Legenda Pulau Kemaro (The Legend of Kemaro Island)

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Diposting oleh septyukans pada Senin, 10 Mei 2010
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This is my first post in English. My class in International Master Program on Mathematics Education was started on May 1st, 2010. Since that day, I have been suffering from many duties done in English. Oh my..

I'm terribly sorry if you can't understand what I mean. Haha.. I'm still trying to improve my English abilities.

Actually this is an assignment given by my English instructor. I had to write many articles in English. One of them is The Legend of Kemaro Island. You probably have visited this island, but have you known why this island is called Kemaro Island?

Kemaro Island is located in the middle of Musi River in Palembang, South Sumatera. "Kemaro" is a word from Palembang which means "kemarau" in Indonesia, or "dry" in English. According to Palembang people, the island is given that name because the island is never getting wet, in other words, this island is always dry although the volume of water in Musi River is getting greater.

 There is a legend from Palembang about Kemaro Island. Once upon a time, the king which was leading in Sriwijaya kingdom had a daughter, who was called Siti Fatimah. She was very beautiful. She fell in love with a trader from Tiongkok, Tan Bun Ann. Both Siti Fatimah and Tan Bun Ann loved each other. One day, Tan Bun Ann wanted to marry Siti Fatimah. Siti Fatimah’s father, the king of Sriwijaya kingdom, offered some requirements for Tan Bun Ann before married with Siti Fatimah. The king asked him to bring 9 bags of gold. Tan Bun Ann’s families agreed with the requirements.

 Tan Bun Ann’s families put the gold in the bag, and they covered it with some vegetables to avoid some pirates at that time, but Tan Bun Ann didn’t know about it. When the King wanted to see the gold, Tan Bun Ann was surprised because he saw the vegetables in the bag instead of the gold. The King was angry and Tan Bun Ann was extremely shy, then he kicked the bag into the river. He jumped into the river afterwards.

 Siti Fatimah was disappointed. She also jumped into the river, but before that she said, “Somedays, there would be a land in the middle of the river, and it would be known as my grave.” Today we can see that what Siti Fatimah  had said becomes true. Many people believe that Kemaro Island is the grave of Siti Fatimah.



Kemaro Island




27 Agustus 2012 pukul 20:39 WIB
widia mengatakan...
translate nya juga dong cheese

26 Oktober 2010 pukul 06:18 WIB
elijah james mengatakan...
sick sick sick sick sick LOL LOL LOL LOL grin grin grin grin grin grin ohh ohh ohh

05 Juni 2010 pukul 18:25 WIB
Septy Sari Yukans mengatakan...
@Putri, maaf sekali saya tidak punya.. cheese

05 Juni 2010 pukul 09:32 WIB
putri mengatakan...
mbak saya boleh minta company profile dari pulau kemaro... soal nyah saya bahas laporan akhir saya mengenai pulau kaemaro...

04 Juni 2010 pukul 22:05 WIB
antonjay mengatakan...
wah jadi pengin ke sana

28 Mei 2010 pukul 20:12 WIB
jedy mengatakan...
wew.. seep.. like this..

28 Mei 2010 pukul 17:17 WIB
Septy Sari Yukans mengatakan...
See, I have posted the pagoda grin

24 Mei 2010 pukul 15:39 WIB
jedy mengatakan...
nah kurang kato "see" yg awal tadi.. raspberry

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