13 Interesting Facts about Bandung
Bandung is the capital of West Java Province. Bandung is the largest metropolitan city in West Java province, as well as being the capital of the province. The city is located 140 km southeast of Jakarta, and is the largest city in the southern part of Java Island. Then the area of Bandung Raya (Metropolitan Region of Bandung) is the second largest metropolitan in Indonesia after Jabodetabek.
Flower city is another name for this city, because in ancient times the city is considered very beautiful with the many trees and flowers that grow there. In addition Bandung was formerly also called Paris van Java because of its beauty. To see more following interesting facts about Bandung you may see these followings.
- Marked as Indonesia Fashion City
Europe may have a city of Paris as a fashion center, but Bandung is also known as a city as well as fashion paradise in Indonesia considering there are many famous fashion brands in Bandung. Call it world class brands like Giorgio Armani, Guess, and Hugo Boss produced in this city. There are also hundreds of local fashion brands that are ready to compete in domestic and international markets. That’s why Bandung is nicknamed Paris van Java. Because Paris is a fashion city of the world, meanwhile Bandung is a fashion city in Java.
Flower city is another name for this city, because in ancient times the city is considered very beautiful with the many trees and flowers that grow there. In addition Bandung was formerly also called Paris van Java because of its beauty. To know more interesting facts about Bandung, you can see these following paragraphs below.
- World Medical Drug Center
Bandung is also known as a place to produce hepatitis drugs and rabies drugs that will be distributed to the world. So you can imagine that the city of Bandung has an important role in the field of health. You can visit Pasteur area if you want to see the hepatitis and rabies vaccine factory.
- The city which had the first cinema in Indonesia.
The film industry of the homeland has been so rapid that it can spawn the work phenomenal, but did you know that Bandung became the first city in Indonesia as a place of cinema movie screenings titled Lutung Kasarung in 1926 and the second film titled Eulis Acih aired one year ago. Until now, Bandung is also the first place to establish Blitz Megaplex Paris Van Java which is the largest cinema Indonesia.
- Became The 6th World’s Best World Class Finalists
Under the leadership of Mayor Ridwan Kamil, the city of Bandung succeeded in defeating tens of cities from all over the world and becoming a finalist of World Smart City Award 2015 held in Barcelona some time ago. Bandung accompanied Dubai as a representative of Asia in the competition.
- The host of the Asian-African Conference in 1955
In 1955, the city of Bandung once hosted the Asian-African Conference. The Asian-African Conference (KAA) is a meeting between Asian-African countries that voices anti-colonialism. In fact, in his speech, the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said that Bandung was the capital of Asia-Africa.
- Bosscha Observatory
Bosscha Observatory is one of the oldest observation stars in Indonesia located in Bandung. Bosscha was built by Nederlandsch-Indische Sterrenkundige Vereeniging (NISV) or the Dutch Indies Star Association. This observatory has also been the scene of filming one of Indonesian children’s film entitled “Petualangan Sherina”.
- There are 4 state universities
The city of Bandung is the only city with 4 State Universities. They are Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), Padjajaran University (Unpad), and Sunan Gunung Jati State Islamic University. It would be a nice consideration if you could be the students of university in Bandung.
- A lot of parks you can find
Bandung has many parks commonly used by residents to remove fatigue. So far, it has dozens of neatly laid out gardens (some are still under construction). Bandung is famous for its unique city parks. One of them is Taman Jomblo. Taman Jomblo is a special park created for lonely singles in Bandung. This park was initiated by the Mayor of Bandung, Ridwan Kamil.
- One of the historical cities of Indonesia
Bandung Lautan Api is the nickname of Bandung when the seizure of territory by the Dutch who will make the city of Bandung as their military headquarters. Residents of Bandung at that time was incessant incessant to defend their beloved city.
The tragedy led by A.H. Nasution is due to the background with the ultimatum of the Dutch army to empty the city of Bandung. Because of his love, A.H. Nasution and his leader laiinnya willing mebakar own city with a reason for the city of Bandung is not used by the Dutch army. This restoration took place on March 23, 1946.
- A city with lots of angkot
Bandung city is a big city that has the largest fleet of public transportation named angkot, why so? This is related to Bandung residents who prefer to use public transportation for traveling rather than using private vehicles. Evidenced by the number of angkot in Bandung be cool because not much pollution.
- It has many tourist destinations
In addition to its beautiful nature and attractive townscape, Bandung is also a city with many tourist destinations. Bandung is famous for its family tourism destination is interesting and arguably cheap but memorable. Family tours that can be obtained are in tourist objects such as Farmhouse, Floating Market Lembang, and much more.
- Sundanese Beautiful Girls
Not only the interesting tour, Bandung also has a stock of beautiful and sweet girls, no wonder if Bandung is nicknamed with a beautiful woman paradise. In addition to beautiful and sweet girls Bandung city is friendly and brave, because many are using public transportation.
- City of Cellular Network
Did you know Flower City is a Network City Cellular telecommunications operators, although not as the State Capital, Bandung City is believed to be the first city to get a network of prime. So, this City is the first City to feel the quality of cellular network, when other cities do not have it.
Those are facts about Bandung. This city is considerably most visited city in West Java. It could be another option for those who want to visit Indonesia besides Bali. Wanna try to visit this city?