Madrasah Nurul Iman

Madrasah Nurul Iman. Located in the City of Jambi, on the north side of the Batang Hari River.

This madrasah (Islamic school) was founded in 1915 by a man from Saudi Arabia and is reputed to be the oldest in the Jambi Province. The school is private, and it has elementary (Diniyah, or / SD), Jr. High (Sanaliyah / SMP), and High School (Aliyah / SMA) classes. The H.S. and Jr. High students attend in the morning and the elementary students attend in the afternoon.

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The Grave of Orang Kayo Hitam

Orang Kayo Hitam is a famous character in Jambi’s history. From legends (myths) this man was a king and founder of the Jambi Melayu Kingdom–said to have died 1515 AD.
Brief information about him can be obtained by clicking this link.:

Chet & Phyllis at the grave of Orang Kayo Hitam.

At the bottom of this post is a video we made of this location.

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Mayang Mengurai Cultural Park (Taman Budaya Mayang Mengurai)

Traditional home (rumah adat) at the cultural park named “Taman Budaya Mayang Mengurai.”

Across the road from the Governor’s office in the City of Jambi there is a very nice park that has a traditional home (Rumah Adat). The name of the park is “Taman Budaya Mayang Mengurai.” The park is named after the wife of Orang Kayo Hitam, Mayang Mengurai (alt. spelling Mayang Mangurai). According to Jambi legends, they are accredited for forming the Jambi Kingdom.

The location of Taman Budaya Mayang Mengurai can be found by clicking this link.

A translation of the name of the park is as follows:

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Greatest Dangers for Tourists in Indonesia—the Roads

Coal truck turned over just north of Sarolangun, in the Jambi Province of Indonesia.

Today we saw 2 large trucks turned over and a 3rd one that had been in a serious accident—in which the driver and passenger most likely died.

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Jambi Zoo

Sumatran Tiger at the Jambi Zoo

A few weeks ago we had some guests stay with us for a week, and on the day they were returning home we stopped at the zoo for about 45 minutes before their departure flight. This was convenient because the zoo is about 1/2 mile from the airport.

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Danau (lake) Sipin. The lake is full of floating platforms called “tangkul,” which are used to lower large fishing nets. It also has many “keramba,” rows of nets in which fish are raised.

Danau (lake) Sipin can be found on the north west side of the City of Jambi.  The lake doesn’t have developed swimming beaches or camping sites. It is mostly used for the livelihood of the people living around it (fishing and raising fish).

Click here for the location of “Danau Sipin.”

Below is a video we made of Danau Sipin.

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Danau Teluk Kenali

Lake Teluk Kenali. The lake is full of floating platforms called “tangkul,” which are used to lower large fishing nets.

Danau (lake) Teluk Kenali can be found on the west side of the City of Jambi. The lake doesn’t have developed swimming beaches or camping sites. It is mostly used for the livelihood of the people living around it (fishing and raising fish). North of the City of Jambi, across the Batanghari River, another lake can be found which has a very similar name, Danau (lake) Teluk. These two lakes are different but their names are very similar, which can be confusing for new people living in the area.

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