Palembang: Scoot’s New Destination from Singapore
Starting from 23rd November 2017, Singapore’s LCC, Scoot will start its first trip to Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra from Singapore. The route will be operated four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays using A320 aircraft,” stated Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot, Vinod Kannan at Jakarta last October.
Palembang on the wide Musi River offers exciting shopping for arts and crafts, Delicious local food and several attractions.
In response to rising demand, Scoot will increase its flights toBalito 3 times per day, flying between Singapore – Denpasar, as well as raise its flights to 6 days per week between Singapore and Surabaya, capital of East Java province. As LCC, the airline plans at young Millennials that are looking for new experiences and new destinations in budget prices stated Vinod. West Indonesia Time (there is a time difference of one hour between Singapore and WIT).
While on Thursdays the airplane will depart Changi airport at 10.30, arriving Palembang at 10.40. Both local times. And on Saturdays, depart Singapore in 11.05, arriving Palembang in 11.15. Neighborhood moment.
Palembang was the seat of the mighty Srivijaya Kingdom that reigned supreme from the 9th to the 13th century, also judgment over the seas up to the Malacca Straits. It was the center of Buddhist learning, and many Buddhist monks from China was able to come and study the faith in Srivijaya before proceeding to India.
In the 15th century, Chinese Admiral Zheng He (here Known as Cheng Ho) came into Palembang. Today a mosque constructed in Chinese architecture is built here in commemoration of this historic trip of Cheng Ho. Regrettably, not much of the Great Srivijaya kingdom is abandoned here, although its heritage can still be Detected from the beautiful silver and gold songket sarong woven textiles, its Lacquer-ware, along with the opulent costumes worn by amateurs.
As an age-old commerce hub, Palembang has an extremely cosmopolitan ambiance. In the Middle of the confluence in which the Komering River joins the Musi River is The Kamaro Island where stands a vast Chinese pagoda. Chinese descendants from all areas of Indonesia as well as in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore Annually throng to the island to observe Cap Goh Meh here, marking the end of
In food, Palembang is Famous for its “Pempek,” that are giant balls of fish and meatballs wrapped in dough, boiled and consumed with a delicious hot, sweet and sour sauce.
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