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One of Indonesia’s least-known provinces, Bengkulu is stepped in history. Separated from the rest of Sumatra by the imposing Bukit Barisan mountain range, the region had its own language and script until being absorbed into the mighty Majapahit kingdom in the 13th century. Colonized by the British in 1685, the city became an important exporter…

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