Pulau Tikus


Reachable via a 30-to-40-minute fishing boat ride (from 750,000Rp), this small island 15km west of Bengkulu is surrounded by coral reef, making it an excellent snorkelling destination.

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1. Fort Marlborough

5.93 MILES

Set on a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean, the star-shaped Benteng Marlborough, a former British fort, became the seat of British power in Bengkulu after…

2. British Cemetery

5.96 MILES

A fascinating remnant from the British rule in Bengkulu is this historical cemetery featuring gravestones of the English dating back to 1770. It's a well…

3. Pantai Panjang

6.22 MILES

Bengkulu’s main beach, Pantai Panjang, is 7km of clean white sand. Strong surf and currents make it unsafe for swimming, but there are decent surf breaks…

4. Soekarno House Museum

6.23 MILES

This is the house where Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, and his family lived in detention for three years from 1938–41 under Dutch rule. It features…

5. State Museum of Bengkulu Province

7.62 MILES

Like every provincial capital in Sumatra, Bengkulu has a museum covering the local traditional culture, with exhibits including Arabic-influenced lettered…