Legend or story event to find a mate at the moment of the Cap Gomeh Kemaro Island city of Palembang in South Sumatra, until now is still believed by some people of Chinese descent.
Every year celebrations centered Gomeh stamp on the island located in the middle of the Musi River, Chinese people from all over the country flocked to it, especially the youth, because hope will have good luck to meet a mate, said Chairman of the Organizing Committee Cap Gomeh Candra Husin in Palembang on Tuesday.
According to him, the tradition of seeking a mate behind the Cap Gomeh has been going on since 300 years ago, Chinese people, especially the youth to believe in a religious ceremony in the temple Hok Bio Ceng Kemaro held on the island will be reunited dating.
In temples that can be reached by crossing using a motor boat (boat engine-red) of the dock PT Pusri Palembang in travel time of five minutes is up on the island Kemaro perform ritual prayer and ask the Creator.
Usually local governments every celebration Cap Gomeh provide the water transfortasi tool for visitors free of charge, said Candra explained.
He explained that the tradition of the Cap Gomeh in mainland China are young people today are looking for a mate, old girls should not be out of the house, only when the Cap Gomeh should be allowed to meet with the boys to know each other.
With no story or a story to match the designation of any of the Cap Gomeh come here begging to be reunited mate, said Susan, one of the visitors of Jambi.
According to Diah, visitors from Palembang, on the island there is a tree Kemaro based story of love, if you write the name of a man's dream will become a lasting relationship and become a partner.
On the island there is a tree Kemaro believed the love which the Chinese community as a mate tree by specifying a prospective partner.
According to legend, Tan Bu An plunge into the Musi River looking calculated mustard sauce jars containing gold given by his parents, after marry a daughter named Siti Fatimah Palembang.
After seeing his girlfriend does not turn up to the surface of the river, the putripun go jump into the Musi River and up to now both sijoli was never seen again.
From where the two lovebirds are plunging, then comes the little island was submerged when the Musi River water tide though, until now known as Kemaro Island.
According to Chandra, traditions and legends make this a special attraction for the Chinese community in the city of Palembang in from all over the country and even abroad such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong to celebrate Cap Gomeh Kemaro Island.
Every year the Cap Gomeh not less than 70 thousand visitors, mostly ethnic Chinese to celebrate.
Moreover, in addition to the temple Kemaro Island, there is also a 45-meter-high pagoda became a tourist destination at the government as a promotional event of Palembang, he said.