Palembang is the capital of South Sumatera island of Indonesia.
From Singapore to Palembang, the only direct flights are offered by Silkair, which is on the expensive side.
So, the budget way to get there would be by Air Asia, from Singapore to KL, then KL to Palembang, at almost one third of Silkair price.
Pempek is the quintessential food in Palembang.
If you haven’t tried pempek, you haven’t been to Palembang.
It’s a city with lots of delicious food. And of course, best if you come here visiting local friends who would bring you around for food tasting.
There are three big malls, the latest and most modern one being Palembang Indah Mall, that is if you want somewhere to chill in between eating trips.
Palembang hosted SEA games back in 2011, worth checking out the huge and quiet compounds of sports stadium for a stroll beside the lake. And perhaps a swim at the Olympic sized pool.