Bidar rowing ( Lomba bidar )

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Bidar rowing race is a race boat called 'bidar'. Palembang traditional rowing art is alive since time immemorial to the present. On the big day of celebration, especially the Proclamation of Independence Day on August 17, bidar race held at the Musi River that flows in the middle of the city of Palembang. Bidar special boat-shaped.
Bidar stands of river craft smoothly. Some kind of river craft (boats) that special time immemorial used by liaison officers or courier. Is small and only fit for one. However, in the race now, a boat rowed by a dozen people.

In addition bidar race, boat races are held also as a decorative companion bidar a very interesting race.Bidar rowing race is a race boat called 'bidar'. Palembang traditional rowing art is alive since time immemorial to the present. On the big day of celebration, especially the Proclamation of Independence Day on August 17, bidar race held at the Musi River that flows in the middle of the city of Palembang. Bidar special boat-shaped.

Bidar stands of river craft smoothly. Some kind of river craft (boats) that special time immemorial used by liaison officers or courier. Is small and only fit for one. However, in the race now, a boat rowed by a dozen people.

According to the story, the race begins bidar Princess Dayang Merindu events. A beautiful girl lives in the upstream city of Palembang. Only child, his father called sah Denar, friendly to Old Fair, compatriot wealthy families who have children man named Dewa Jaya. Adolescence, Dewa Jaya sent his parents to some other country to study martial arts, especially martial arts.

Years of studying, when he returned he had become a handsome young teenager. He was very impressed and fell in love miss lady, who since childhood to be his playmate. Dewa Jaya ask that parents apply. Legal Denar and his wife love to hear the desire to apply it.

When the couple asked their son, Dayang Merindu gently replied:
"Please pardon the Father and Mother. Not to imply a sense of love in my heart against him. Therefore, I do not want to say would be his wife. However, if Father and Mother of force, I would not be disobedient to parents. "Legitimate Denar and his wife argued, perhaps because Dayang Merindu only nineteen years old, there is no desire in love with the youth. When the family's Old Fair comes to apply, they accepted the proposal with a bond engagement.


Meanwhile, in a village in the downstream city of Palembang, there is a young man named Kemala State, child family farmers on the banks of the River Musi. During a living migrate to another country, he learned martial arts. One day, Kemala State was in the shower with her friends at the River Musi. They see a small copper cup floating drift from upstream. State Kemala swam to the middle of the river took it.
"Usually the cup and the flowers and the scented oils like these are the ingredients shampoo hair wash woman," said Kemala State. His friend agreed, and some say, it must have been the object of a woman shampooing wealthy, aristocratic.
"Right. What on earth why the objects as gracefully and as expensive as it can drift? Maybe there are evil men who interrupt the woman who was shampooing it. We must try to restore it, "said Kemala State. Her friend said:
"Right. Find out who the owner, Kemala! Know where the good luck, the owner was a girl and pretty too. Commensurate with the you. "Kemala State agrees the opinion of his friend. Kept the cup without disturbing the contents. That day, he himself boating upstream of the Musi River.

Two days boating upstream, keep asking, and met with a girl who was fetching water. The girl smiled replied:
"Yes, young sir. It's my cup of shampoo. Dayang Merindu name. Three days ago we baths abuzz. He was shampooing her hair washed. She placed this cup on the raft and we were playing simbur-simburan bath. He was very worried because this cawannya swept away. "
"Thank you. Please return to her sister, "said Kemala State.
The girl was amazed meliht a handsome young man before him. He said:
"Young Master himself who returned it. It's there in the upper house. Surely he was very grateful.
"Ah, please return the little brother. I worry later if he thought this cawannya I took for granted. "
"No, young sir. Dayang Merindu the most beautiful girl in the whole village. Very humble and friendly. Mr. Young has been found and two days away from there downstream to drive her here. "But since Kemala State refused to deliver, the girl says:
"All right. I'll be going to his house. We will bathe busy-busy this evening. Later I will tell him everything. Young Master on our waiting on the edge of the bush road to the edge of a bath. Give directly to him. "State Kemala agree. Ditambatkannya boat near the grove, he was waiting on the road to the edge of a bath. When he saw the girl had come along with four girls, it can be assumed that where the hell he Merindu Dayang. When looked at each other from a distance that is still some distance away, the first time in his life Dayang Merindu felt her tremble, amazed at the State Kemala tnda bowed respectfully. Dayang direct Merindu said:
"My friend has been telling all. How tall gracious lord, has found and willing to struggle to deliver the cup. "
"Sorry Princess Jelita. Accept this cup. I am happy because it has been able to restore it, 'said Kemala State. Dayang Merindu welcoming cup. Were still holding the cup, Dayang Merindu said:
"Hear what the hell I can repay gracious sir?"
State Kemala was speechless. Her blood roar. Both are first to feel the fire of love in the vibrant soul. Dayang Merindu aware and ashamed of her friends. He pulled the cup. However, his friends who already understand deliberately away. Then, talk-bincanglah two teenagers who fell in love with it. Said Kemala Country:
"Have a bath. My friends are waiting. Allow us met again? "
"I also wanted to say. Can we met again? We bathe twice a day. Wait in this way. "

Three days Kemala State was in the village. Six times they met and talked. When he returned home to his village, his parents asked the State Kemala Dayang Merindu apply. However, how disappointed they were, when sah Denar and his wife reject the application, arguing Dayang Merindu already betrothed.
State Kemala very angry. Dewa Jaya challenged to compete. Dewa Jaya not refuse. Both Datuk overlooking the village. They says it wants to compete. Who wins he is entitled to be husband Dayang Merindu.

Diumumkanlah to the entire village will be held the match. The entire population had gathered to watch. Only Dayang Merindu who refused to get out of the house. He was very anxious that the State Kemala akalu lose. Half a second full day of boys playing martial arts. Apparently no one loses. Therefore, Datuk decided, the game shifted to the race bidar. Who first reached the finish line, he wins.

On the appointed day, all the people watching on the shores of the Musi Sunagi. The boys got a small boat bidar. The entire population of pounding watched as two young men turned out to be as strong and as fast. Both use the power in each. Apparently the two reached the finish line at the same time. However, the entire population menjdi worried because he saw two young men lying face down in the boat each. When checked, both are lifeless anymore.

Hearing the news, Dayang Merindu left his house. Come to the pavilion where the two young bodies were laid. He stood facing the Datu who sat in a seat of honor near the bodies. With due respect, she said:
"I love each and Kemala State. However, I knew God loved me Jaya. Her love sanctioned by my parents. Now both have become corpses. I want to do justice to both. Please Datuk split into two this my body. What next please Kemala buried with the State and the other one was buried with Dewa Jaya. "Audiences are stunned by the decision and Datuk Dayang Merindu it. Before they could say and do anything, right hand Merindu Dayang, who had been holding a knife next to a fast swinging smeared with poison. Edge of the blade pierced his chest. He collapsed and died on the spot.

According to the story, the whole population is very respectful and flattering Dayang Merindu justice to a brave young man who loved her. If they held a ceremony to commemorate the idol Dayang Merindu entire population, they held a contest bidar.

This story is mere legend. People could not believe it ever happened. However, in Palembang, where Dayang Merindu bath wash, until now known as Kampung Keramasan. Bidar race developed, until now and so will live as a traditional art paddles Palembang. Dayang story Merindu still alive today. This story is often staged with dance, symbolizing beauty, honesty, respect for parents and the ability to act fairly towards those who have sacrificed life for love.

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