Becak Drivers in the city of Palembang.
Storey, Robert. et.al. 1992. Indonesia: A Travel Survival Kit. Singapore: Lonely Planet Publications
South Sumatra is place of five million people. They are Javanese, Malay, and Minangkabau. Around one million and a half people reside in Palembang, the provincial capital. Palembang is the second largest city in Sumatra.
Famous handicrafts are kain songket which are usually made of silk and plangi cloth. The name plangi was originally taken from the word pelangi, or rainbow. Attractive sites are the Dutch Fort which was built in the late 18th century and the Mesjid Agung. In the Pasemah islands, which can be found in the foothills of the Bukit Barisan, is the area where dozens of mysterious megalithic monuments can be found.