Bidar boat

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Birth bidar boat can not be separated from the conditions and situations in Palembang, which is surrounded by many rivers and their children. Recent data, the creek that used to amount to 108, now only 60 tributaries.
In the past, to maintain regional security, required a rapid pace boat. Sultanate of Palembang and then form a patrol of the river by boat.


When the patrol boat was called pancalang boat, coming from pancal and lang / ilang. Pancal means off, landing and lang / ilang me



Paddle boats at 8-30 people, charged up to 50 people. Has a length of 10 to 20 meters wide and 1.5 to 3 meters. Because many people charged, Pancalang also used as a means of transportation river transport. The kings and princes are often also used pancalang for Tourism. disappeared.

Views expressed pancalang form as detailed in the book Encyclopedia Indonesia NV, published by W Van Hoeve Bandung's Hague. Mentioned, berlunas not Pancalang boat, other than as a passenger boat, he also made a means to trade in a river. The roof-shaped awning, wheel-shaped paddle and digayung with bamboo poles.


According to historians, the boat is the origin Pancalang birth bidar boat. To be awake sustainability bidar boat, the boat race gelarlah since bidar the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate era. Competition is often called wong doeloe with the title "kenceran".

Now, look a little different boat bidar with the Sultanate of Palembang. There are two types now known.

First, the boat bidar achievement. a panjang12, 70 meters, 60 centimeters high and 1.2 meters wide. The number of rowers 24 people, consisting of 22 rowers, 1 skipper and 1 builders bucket of water. These boats can be seen every June 17, coinciding with the anniversary of the city of Palembang

The second type of traditional bidar boat. 29 meters long, 80 cm high and 1.5 meters wide. The number of rowers 57 people, consisting of 55 rowers, the boat skipper and 1 carpenter 1 bucket of water. These boats can be seen in every Agustusan, coinciding with the Day of Independence anniversary


Bidar boat race which became an annual event commemorating's Birthday (HUT) independence of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) to 62 in the Musi River on Friday (17 / 8) held festive.
Thousands of people who want to see the tradition of this crowded race Kuto Besak Castle courtyard. Even the outskirts of Musi River was receding crowded public who wish to see the boat directly bidar favorite team. The same is visible above the Bridge Ampera, hundreds of people crowded the sidewalk for Bridge Ampera bidar just watch the game.

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PRof said...

Berkunjung menmberi kan sapaan hangat untuk para sahabat....

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