Tabot Ceremony, Bengkulu

Tabot Ceremony, The Famoust Festival in Bengkulu

In a pluralistic society, the differences in point of view toward phenomena and events are something that cannot be avoided, especially when they are related to individual sentiment or group interests. It also happens regarding the Tabot ritual. Apart from the phenomenon that Tabot is a tourism icon of Bengkulu, some people describe it as[…]

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The Bengkulu Museum

The Historical Of Bengkulu Museum

Where is your next destination for a vacation? Why don’t you travel to indonesia? There are many provinces that you can visit. For instance, there’s Bengkulu. It’s situated on the Southwest coastline of Sumatra Island. In the past, the city became a garrison and trading spot for foreigners. Bengkulu was affected much by the British.[…]

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The Thomas Parr Monument, Bengkulu

Thomas Parr Monument in Bengkulu

The Thomas Parr Monument (Indonesian: Tugu Thomas Parr) is a monument located in Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia and dedicated to Thomas Parr, the British Resident of Bengkulu who was killed in 1807. Constructed the year after his death, it is considered a cultural property of Indonesia. Location The Thomas Parr Monument is located along Ahmad Yani[…]

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Suban hot spring, Bengkulu

Relaxing At The Suban Hot Spring

Just below the hills of Bukit Kaba in the highlands of Bengkulu Province, one will find a pool of rejuvenating warmth surrounded by the lush beauty of nature. This is the Suban Hot Spring, located at the Penantian Village, East Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency, in the province of Bengkulu. Covering a total area of approximately 30 hectares, amidst[…]

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Lake Mas Harun Bastari, Bengkulu

Lake Mas Harun Bastari : A Picturesque Landscape And Serene Atmosphere

The road from Bengkulu City, pass the town of Curup and on to Lubuk Linggau in the South Sumatra province is highlighted with lots of ups and downhill rides with countless bends. Nonetheless, along this main route, nature presents some of her best features of lush green hills backed by rows of mountain ridges. Secluded behind one of the hills is Lake[…]

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Curup town, Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu

Curup Town, The Gateway To Bengkulu

Rafflesia Arnoldii, noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth, is a uniquely rare flower that  has become the icon of the province of Bengkulu. The best place to observe these exceptional flora is in the rainforests along the Bengkulu – Curup route. Curup itself is the capital and main hub of the Rejang Lebong Regency in the[…]

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Bukit Kaba, Bengkulu

Climbing Adventure, Bukit Kaba in Bengkulu

The lush  vegetation that covers  the foothills of Bukit Kaba offers a veritable  feast for the eyes, while the different colors of succulent fruit hanging from the trees enhance this picturesque view. A number of women can be seen in the orchard picking the ripe fruit and vegetables,  throwing these in the baskets on their[…]

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Tikus Island

Pulau Tikus : Small Island, Great Fun in Bengkulu

Located just 10 Kilometers from the city of Bengkulu, in the western part of Sumatra, Pulau Tikus or Rat Island is one of the primary marine tourism destinations in the area. This small, coral island measures less than 2 hectares, yet is home to numerous coral formations, a flourishing marine life, abundant biological resources, exquisite natural beauty, and of course,[…]

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Bengkulu City Where the British Once Ruled

Enjoying The City Of Bengkulu

Bengkulu, capital and largest city of Bengkulu Province, is not only the center of the provincial administration and facilities but it is also a city steeped in history. Traces of the great by gone era decorate major parts of the city and radiate a distinct classic ambience. With a total area of 245.67 km², the city[…]

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The Bengkulu Museum

The Bengkulu Museum : The City’s History And Culture

The Museum of a city is most often an inextricable part of the city’s history and culture. As a province and city once colonized by the British, Bengkulu holds the heritage of various cultures and nations combined in one place. Here in The Bengkulu Museum, we find a vast collection of objects, images, audios and ancient texts. Each,[…]

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Danau Dendam Tak Sudah, Bengkulu

Bengkulu’s Tranquil Danau Dendam Tak Sudah Nature Reserve

Lake of “Endless Vengeance” that is what Danau Dendam Tak Sudah means literally. Beyond its sinister name, the lake, situated by the town of Curup, 6 Km from Bengkulu City, capital of Bengkulu Province, presents its own distinct beauty and tranquility. The 37.5 hectares lake and its stretching surrounding green hills are one elaborate nature[…]

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Tapak Paderi Beach of Bengkulu

Tapak Paderi Beach, One Of The Top Tourist Destinations in Bengkulu

Tapak Paderi Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in the province of Bengkulu. With a coastline that borders the Indian Ocean, Bengkulu’s Tapak Paderi Beach merges into Pantai Panjang, or Long Beach, making the entire province’s coast seemingly endless stretches of fun and relaxation in the sea, sand and sun. Strolling along Tapak Paderi, visitors can[…]

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Panjang Beach

Pantai Panjang, The Long Beach Of Bengkulu

Pantai Panjang, translated to mean Long Beach, boasts a coastline of fine, white sands that stretches 7 kilometers. As the beach has no reefs, its width expands to 500 meters when the tide is low. The beach area is a central tourism district and is lined with restaurants, hotels, cottages and shops. Pantai Panjang is located[…]

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Soekarno's exile home, Bengkulu

Soekarno’s Exile Home in The City Of Bengkulu

Most Indonesians have learned in school about the exile of Soekarno (affectionately known as Bung Karno, meaning Brother Karno) Indonesia’s first president and leader of the country’s struggle for Independence from the late 1930s. In the midst of this struggle, to prevent Soekarno from making political speeches against the Dutch colonial policy, the Dutch Governor-General[…]

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The Fort Marlborough

Fort Marlborough : The Fortress Of Bengkulu

Fort Marlborough. The British or ‘Raffles’ Fort, was built between 1714 and 1719 and was famous as the second strongest fort built by British in Asia, Fort George in Madras, India being the first. It was restored and opened to the public.

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