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.


Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2

Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2

Palembang's Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2

Palembang's Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2

Our tour guide who fluently explained everything to us in English

Our tour guide who fluently explained everything to us in English

An ancient Lie-Detector stone. Water is poured on the top and funnels to a container at the bottom. The criminal is then asked to drink that water. It is believed that those who did something wrong, they will be poisoned by the water.

An ancient Lie-Detector stone. Water is poured on the top and funnels to a container at the bottom. The criminal is then asked to drink that water. It is believed that those who did something wrong, they will be poisoned by the water.

Statue at the Museum

Statue at the Museum

Wedding Ceremony setting

Wedding Ceremony setting

Imagine the Pearl in that Giant Oyster

Imagine the Pearl in that Giant Oyster

Preserved Animals

Preserved Animals

Battleships

Battleships

Canon powered battle

Canon powered battle

Ancient Al-Quran

Ancient Al-Quran

Indonesian Currencies

Indonesian Currencies

Ceramic Containers

Ceramic Containers

Ceramic Containers

Ceramic Containers

Kain Songket, a technique that is brought down from India

Kain Songket, a technique that is brought down from India

Old School Instruments

Old School Instruments


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  1. [...] see there may not impress you that much. Ampera Bridge at the Musi River, Pagoda on Pulau Kemarau, Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin 2 and a few others are the place that you should check out. One thing that I really enjoyed in [...]

  2. airaniez says:

    Nice…Seldom we can take picture in the museum especially in Malaysia.Thanks for sharing..:)

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