PANTAI PANJANG (LONG BEACH)
Pantai Panjang, translated to mean Long Beach, boasts a coastline of fine, white sands that stretches 7 km. As the beach has no reefs, its width expands to 500 meters when the tide is low.The beach area is a central tourism district and is lined with restaurants, hotels, cottages and shops. Unlike many beaches, Pantai Panjang has no coconut or palm trees, but is dominated by Spruces and Pines which create a lovely shelter for beach-goers to rest and relax under.
The outskirts of the beach are lined with rows of fragrant spruce and pine trees, complementing the beauty of the soft, white sands and shining sun. The afternoon is the ideal time to go to the beach as the weather will be cool. Stick around long enough for evening to come around, and watch the colors of the horizon light up in the glow of the setting sun. The beach is also a popular place for travellers to set up camp for the night.
Fort Marlborough is a building fortress that located on the coast of Tapak Padri – Bengkulu City. Marlborough was built by the British colonial in 1914 – 1719 under the leadership of Governor General Josef Colin during their occupation in the region of Bengkulu.
Fort Marlborough is the largest fort that ever built by the United Nations during colonialism in Southeast Asia. The construction of buildings castle of Fort Marlborough is indeed very thick related with the British architectural style of the 20th century that indeed ‘magnificent’ and ‘established’.
Soekarno’s Exile Home
Bung Karno’s exile home in the town of Bengkulu measures roughly 162 square meters. It is a simple, rectangular house with plain walls, a high pyramid-shaped roof and a spacious yard. The main doors are double leaf with ornate window grills. It is not known when the house was first constructed, but it is estimated to have been built in the early 20th century.
The house was originally owned by Chinese businessman, Tan Eng Cian, who worked as a grocery supplier for the Dutch Government. Chinese characteristics can be found in the structure of the building’s vents, and several doors and windows are still patterned with Chinese characters. The house was later leased by the Dutch government as a home for Sukarno.
Today, the building is maintained by the Bengkulu Provincial Government and is named Persada Bung Karno. It now serves as a museum, library, meeting room and theater. Within the house is a collection of objects of high historical value, such as Soekarno’s strategy outlines during his struggle in exile.
The late first lady’s old house is a traditional stilt house with Malay-style carved ornaments. It is of medium size, equipped with a porch, living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Photos of Fatmawati with Bung Karno and their children are displayed in the living room.
Another artifact to see in the house is the sewing machine used by the first lady to sew Indonesia’s first red-and-white flag from two shawls.
Bengkulu City Tour is offered on 18th October 2019
Price: IDR 150,000 per person
– Bus from Hotel to Fort Marlborough, Panjang Beach, Soekarno House, Fatmawati House
– Tour guide
Anyone who gets interested to join the conference tour, please send your interests and your tour registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org / Telp/WhatsAPP : 0811730024 (Abdul Hamid Hakim)
The deadline for conference tour registration is on October 17 at the Santika Hotel Bengkulu.
More information can be seen as follow:
Itinerary of Bengkulu City Tour