During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Dutch East Indies company (VOC) established a small plantation area in the fertile and properous Bandung area. A supply road connecting Batavia (now Jakarta), Bogor, Cianjur, Bandung, Sumedang and Cirebon was built in 1786. In 1809, Louis Napoleon, the ruler of the Netherlands and its colonies, ordered the Dutch Indies Governor H.W. Daendels to increase the defense system of Java island against British. Daendels built a 1000 km road joining the west and east coasts of Java. Since the northern part of West Java at that time was only swamp and marsh, the road was diverted through Bandung.The Great Postweg (now Jalan Asia-Afrika) was laid down in 1810. Local folklore has it that when Daendels was walking along the edge of Cikapundung river, he was amazed by a site he found. He then put a stick at the edge of the Cikapundung and said: "Zorg, dat als ik terug kom hier een stad is gebouwd!" ('Attention! If I come again here, a city must be built!').Today, this site is the geographical center of Bandung. R.A. Wiranatakusumah II, the regent of Bandung regency at that time, moved its office from Krapyak, in the south, to a place near a pair of holy city wells (sumur Bandung), which is today the 'alun-alun (city square). He built his istana (palace), masjid agung (the grand mosque) and pendopo ("pavilion") in the classical orientation. [ The pendopo faces Tangkuban Perahu mountain, who was believed to have a mystical ambience. In 1880, the first major railroad between Batavia and Bandung was laid down. It boosted light industry in Bandung. Chinese migrants flocked in to help run the facilities, services and vendor machines. A small Chinatown district can still be recognised in the vicinity of the railroad station. In 1906, Bandung was given the status of gemeente (municipality) and then later as staadsgemeente (city municipality) in 1926. Bandung's location, in a low area between two mountainous areas, is strategically advantageous for military defense. In the 1930s, the Dutch East Indies government had planned to move the capital from Batavia to Bandung, and built military barracks, the central government building (Gouvernments Bedrijven, nicknamed Gedung Sate) and other buildings. This plan did not come to fruition following the failure of the Dutch to reclaim Indonesia after World War II.
Gedung Sate is the popular name for the governor's office of West Java province. It is one of the landmark buildings of Bandung and has become an icon for the city. It was designed by Dutch architect J.Gerber. Work on the building was began in 1920 and it was completed in 1922. This massive structure is still an imposing sight today. It is the centrepiece of a large complex of government buildings set on a public square. It is one of the most magnificent colonial buildings in all Indonesia.
Villa Isola is building villas located in the northern suburbs of Bandung. Located on high ground, on the left side of the road to Lembang (Jln. Setiabudhi), the building was used by the Teachers' Training College (Teacher Training and Education Institute) in Bandung, which is now the Indonesian Education University-UPI). Villa Isola is one of Art Deco architecture style buildings which are often found in Bandung. Villa Isola was built in 1933, belonged to a wealthy Dutchman named Dominique Willem Berretty. Then the building is used as a luxurious residence was sold and became part of the Hotel Savoy Homann. Subsequent developments, he was made Teachers' Training College Building (now UPI) and used as the rector's office.
Braga Street (official name in Indonesian: Jalan Braga) is a small street in the center of Bandung, Indonesia, which was famous in the 1920s as a promenade street. Chic cafes, boutiques and restaurants with European ambiance along the street had made the city to attain the Paris of Java nickname. The street starts from a T-junction with the Asia- Afrika Street (or De Groote Postweg during the colonial times) to the north until the city council (balaikota), which was formerly a coffee warehouse.
Building Independence in the way of Asia-Africa, Bandung, Indonesia, is a historic building that was once used as a place of the Conference of Asia- African Summit 1955. Now the building is used as a museum displaying various artefacts and photographs of Asia-African Conference which was forerunner of Non-Aligned Movement, the first ever held here in 1955
Savoy Homan Hotel is is old building in Bandung.. Asia- Afrika street.
Preanger Hotel Preanger Hotel at Asia- Afrika Street.
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