Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2, Palembang Indonesia
During our Palembang trip, this was one of the places that the locals recommended for us to visit. It’s a Museum and it is named similar as the Palembang Airport, Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2.
The first night we went to this Museum, it was closed, but there were statues outside the museum to represent the Hindu and Buddhism culture around that area. According to workers at the Museum, Palembang was first introduced as a Hinduism and Buddhism culture, but later in Islamic was the official religion. Because of this, we get to see a lot of artifacts from all 3 religion in that area.
The building of the Museum itself was founded in the 1820s as a Dutch Resident Office in Palembang. It was later converted into a Museum and was known as Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2.
It is very easy to get to this Museum. From the Airport, take a Transmusi (local bus service) to the Ampera Bridge area, and from there it’s a few minutes walking distant away. The locals would be very kind to direct you if you ask them.
Do note that the Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2 is closed on public holidays. Entrance fees is at a rock bottom price of Rp 1,000 (only ringgit malaysia 30 cents). There will also be a tour guide who takes you around the museum explaining what each artifacts and some history of Palembang.