South Sumatra Province is one of the oldest cities in the Republic of Indonesia which is counted at least 1337 years old if based on the relic site from the Sriwijaya kingdom inscription that has been found is the Kedukan Bukit inscription. physical evidence of the inscription from the history of these relics that have an age of 682 BC. In ancient times the Srivijaya rulers established Wanua in the area of South Sumatra which is located in the city of Palembang. According to the topography of the city of Palembang is surrounded by water so that it is not uncommon for the city of Palembang to have many rivers and swamps. Even today Palembang City still has 52.24% of the land inundated by water (Stastik 1990 data), because of this condition, the ancestors of this city named the city as Pa-lembang in the Malay language Pa or Pe as a word indicating a place or situation. Whereas Lembang or Lembeng means low land, which is translated into the Malay language-Palembang is a pool of water so the origin of the name Palembang was formed from a place that was inundated by water.
So that the geographical location surrounded by water, the people of Palembang took advantage of their geographical location to make transportation facilities that were very vital, economical, and efficient in ancient times. Apart from that, the geographical location that benefits Palembang City is a very strategic layout of this city which covers a network capable of controlling traffic between three unified regions:
1. The highlands of Western Sumatra, namely: the Bukit Barisan Mountains.
2. Areas of foothills or piedmont and confluence of tributaries as they enter the lowlands.
3. Northeast coastal area.
These three territorial units are local factors that are
very decisive in the formation of civilizational cultural patterns. Local
factors in the form of networks and high-frequency commodities have been
established earlier and have succeeded in encouraging local people to create
high-growth cultural patterns in South Sumatra. These local factors have made
Palembang the capital of Sriwijaya, which was a political and economic force in
classical times in the Southeast Asian region. The glory of Sriwijaya was taken
by the Palembang Darusallam Sultanate during its middle age as a respected
sultanate in the archipelago.
Sriwijaya, like other forms of government in Southeast Asia at that time, was known as Port-polity. The notion of Port-polity began simply as a redistribution center, gradually taking over a number of forms of increasing progress contained in the broad spectrum. The center of the growth of a Polity is an entreport that generates additional wealth and cultural contacts. These results were obtained by local leaders. (in Sriwijaya the term is datu), with this result is the basis for the use of economic power and political power in Southeast Asia.
We recommend that you take an insurance policy before you leave your home country. However, you need to ensure that the insurance covers services worldwide. There are quite a number of reputable international insurance companies available in Indonesia.
You don't need to carry too many personal items for your needs in Indonesia. UNSRI is located in the middle of Palembang City and there are many malls and shopping centers that provide daily necessities, clothing and electronic equipment for consumers. Indonesia is a country with a tropical season and it is usually rainy from October to March and sunny from April to September. So, you don't have to carry too many seasonal clothes.
Before coming to Indonesia you have to plan where you will live in Indonesia. The accommodation available can be divided into two categories:
1. On-Campus Accommodation
UNSRI Providing assistance in the form of bus accommodation for UNSRI students to get around the faculties where the students are studying
Facilities: Student Bus, cafeteria, Free Internet, computer rental services, etc.
2. Off-Campus Accommodation
The Sriwijaya University campus, which is located on the Palembang Hill Campus and the Campus in Inderalaya, has provided many city transportation and buses to take students to conduct lectures.
UNSRI has provided dormitories for students who want to rent apartments in the Inderalaya campus area or on the Palembang hills. If students and students want to book a room to rent an apartment, please coordinate first with the UNSRI Business Management Agency to provide and ensure a room for students.
UNSRI has many student acitvities to their students. Every faculty creates student buddy club to help foreign student’s activity during staying here.
All international students will be accepted formally by Rector, Vice Rectors, Deans and some prominent figures at Sriwijaya University on the first week of their coming to Palembang or Indralaya. However, they were firstly introduced to the facilities that Sriwijaya University has through an orientation program named campus tour.
Universitas Sriwijaya provides all students with the facilities to support academic and campus life activities such as libraries, laboratories, sport venues, ICT services, dormitories and boarding, camping ground, bus and train stations, bank, students centre, experimental stations, and cafes. Students can access internet because most of buildings are covered by internet wifi.
As the largest university in Southeast Asia, UNSRI is surrounded by greeny area and lake, so that students can spend their leisure time with jogging and taking picnics.
All students can choose the dorm to stay based on which campus they study. UNSRI provides many types of dormitories.
NAME OF DORMITORY CAMPUS
Apartemen Unsri : Indralaya
Asrama Mahasiswa : Indralaya
Penginapan Rektor : Indralaya
Hotel Student Center : Hotel Student Center
Wisma Sriwijaya : Palembang
Mess Griya Asri : Palembang