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The Asian-African Conference which was held on 18th to 24th April 1955 in Bandung gained a big success both in formulating common concerns and in preparing operational guidance for cooperation among Asian African Nation as well as in creating world order and world peace. The success of the conference was not only for the time being but also for the time after so that the soul and spirit of the Asian-African Conference becomes one of the most important factor that deciding world history.
In order to maintain those mentions above, it is important if the Asian-African Conference with its event is maintained eternally in a museum where the conference was held, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung, a city that is considered as a capital city and a source of inspiration for the Asian-African Nations.
Address: Jalan Asia Afrika no 65 Bandung 40111 Jawa Barat I
Phone: +62-22-4233-564/ 4238-031
This is one of the oldest temple in Bandung, Chinese-style interior.
Address: Jl. Klenteng No. 2 23-A Bandung
Is a modern shopping mall in Bandung.
Address: Jl. Sukajadi 136-139 Bandung
Phone: 62-22- 820 63630
playing angklung @ SAU
Angklung is one of sundanese traditional music tool made of bamboo. Udjo Ngalegana is the founding father of Saung Angklung Udjo.
Angklung performance everyday from Monday to Saturday at 3.30pm
Address: Jl. Padasuka 118 Bandung
Bandung residents are justly proud of the wealth of historic architecture that graces the city; to them the building are the scenic backgrounds of their lives, the concrete and brick that make up their urban environment. Each place has its own history.
JAARBEURS Jalan Aceh no 50
This complex, designed as a civic exposition center in 1917 by the Schoemaker brothers, is now a military compound. Originally it was the site of the annual trade fair (Jaarbeurs), whish presented the products of the Priangan region to investors from all over the Netherlands Indies, and often to perspective buyers from Europe. The nude figures are a part of the civic art of the city.
VILLA ISOLA Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229.
Designed by C.P.W. Schoemaker. Built in 1933 as a private home for an Italian millionaire D.W. Berretty. It was beautifully designed and remains the foiremost Art Deco monument. Now it serves as UPI's (University of Education Indonesia) headmastership building.
CENTRAL POLICE STATION Jalan Merdeka no 16-18
Opened as the Kweekschool, a teacher’s training school, it is one of the earliest buildings in Bandung. The complex serves as the central police station for Bandung, and the building has been under the threat of demolition for the past several years.
ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL Jalan Merdeka no 14
The church was designed in modern Neo-Gothic Revival Style by C.P. Wolff-Schoemaker in 1922. It is the cathedral for Bandung Roman Catholics.
RAILWAY VIADUCT Jalan Suniaraja and the Cikapundung River
This area of the city was planned by Thomas Karsten to be an open space in the middle of the city over the Cikapundung River. Its massive walls support the railroad line.
Another oldest church in Bandung, located on the west side of Balaikota, not too far from the Cathedral.
Is the only observatorium in Indonesia. It is now part of the Dept. of Astronomy, Institute Technology Bandung. Between April-October, with some presentations and demos. Ask there for a specific date as this public night is open at the 7th & 8th of the lunar month.
To visit there, ask the department administration first for a reservation. Reservation must be made 1 month before. Closed on national holidays, Sunday and Monday.
Jalan. Peneropongan Bintang, Lembang 40391.
The capitol building for the Province of West Java, the building was designed by J. Gerber in 1921. It was used as the head of the Dutch Indies Government Companies. A design called ‘Eclectic’ because the building mixes different architectural styles: Spanish moorish style for the windows, Italian reinaissance for the overal building, and between Balinese pura & Thai's pagoda for the roof. The facade faces directly to the Mt. Tangkubanperahu.
The roof has a decoration of a popular satay food as now it is famous for the name, though it was not meant to be like that. In fact, it is a 6 ornaments, symbolizing 6 million guldens, the cost of the building.
Now, the complex is the office of West Java governor and the local provincial house of representatives.
