Category Archives: History

MELODIOUS BAMBOOS PART 2 : Calung


God the Almighty, created human beings with artistry and creativity. A piece of bamboo can be turned into a beautiful musical instrument. Calung. A Sundanese art masterpiece that became the pride and national identity.
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MELODIOUS BAMBOOS PART 1 : Angklung


Walking in the bamboo forest
I heard a muffled whimper
No, it’s not my conscience
Only the friction of bamboo leaves

Bamboo (Bambuseae, Ltn) is a herbaceous plant species with many cavities and many segments in its trunk. Bamboo has many types. In this world, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants. Because it has a unique rhizoma-dependent system, in a day  bamboo can grow along  60cm (24 inches) even more, depending on soil conditions and climatology where he planted (Wikipidia).
Sundanese land (Priangan) have suitable soil conditions for bamboos to grow and develop. And make bamboo as an artistic medium for the Sundanese artists, and shaping it into various kinds of music instrument. Such as Angklung.

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Bandung’s Flea Market : Paradise of Second Hand Treasure


Almost everyone when looking for stuff, of course, want a good quality and affordable (cheap) goods. And certainly, very rare shops, department stores or mall that could accommodate that desire. But there is a place that can fulfill that desire, that is “flea market”. With a little skill in selecting goods and negotiations, surely you will get a cheap and a good quality goods, according to your wishes.

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The Bandung’s Grand Mosque


America once had twin towers (WTC). Malaysia has twin towers (Petronas Tower). Even in film Lord of the Ring also has twin towers! Bandung was not to be outdone. It is located right in the heart of the city – at Bandung Townhall. Masjid Agung Bandung (the Bandung’s Grand Mosque), now stands majestically, becoming one of the Bandung’s iconic building.

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Romance Beneath The Stars & Planets : Bosscha Planetarium


Why is February so Special? Yup! That’s wright! On 14’s! The Valentine’s Day! On that day all couples create the nuances of romantic, one of them by visiting beautiful wrought-place, which if can enhance intimacy. Candle lite diner for two at a leading restaurant, watching a romantic-comedy film in theatre, lying on a white beach to enjoy the sunset, while slurping a glass of chilled champagne, or just a walk in the city’s park, embraced, under the bright full moon. But it all sounds cliche. And maybe you need another alternative. Maybe …. celebrate the V’s Day with your love one, with the  stars and the planets in the universe …. that you can experience it at : Bosscha Planetarium.

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GONG XI FA CHOI : The Story of Chinatown in Bandung


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Gōngxǐ facai! Hopefully this year we’re all blessed in safety, prosperity, success, and better health.
Today, all citizens of Bandung, in particular residents of Chinese descent, celebrate it with joy. Did you know, Bandung also has a “Chinatown” as well as in other countries. Bandung full of fascinating cultural diversity. One of them is Chinese culture, that influence every aspect of life the citizens of Bandung for a long time.

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OLD & NEW : Bring The Nostalgic Atmosphere


Shopping enjoyment can we feel when we’ve got what we want and need. And what we want /need, not necessarily the new, the latest or the modern one(s). It could be the antiques, second-hand (maybe more) and the old-look. After I trafeled and need a rest, for a moment I stopped at this place. A simple shop, with the contents of which, practically, far from simple. Brings me to another time ….

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Tour-Science at the Bandung’s Museum of Geology : Geological Sciences Souvenirs


Sometimes, when my friends from out of town visit to Bandung for a vacation, they just asked me to take around Bandung, visiting natural attractions, shopping and culinary tourism. Because they just know it! They forget about a place, which is practically not atourist attraction “in general”. More likely on a scientific tour : to research and addscience. However, according to my personal opinion, this place could become a tourist attraction all circles, cheap, and increase our knowledge insights …… that place is the Bandung’s Geology Museum.

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Greenness and Coolness in the Central City: Juanda Forest Park


If you want to find a coolness, lush and full of greenery, away from the crowded and congested city, but also not far from the city of Bandung, maybe you should visit the place on this one: Tahura JUANDA.

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Nostalgic Hotel : Grand Preanger *****


If you had a walk in the direction Jl. Asia Afrika Bandung, your eyes will immediately be able to see a large building, with old architecture there. Old buildings that remained graceful and very historic in this city … Grand Preanger Hotel.

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