Indonesia : Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Padang

_MG_8209-press

Sitti Nurbaya tells the story of two teenage lovers, Samsulbahri and Sitti Nurbaya, who wish to be together but are separated after Samsulbahri is forced to go to Batavia. Not long afterwards, Nurbaya unhappily offers herself to marry the abusive and rich Datuk Meringgih as a way for her father to escape debt. She is later killed by Meringgih who gave her poisoned lemang ( glutinous rice and coconut) . It ends with Samsulbahri, then a member of the Dutch colonial army, killing Datuk Meringgih during an uprising and then dying from his wounds.

Such a story of love has made this story compared to Romeo and Juliet. The Siti Nurbaya Bridge in Padang is a common place where lovers come to visit.

The bridge overlooks a port where many ships dock. Fisherman and traders would dock their boats here.

Hawkers line the walkway of the bridge and you will have to walk on the road.

Advertisements

One thought on “Indonesia : Siti Nurbaya Bridge, Padang

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s