True LOVE Story Between the Tan Bun An and Siti Fatimah
The Legend of Kemaro island in South Sumatra, Palembang.
Kemaro Island is a small island in that stretches over Musi River. It separates the opposite side of the pit and ilir Palembang. In Indonesian, Kemaro Island means the same as the Dry Island. It Said, because the island is never flooded by water even during high tide the Musi river experience. Kemaro Island is always visited by people whose especially Tiong Hoa,which is they come to celebrate Cap Go Meh.
Once upon a time there was a princess Palembang her named is Siti Fatimah, she has beautiful face and very charming . So many rich young men come and try to make relationship with her, But noone of them were successful , because her father only need someone whose come from aristocratic descent and an equal .Simultaneously at that time there was a young man from China named Tan Bun An anchored with his crew in the Malay country with the intention to trade .Tan Bun An apparently wasn’t an ordinary sailor . He is the crown prince of the kings of China who intend to make a trade with the kingdom of Palembang and Then he met the king of Palembang to convey the intent of his arrival .
King Palembang thread Tan bun an with respect, Since then , all the results obtained by Tan Bun An from trade distributed to the king of Palembang in accordance with the agreements .
Tan Bun An didn’t want to waste for the opportunity and Then he tried to made his mind to getSiti Fatimah for him. How wonderful the king heard that the crown prince of China told him to get his daughter to be with him.But the king asked a requirement that must be met by Tan Bun An, he need nine fruit jars containing gold as a dowry for his daughter. Tan Bun An was the king agreed for it, and Then he ordered the guards and his crew to convey this news to his parents that no other country is the ruler of china at that time.