PULAU KEMARO (KEMARO ISLAND)


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KEMARO ISLAND

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.

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There is romantic loImageve story behind of Kemaro Island,
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 .
Until one time, Tan Bun An meet with Siti Fatimah, he intersting with how beauty she is. and SIti fatimah also interested with the figure of a handsome young man and full of the manners just like Tan Bun An, THats why both of them fall in love.
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.
The crew with the ship was returned to China to convey a letter from An Bun Tan to their king. While wedding Tan Bun An and Siti Fatimah held a large scale in PalembangAfter six full moon, the crew and Tan Bun An escort back from China with a letter from his parents and nine fruit jar containing gold for agreement by the king of Palembang. But jars were intentionally covered by vegetables in order to avoid pirates.  When it already heard by Tan Bun An, he goes with Siti Fatimah and ladies to wait rushing to meet the crew and bodyguards dibantaran Palembang Musi river to take for the gold as agreement to marry the bautiful princess of palembang.
letter was delivered by his parents said that they apologized to Tan Bun An coz they can’t visit Palembang to see their him and his beautiful girl. Meanwhile, according to the king’s request Palembang, they have prepared and containing nine pieces of gold on board. How wonderful Tan Bun An after read the letter from his parents. Directly he came on board with Siti Fatimah to check the jars, But how surprised he is when he tried to find that The contents of the jar first only vegetables and also the vegetables has bad smelly.
In his Deep heart, he can see how the king of Palembang‘s law if it turns out that he is carrying the urn containing vegetables that had rotted. Surely he would be embarrassed. Tan Bun An was angry and threw upwards the Musi River. Likewise with urns second, third, fourth and so on. Until the jars were all nine, while Tan Bun An wants them over the Musi river suddenly he tripped and fell down the jar something to rupture on board. Tan Bun An astonishment, when he saw the gold bars in the last jar, He was sorry and Then turn himelf into Musi river with the intention of taking the golds.
Siti Fatimah anxious with Tan Bun An circumstances that didn’t arise to the surface of the river come throw themselves into the Musi river. Before that he said something to the ladies. If there is a pile of soil appeared above the surface of the Musi river, then it means it is her tomb, The ladies, crew, and Tan Bun An escort faithful then come submerge themself into the Musi river with his ship, After a few months of that accident they never comeback.
after that accident not for long time, was shown land on the surface of the musi riveras what said by siti fatimah before she death, Until now a heap of soil which gradually formed a small island in the middle of the Musi River called Kemaro Island. The island has always seemed like experiencing drought in progress. Although the state of the Musi river was high tide.

 

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