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3 Gedung Merdeka (Independence Building) located on Jalan Asia Afrika Number 65 Bandung was built in 1895 as a meeting place for European people, especially who lived in Bandung and its surroundings. Most of them were the owner of the tea plantation and Dutch officers.

4 The building was designed in 1926 in art deco style by Van Galen and C.P. Wolff Schoemaker, both professors at Technische Hogeschool (today ITB) and famous architects of that time. The 7,500 m² building had Italian marble floors, some saloon and rooms in cikenhout wooden finishing, and was adorned with crystal lamps on the decoC.P. Wolff SchoemakerTechnische Hogeschool


6 The first building on the site at the intersection of Braga Street and Jalan Asia-Africa was constructed in 1895 for the Sociëteit Concordia. In 1926 it was rebuilt by Wolff Schoemacher, Albert Aalbers and Van Gallen. The Sociëteit Concordia was the dance hall, entertainment and social gathering venue for rich people in Bandung and its vicinity. That included plantation owners or employees, officers, officials, and wealthy businessman. During weekends, the building was filled with people enjoying art performances, social dances and dinner.Braga StreetAlbert Aalbers During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, the building was renamed Dai Toa Kaman and served as cultural centre.Japanese occupation of Indonesia Merdeka Building 1921

7 After the Indonesian proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945, the building was used as headquarters of Indonesian independence fighters against Japanese troops. After the recognition of Indonesian Independence by The Netherlands in 1949, and the formation of federal government of Negara Pasundan, Concordia building was once again used as public gathering hall, for art performances, parties, dances, and gala dinner. Merdeka Building 1949

8 In 1954, the government of Indonesia appointed Bandung as the host of Asian–African Conference, the Concordia building chosen as the venue of this International conference. At that time Concordia was the largest and grandest hall in Bandung, with strategic location near Savoy Homann Hotel and Preanger Hotel in the city centre. In early 1955, the building was renovated to meet international conference requirements by Ir. R. Srigati Santoso, and renamed Gedung Merdeka (independence building). The building also served as Indonesian House of Representatives (MPR) convention building.Asian–African ConferenceSavoy Homann HotelMerdekaIndonesian House of Representatives In 1965 the Gedung Merdeka was the venue for the Asian-African Islamic Conference. In 1971 all of the House of Representatives meetings and activities were moved toJakarta. In March 1980 the building hosted the 25th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, and the Asian-African Conference Museum was inaugurated by president Soeharto.JakartaSoeharto Merdeka Building 1955



11 Afghanistan,Burma,Cambodia,Ceylon, People's Republic of China,Egypt,Ethiopia,Gold Coast,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Japan,J ordan,Laos,Lebanon,Liberia,Libya,Nep al,Pakistan,Philippines,Saudi Arabia,Sudan,Syria,Thailand,Turkey,De mocratic Republic of Vietnam (North),State of Vietnam (South),Yemen Condition of The Asian-African Conference 1955

12 Respect for fundamental human rights and for the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations; Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations; Recognition the equality of all races and the equality of all nations, large and small; Abstention from intervention or interference in the internal affairs of another country; Respect for the right of each nation to defend itself singly or collectively, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations. Abstention from the use of arrangements of collective defence to serve any particular interests of the big powers. Abstention by any countries from exerting, pressures on other countries. Refraining from acts or threats of aggression or the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any countries. Settlement of all international disputes by peaceful means, such as negotiation, conciliation, arbitration or judicial settlement as well as other peaceful means of the parties own choice, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations. Promotion for mutual interest and cooperation. Respect for justice and international obligation.












24 After you departed at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta Next you can choose what transportation do you need? >by bus

25 In Soekarno-Hatta airport there are buses that serve you to bandung namely Primajasa. the trip lasts 3 hours from the airport and you stop at Bandung super mall and use taxi for go to hotel see the line yellow.The hotel name is hotel horison located at jalan pelajar-pejuang. To go my school see the red line you can use taxi to there located at jalan samoja number 5 or use Angkutan Kota / public transportation the name is Gedebage-ST.Hall the colour is green and stop at jalan samoja.To go merdeka building you can use taxi located at jalan asia-afrika.


27 Enjoy your travelling with The Braga

28 Thanks and welcome to Bandung

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