British Cemetery

Bengkulu, Indonesia

British Cemetery

The British Cemetery Complex is located in the Jl.Veteran Jitra, Bengkulu. It is the largest British cemetery in Southeast Asia. Sightseeing here is being a witness to the past when the city of Bengkulu and Britain had many historic links.

There is also a legendary Marlborough Castle which is approximately 800 meters away from the Cemetery.

In this complex there are many graves of prominent British rulers who ruled Bengkulu in 1775 until 1940. Among them are McDouglas, Parker, Hutchinson, Mclean and others.

The British once colonized Indonesia starting in Bengkulu in 1650 and Bengkulu became the center of the British colonial administration. The British soldiers and civilians who died were buried here at this cemetery in Bengkulu.

This cemetery is the largest in Southeast Asia, there are about 1,000 monumental tombstones in various sizes, located on 4.5 hectares of land in the length of 300 meters and 150 meters wide.

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Bengkulu City is the capital of Bengkulu Province located on the western coastal of Sumatera Island. The city was first occupied by the English, before Before that Bengkulu was a part of Inderapura Kingdom and Kesultanan Banten. In the 19th century the city was transfered to the Dutch.

There were several ethnic kingdoms in Bengkulu such as Sungai Serut, Selebar, Pat Pethulai and Balai Buntar Kingdom.

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Bengkulu is served by Fatmawati Soekarno Airport. Fatmawati Soekarno Airport is located about 14 km south from Bengkulu. A taxi into the city from Fatmawati Soekarno Airport would cost IDR 120.000. Read more about Fatmawati Soekarno Airport or look for flights to Bengkulu