Photo Gallery of Historical Places In Bengkulu - The Remains of British Soldiers and Civilians in Bengkulu

Thomas Parr Monument - built in 1808
Thomas Parr Monument - This monument was built in 1808 as the grave for British Resident of Bencoolen (Bengkulu) Thomas Parr who was murdered in December 27 1807 by local civilian as the result of bad relationship between local rulers and EIC (East Indian Company) servants. But as the British administration worried about security of the remain, the remain of Thomas Parr then removed to Fort Marlborough. The monument still stand with its original state altough many big earthquakes happened in Bengkulu from time to time, except that the surrounding of the monument is renovated by Bengkulu's government in 2010

Photo Gallery of Historical Places In Bengkulu - Traces of The British Empire in Bencoolen 1685 - 1825

Fort Marlborough - Bencoolen - Indonesia

Built in 1714-1719 on an area of 44.000 square meters, Fort Marlborough was the second strongest fort built by British in the east after Fort George in Madras, India. The name of this fort  was chosen by Joseph Collet (Appointed Deputy Governor of Bencoolen) in honour of John Churchill, a famous British commandant who was given degree "Duke of Marlborough." Additional construction were made in 1759

Photo Gallery of Pulau Tikus (Mouse Island) Bengkulu

Pulau Tikus (Mouse Island) Bengkulu - Indonesia

Pulau Tikus (Mouse Island) is located at about 15 km from City of Bengkulu coast to the west. It is a small island surrounded by the coral reef. Pulau Tikus island can be reached from Bengkulu by boat for about 45 minutes drive. This island is clean and beauty especially the water, the water is very clear so that you may see some fishes swimming around the coral which surround this small island clearly. It is part of Bengkulu tourism destination especially for tourists which have great interest in snorkelling, diving and fishing.

Photo Gallery of Tapak Paderi Beach Bengkulu

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A small yacht approaching Tapak Paderi Beach

Tapak Paderi beach is located near the central of Bengkulu City. It is only about 500 meters from Bengkulu's Governor House. Tapak paderi beach is the location where the famous British's Fort Marlborough lies. Tapak Paderi beach once were the harbor of Bengkulu until 1985. It was the central of governance and economic activity center ever since the history of Bengkulu until that time. There are many memories of Bengkulu written and painted by local or international authors those put Tapak Paderi beach as it background place to describe Bengkulu at those times. 
Tapak Paderi beach maybe was the only recreational place for the British people when they occupied Bengkulu from 1685 to 1825.It is the place which witnessed the love stories of almost all couples of City of Bengkulu's people from time to time. Now Tapak Paderi beach is no more the only beautiful place in Bengkulu, but its charisma still planted at the hearts of Bengkulu's people as the number one beautiful historical place and beach in Bengkulu.

Bengkulunese Dance Video

Some Bengkulunese dancers doing rehearsal

copyright 2011 Nurul Iman Supardi
Bengkulu - Indonesia

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Photo Gallery of Pantai Jakat Beach Bengkulu

Pantai Jakat Beach in the morning

Pantai Jakat beach is located about 1 km from the city of Bengkulu. This beach is situated right at the bay of Bengkulu. Being a beach of this position gives Pantai Jakat Beach an advantage of calmer wave then other Bengkulu beach. That's why many fishermen anchor their artisanal fishing boats here. With the arc coast shape, pantai Jakat beach give a beautiful wide panorama. And also, this is the place where many visitors crowded in the beach every afternoon in Bengkulu. This beach is a suitable place to play in the water. It safe and clean, and also you can hire a cheap buoy around the beach.

Photo Gallery of The Black River: Sungai Hitam Kota Bengkulu

Spruce Trees at  Sungai Hitam  beach Bengkulu City

Photo Gallery of Capital City of Bengkulu Indonesia

The Horse Statue at Simpanglimo 
Bengkulu City is the capital of Bengkulu Province - a province that situated at the west coast of Sumatra Island. This city is a small town with the population around 300.000 people. Even it just a small town, but the history of Bengkulu is cited in international old document as the part of area included in Anglo-Dutch treaty 1824 (Tractat of London). Before the treaty, Bengkulu was the central of British East Indian Company (EIC)trading and garrison in south east Asia. British then built a huge fort -Fort Marlborough- in 1714 the second largest British Fort in Asia.

Photo Gallery of Pantai Panjang Beach of Bengkulu - Indonesia

Long Beach of Bengkulu : Pantai Panjang
Pantai Panjang Beach is a long clean white sand beach that stretched along 10 kilometers coast of Bengkulu City. This beach is only 2 km from the central city of Bengkulu. Pantai Panjang beach offers many beach experience which made this beach highly preferred by family tourist to come. The city road that run along the beach also give an exquisite experiences for a traveler seeking peaceful and relaxed time at beaches.

Photo Gallery of Lake Danau Dendam Tak Sudah Bengkulu

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Fisherman at Lake Danau Dendam Tak Sudah Bengkulu, Indonesia
Danau Dendam Tak Sudah (the "Unforgiven Lake") is man made lake situated 2 km from the city central of Bengkulu - Indonesia. This lake was built in around 1930s by the Dutch Authority in Bengkulu. This lake covering an area of 11.5 hectars and had been set as a natural reservation in Bengkulu City as the part of 577 hectars area of Danau Dusun Besar natural reservation.