GASIBU SQUARE, is located in the front of Gedung Sate, is the place for every official ceremonial of West Java Province Government.
Address: Jalan Diponegoro no 22
Maison Bogerijn (Braga Permai)
AU BON MARCHE BUILDING Jalan Braga no 3
For the latest in Paris fashions for the planters wives, this shop was the best known on the street. It was designed by the architect A. Makkinga in 1913 and was given a clearly French name. The stained glass windows are of the art Nouveau design, while the iron balcony and tower complete the beauty of this building.
BRAGA PERMAI RESTAURANT Jalan Braga no 58
THE GAS BUILDING Jalan Braga no 38
Designed by R.L.A. Schoemaker in 1930, the Gas Building is of Modern Functionalism style Art Deco detailing, and stands amid the another fine architectural works.
LANDMARK BUILDING Jalan Braga no 131
Was designed by C.P. W. Schoemaker in the Indo-European style. One particular interest is the inclusion of traditional decorations such as the two giant Kala heads on the façade. The building re-used as the Landmark Exhibition Centre.
BANK OF INDONESIA Jalan Braga no 108
This beautiful building was designed in a Classical Revival Style and is one of the few remaining in the city. It is the first building in Bandung to use reinforced concrete. The bank is currently the head office for Bank Indonesia in Bandung.
PIETERSPARK (Taman Balaikota) is located at front of Bank of Indonesia building, in the center of Bandung city.
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GEDUNG MERDEKA Jalan Asia Afrika no 65
Designed by Van Gallen Last and C.P.W Schoemaker. Built in 1895 for a club house for rich people, named the Concordia Society. In 1955, this building was famous as the first Asian-African conference venue. Now it is a Museum of the Asian- African Conference.
KM 0 BANDUNG Jalan Asia Afrika
PREANGER HOTEL Jalan Asia Afrika no 81
It has two sides: the old facade and the modern wing side. The old facade has an interesting story, as C.P.W. Schoemaker designed the art-deco style that is blended with local culture. It was a controversial issue at that time, but that gives a unique style.
SAVOY HOMANN HOTEL Jalan Asia Afrika no 112
Was built in 1880, renovated in 1938 by a Dutch architect A.F. Aalbers with an art-deco style as it is seen today. A talltower was placed to break this horizontal plane and porthole windows complete the look that seems almost nautical in effect. It still serves a hotel until now. http://www.savoyhomann-hotel.com
STATE ELECTRIC COMPANY Jalan Asia Afrika no 63
In shapes reminiscent of a steamship, replete with porthole windows, this building was designed on the banks of the Cikapundung River by C.P.W. Schoemaker in 1933. The building was to house the state electyric company and used the style of Indo-European architecture, a style greatly favored by Bandung’s foremost architects of the period. A pair of Holy-City wells (Sumur Bandung) is located inside this building.
CITY SQUARE (ALUN ALUN)
City square (Alun-alun Bandung) is the classical central core of the democratic city in Indonesia, since the 15th century. It is typically a square of grass field with 4 sides are the city major residence, pendopo (a place to meet between citizens and the government), a mosque and a prison. The Grand Mosque is still visible, it has undergone a major renovation and expansion with two 81 m high minarets and a Taj Mahal interior design. The pendopo is also still there, behind a high wall. The prison has been transformed into a mall with one block is preserved as a museum, a cell block where Soekarno, the first president of Indonesia, spent some time in there. The major transition is that now alun-alun serves as an entertainment park, where shopping mall buildings are surrounding the square.
THE MAIN POST OFFICE Jalan Asia Afrika no 49
It bagan its function as the Post en Telegraaf Kantoor (the Post and Telegraph office). The building was damagaed during the war and rebuilt in 1949, using many of its original fixtures and fitting thatr area still in use today. Today it functions as the main post office building, managed by PT Pos Indonesia.
BANK MANDIRI BUILDING Jalan Asia Afrika
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