Palembang is built on a patch of elevated ground, a few miles in extent, on the north bank of the river.
Merry saw how the thing was done one steamy hot day at Palembang, and he saw quite stark and plain.
He says that they come from Palembang and Menangcaboo, and he calls them Pithecomorphi.
The island was formerly under the sultan of Palembang, by whom it was ceded to the British in 1812.
The production of the eastern extremity of Sumatra or Palembang is considerable, but held of inferior quality.
The kingdom of Palembang is one of considerable importance, and its river ranks amongst the largest in the island.
The Resident of Palembang has under him a country as large as the whole of Java.
Amongst the people of Palembang themselves this language (the character of which they employ) is mixed with the common Javan.
Here I stayed a day or two, until I could obtain a boat to take me across the straits, and up the river to Palembang.
The former are said to be pretty numerous, especially in that part of the country which lies between Palembang and Jambi.