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Dutch cemetery rich with Jakarta history

  • Matheos Viktor Messakh

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 10 2008 | 11:02 am
Dutch cemetery rich with Jakarta history The tombstone of Olivia Marrianne Raffles (1814), the first wife of British Gov. Gen. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, stands in the grounds of Museum Taman Prastasi. (JP/Matheos Viktor Messakh) (1814), the first wife of British Gov. Gen. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, stands in the grounds of Museum Taman Prastasi. (JP/Matheos Viktor Messakh)

Just inside the gates, visitors are greeted by romantic angels, Gothic turrets, sleeping children, marble crosses and heavy tombstones with baroque coats-of-arms, bringing to mind ancient cemeteries in Europe. But don't expect to find lines of votive candles to remind us the dead still have living relatives who care. This is an old Dutch cemetery located on Jl. Tanah Abang I in Ce...

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