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Thomas Parr Monument

Ahmad Yani street, Bengkulu, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Bengkulu
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Bencoolen was hardly the most noteworthy of Britain's colonies. All it ever produced was a bit of pepper and graveyards full of malaria victims. They eventually traded it for the Malaysian port of Melaka, and it seems that the Dutch, in gaining Bencoolen (now Bengkulu) got the raw end of the deal. It is no exaggeration to say that Sumatra's... More 

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