province of Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra
Asia > Southeast Asia > Indonesia > Sumatra > South Sumatra

South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan, Sumsel) is a province on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Cities edit

Map of South Sumatra

Other destinations edit

  • 1 Sembilang National Park — this national park contains extensive peat swamp forests. In addition, the park has large mangrove forests. The world's largest breeding colony of milky storks can be found here.

Understand edit

On 12 September 1950, South Sumatra province was established with a larger territory than it is today called Southern Sumatra, as it encompassed the southern third of Sumatra island covering areas that were eventually formed into separate provinces: Lampung was carved from the southern part of the province in 1964, Bengkulu from the coastal western part of the province in 1967, and Bangka Belitung on 4 December 2000.

Get in edit

By plane edit

There are three airports in the province. The largest airport by far is Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM IATA) near Palembang, serving frequent flights from Jakarta as well as domestic flights from other major Indonesian cities, and international flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Silampari Airport (LLJ IATA) serves Lubuk Linggau in the far west of the province, with a few flights from Jakarta (and from Palembang). Atung Bungsu Airport (PXA IATA) serves Pagar Alam and there are flights between Palembang and Pagar Alam.

By train edit

There are combination of bus and train cooperation of PT Damri and PT KAI from Gambir Station, Jakarta. At Gambir Station use Damri Bus to Tanjung Karang Station and then use train to Kertapati Station, Palembang.

Get around edit

See edit

Do edit

Eat edit

The city of Palembang is the culinary centre of South Sumatra and is renowned for its pempek, a deep fried fish and sago dumpling that is also known as empek-empek. Pempek is also used in such dishes as tekwan soup of pempek dumpling, mushroom, vegetables, and shrimp and lenggang, pempek slices in omelette. Mie celor, a noodle dish with egg in coconut milk and dried shrimp, is also Palembang specialties. South Sumatra is also home to pindang, a spicy fish soup with soy and tamarind. Ikan brengkes is fish in a spicy durian-based sauce. Tempoyak is a sauce of shrimp paste, lime juice, chilli and fermented durian, and sambal buah is a chilli sauce made from fruit.

Drink edit

Stay safe edit

Go next edit

By land edit

By sea edit

This region travel guide to South Sumatra is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!