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Address: Ahmad Yani street, Bengkulu, Indonesia
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2012
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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For me the one thing i really love is the cleannes of the places. This building positioned near traditional market but still stau clean. Its a simple monument. Nothing to see actually.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is located within 5 minutes walk from Marlborough fort and/or Chinesetown. It stood lonely, no explanation whatsoever. The building itself is in good condition. But that is all. One good thing, it is located on the way to the ford, to Chinesetown, and to Tapak Paderi Beach. So you could stop for a minute to look at it.

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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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