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Address: Jln. Veteran, Bengkulu 38115, Indonesia
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abandoned british cemetery

located on resedential area, the cemetery look old and abandoned. a pity , its not well taken care by local goverment as a historical site . maybe its sentimental journey for... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2013
rikadewina
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Java, Indonesia
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

It happened over hunders year ago but the rest of the bodies are there. Young man and woman who passed away from a.o. malaria desease. Pitty, only the grass is cutted but the grave is become ruined. Except one grave from a Dutch who has note from his far away family, there is no sign from the other families. There... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Locate at Sub region Jitra, just 300 meter from the Bengkulu Governor house and 400 meter from the Panjang beach.. The Cemetery has renovate on several year ago with donate and support by The UK Government. Easy to access including by Public Transport..... On there Traveler or Visitor will be see the Cemetery with Big size and unique design and... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The cemetery has been neglected for years. There is nothing posted that explains it's significance or history. It may be of interest to descendants of those buried here. I only visited because it is directly across the street from a great coffee shop, Bencoolen Coffee House.

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Java, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

located on resedential area, the cemetery look old and abandoned. a pity , its not well taken care by local goverment as a historical site . maybe its sentimental journey for british family who burried their family here...but mean nothing to others

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Bengkulu, once Bencoolen, was once part of the British Empire. This site was once a British East India Company graveyard with an impressive array of mausoleums and headstones. The city suffered horribly from malaria back in the day and British men assigned to this post had no more than a 50% chance of surviving their first year here. This makes... More 

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