvenir in the form of a miniature replica of the tower. In addition to the Ampera Bridge, you can make this Kemaro Island Miniature Tower as your souvenir choice.
15. Traditional Musical Instrument Keychains
The last option and must be written on your by-do list is key chains in the form of various traditional musical instruments typical of South Sumatra. This souvenir is quite practical because of its small shape. Making it a wedding souvenir is also an okay option.
So that’s a list of Palembang’s unique and memorable souvenirs. Too bad if you just skip it.