Jumat, 18 Mei 2012

Bengkulu City Tour

Chinatown is located 190 meters south of Fort Marlborough, at the point coordinates 3o 47 '15.9 "latitude and 102o 15' 2.6" BT. Based on historical data is a residential area of China since the British colonial period. The statement supports the existence of the remains, archeological remains in the region in the form of housing that has Chinese architecture.

Counted there were 20 pieces of the architecture of Chinese houses in this area. The houses are generally extends to the rear, second storey, and arched.

Seen also houses the ornate Terawangan contained in the window that serves as a vent, in common with the architecture of Chinese houses.

Residential areas of China are now almost unchanged shape although some still retained its authenticity. here are 2 photos illustrating the settlement is in line with the changing times.

to maintain distinctiveness keidentikan and residential areas of China, local governments Bengkulu establish a Chinese-style gate in front of Marlborough castle not far from the settlement.

 Home the British Governor Thomas Stamford Raffles

homas Stamford Raffles is the last British governor of Bengkulu Bengkulu before control of the exchange by the Dutch with Small Island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, 'Singapore'. In his reign Raffles lived in this house is not only used as a residence, is also used for various activities in the government.

Building 'Palace of Governors' is located approximately 300 meters to the North Fort Marlborough. Among the important buildings have monument Thomas Parr who is one of the important monuments of both the United Nations and the Indonesian nation.

It is said that the story of his time there is an underground tunnel that connects it to the Governor House in Fort Marlborough to the bottom side of the monument through thomas Parr.

Residence of the more impressive as the 'Palace' is very strong with European architectural style. Large poles lining the front of the impressive power and grandeur. The walls are thick with a wide window frames are the hallmark of the European Nations building in those days.

After independence and particularly after the enactment of the residency of his own province of Bengkulu be separate from the South Sumatra Province, Building Houses residence Thomas Stamford Raffles in gradually restored. Now the building is used as the residence of the Governor of Bengkulu house which are often used as a place to perform a variety of local government activities.

Building 'Castle' Raffles is a place not to be missed when we went to Bengkulu. The building is part of a series of inscriptions tell us, the current generation - how the interaction between the British people by the people of Bengkulu at that time so full of impressions and stories of heroism.

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