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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of Indonesia on southeast Sumatra. Center of a powerful Hindu kingdom in the seventh and eighth centuries, it became a Dutch trading post in 1617 and was later occupied intermittently by the British. Population: 1,340,000.

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  • n. A city in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.


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  • I hope both of you will visited me and all of you're fans in Palembang-Indonesia

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  • The fleet captured one of Chenggong's junks in Palembang and confiscated its rich cargo of pepper.

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  • The suspects were arrested last July after Indonesian anti-terrorism police found 20 bombs in a house in Palembang, which is about 425km from Jakarta, and in other parts of south Sumatra.


  • A Garuda Boeing 737 landed on a taxiway in October 2008 at Palembang and blew some tires, a sequence of events investigators determined was caused by pilots failing to pay adequate attention to visually lining up with the runway.

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  • On the 8th of February he and his unit moved to Palembang, Sumatra where he furthered continued his air war with the Japs.


  • From Ceylon to Palembang and back was an eye-watering 3,900 miles, the longest unrefueled mission of the war.


  • Other Superfortresses dropped mines in the river near the city of Palembang on Sumatra.


  • Unfortunately, being here in Palembang, I'm going to have to wait a really long time.....unless I make a trip to Malaysia.

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  • Then, in June, they arrested a man in Cilacap, central Java, called Syaefuddin Zuhri, alias Sabit, who had helped the Palembang group acquire arms and bombs and was believed to be a close associate of Mr. Noordin.

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  • Last year, the police broke up a terrorist cell linked to Mr. Noordin in the city of Palembang on Sumatra island, but made few new arrests over the following year despite a number of leads thrown up by those detentions.

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