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Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, and the country's fourth largest city. Located 768 meters above sea level, Bandung has relatively year-around cooler temperature than most other Indonesian cities. The city lies on a river basin and surrounded by volcanic mountains. This topology provides the city with a good natural defense system, which was the primary reason of Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the colony capital from Batavia to Bandung.

The Dutch colonials first opened tea plantations around the mountains in the eighteenth century, followed by a road construction connecting the plantation area to the capital (180 kilometer to the northwest). The European inhabitants of the city demanded the establishment of a municipality (gemeente), which was granted in 1906 and Bandung gradually developed itself into a resort city for th (...)

This article details the history of Bandung from the first settlement until the 21st century. Bandung is a city in the western part of Java island in Indonesia. Beside its own city administration, Bandung also serves as the capital of the West Java province and the seat of the chief (bupati) of Bandung regency. Early settlement Although the oldest reference to t (...)

Gedung Sate with it’s characteristic ornament that looks like a sate stick, has been a landmark building for the city of Bandung for a long time. Not only for residents of Bandung or West Java, but people all over Indonesia recognize the style of the building which has become an example for several other buildings in West Java The building of the railway station in Tasikmalaya is a good exa (...)

If you are in for a visit to Bandung to see the heritage there, you should not forget to bring a visit to Paberik Kopi Aroma, which is one of the companies that has survived time and is still producing until today. They contribute to the uniqueness of Bandung as a city with a heritage. The factory itself is a building that has been built in the Dutch colonial time and has charact (...)

The Indonesian Railways prestige train, "Argogede," makes the uphill run from crowded, muggy Gambir Station in Jakarta to the cool hills of Bandung in West Java in three hours. Vistas change with altitude. Rice paddies that texture flat land around Jakarta give way to tea plantations as temperature cools. Tea plants grow in neatly clipped, orderly rows, a linear topiary landscape that u (...)

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB, Institut Teknologi Bandung) is a public, coeducational research university located in Bandung. ITB is the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia. Established in 1920 as Technische Hogeschool te Bandung (THB), ITB was also the place where Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, earned his engineering degree in civil engineering, concentr (...)

The Regency of Bandung is a regency in the province of West Java, Indonesia. The capital is Soreang. This regency borders to the regencies of Purwakarta, Subang and Sumedang in the north, Garut in the east and south and Cianrjur in the west and south. Since the year 2007, this regency has been formally split into two parts; the Regency of Bandung and the Regency of Wst Bandung, with as capital Nga (...)

The city of Cimahi is a city in the province of West Java. The city is located just west of the city of Bandung. Cimahi used to be a part of the district of Bandung, but it became an independent administrative city at 29 January 1976. At 21 June 2001 Cimahi became an autonomous city. There are three sub-districts in Cimahi and 15 sub-sub-districts. History of Cimahi Ci (...)

The sound of a motorized boat is not capable to over-stem the sound of quiet waters and a breeze on Situ Cileunca ('Lake Cileunca') in the village of Warnasari, in Pangalengan near Bandung in West Java. The wind blows through your years when you take the boat over the lake and your eyes will stare at the water and the mountains around Situ Cileunca. However this lake is re (...)

The Sundanese are an ethnic group in the western part of the Java island in Indonesia, numbering approximately 31 million. The Sundanese are Muslim. They speak a distinct language which is known locally as Basa Sunda or in English the Sundanese language. The oldest historical record containing the term "Sunda" is the Kebonkopi 2 stone inscription dated from 536 AD, refers to the Sund (...)

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