Island is a tiny delta of Musi River, located about 6 kilometers
downstream of Ampera Bridge. There is a Chinese vihara (klenteng
Hok Tjing Rio) on it. Kemaro Island lies between the industrial
areas of Sriwijaya Fertilizer Plant and Pertamina Oil Refinery in
Plaju and Gerong River. Forty kilometers from Palembang, Kamero
Island is a popular recreation site in the middle of Musi River.
On the island there is a Buddha temple that often visited by Buddhists
to pray or to visit the graves. Beside that, there is also mean
of foretelling one's life and marriage. A great religious event
Cap Go Meh is held in Kemaro Island every Imlek New Year.
Kemaro Island, a small island with a Buddhist temple
and the grave of a Palembang princess. The legend tells that the
princess was sent to marry the king of china. When she arrived,
boats with big pottery pots were sent ashore. The king expected
gold and opened them, but the first one only had vegetables. He
ordered the other pots to be thrown in the river. When the princess
saw that happening, she jumped in the river and drowned. Several
of the pots broke, and they indeed contained gold. The princess
was buried on the island, and the temple, which is built next to
it, is said to bring luck.