The Annual Bidar Race is well worth incorporating into your plans on the off chance that you visit Palembang around Independence Day, August seventeenth. The Annual Bidar Race happens at Musi River. Sriwijaya Festival each June-July performs social attractions and fancy watercraft race.
Long time back, Palembang was encompassed by 108 tributaries and Musi River as its principle waterway. For its zone security, speediest pontoons were required. The Palembang Sultanate shaped waterway watch utilizing Pancalang watercraft. Pancalang implies the quickest cruising vessel. This pontoon, as per student of history, was the starting point of Bidar vessel. To save it, bidar watercraft race was held since Palembang Darussalam Sultanate as of not long ago.
It was called kenceran by some nearby individuals. The subtle elements depiction of Pancalang boatcan is found in Indonesian Encyclopedia NV, distributed by W Van Hoeve Bandung's Gravenhage. It expressed that Pancalang watercraft used to be worked as transport vessel and exchanging vessel on waterway. It has moveable sunshade of bamboo strips rooftop, paddles rudder and bamboo sticks as paddles.
These days, Bidar watercraft has distinctive shape from past one. There are two kinds of this watercraft : First, the best execution pontoon. It has length 12.7 meters, stature 60 cm, and width 1.2 meters with 22 oarmens. This write as a rule being appeared on yearly Palembang's commemoration, June 17. It has length 29 meters, tallness 80 cm and width 1.5 meters with 55 rowers. This composes continually being appeared on Indonesian Independence Day Anniversary, August 17, which called Festival Musi. There are pontoon improving race, bidar race and swimming rivalry with thousands onlookers.