Parijs van Java 1

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This time, I went to Bandung actually for work. I had to visit two state universities there. But, between the two appointments, my colleague and I had time to get away for shopping and ate the traditional food. Yay...! Fortunately, my boss is not in this site, so he will not know what we have done ;-)

At the same time, I got a question from Le Parisien about how Bandung is. So, it reminds me that Bandung has "Parijs van Java" as its nickname. I think it might be interesting if he can see some photos of Bandung and also information about it. But, I am sure he will bend his brows and say, "How can Bandung be the Paris of Java?" 

Hahaha... so Le Parisien, and also all TBers who have been to Paris, check this out!

All I can say about Bandung is:

  • The city is nice cause there are still many big trees;
  • I love it cause there are many houses and buildings with Art Deco architectural style;
  • The people is very creative and stylish (many Indonesian singers and artist come from this city);
  • There are many Factory Outlets and boutiques that have great interior design;
  • There are many delicious food to taste (Bandung is a dangerous city for me besides Surabaya, cause I always gain my weight after I have been there).
    A cafe at Cisangkuy: look at the door and the windows

If you want to know more about Bandung, click this site:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandung

This is the info why Bandung is dubbed as Parijs van Java, taken from wikipedia:

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 km or 112 miles 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 the plantation owners. Luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and European boutiques were opened of which the city was dubbed as Parijs van Java.

The fertile area of the Parahyangan Mountains surrounding Bandung supports productive tea plantations. In the nineteenth century, Franz Junghuhn introduced the cinchona (kina) plant.

ITB Campus: green green green
[15] With its cooler elevated landscape, surrounded by major plantations, Bandung became an exclusive European resort area.[16] Rich plantation owners visited the city on weekends, attracting girls and businessmen from the capital, Batavia. Braga Street grew into a promenade street with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Two art-deco style hotels, Savoy Homann and Preanger, were built in the vicinity of the Concordia Society, a club house for the wealthy with a large ballroom and a theatre.[14] The nickname "Parijs van Java" was given to the city.

I went to Institut Teknologi Bandung and took some photos there.

A boutique: muslim woman wear
This is the info about its architecture:

Bandung is renowned for its large stock of Dutch colonial architecture; most notably the tropical Art Deco architectural style. Henri Maclaine-Pont is among the first Dutch architects who realized how important to combine each architectural style with culture of local people. He stressed that modern architecture should be evolved from local history and native elements.[23] In 1920, Pont planned and designed buildings for the first technical university in the Dutch East Indies, Technische Hogeschool te Bandung (the present-day Institut Teknologi Bandung), after which he was named as a professor in architecture at the university. A striking local Javanese roof style is noticeably seen on top of the campus' ceremonial hall, embedded in his artwork.[23]

YantiSoeparno says:
So, if it's not cincau, I don't have any idea.... ;-)
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Is not cincau, I know that. Is just rose syrup with carnation milk. So is pinkish drink and nice:)
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
YantiSoeparno says:
Is it with the green jelly in it? If yes, maybe what you meant is cincau. The jelly is made of special leaves called cincau. The color is dark green. In Indonesia, we use coconut milk and rose syrup.
Posted on: Feb 28, 2009
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ITB office
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A cafe at Cisangkuy: look at the d…
A cafe at Cisangkuy: look at the …
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
A boutique: muslim woman wear
A boutique: muslim woman wear
Breakfast outdoor
Breakfast outdoor
The windows from inside
The windows from inside
Hot Spot: a new trend
Hot Spot: a new trend
Fried Rice
Fried Rice
Soto Bandung
Soto Bandung
Pempek: originally from South Suma…
Pempek: originally from South Sum…
Strawberry Yoghurt
Strawberry Yoghurt
Surabi Bandung: the making
Surabi Bandung: the making
Surabi Bandung: cheese and sausage
Surabi Bandung: cheese and sausage
Surabi Bandung: banana and oncom
Surabi Bandung: banana and oncom
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of cl…
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of c…
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of cl…
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of c…
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of cl…
Indonesian Piggy Banks: made of c…
The signage of the boutique on wat…
The signage of the boutique on wa…
The signage of the boutique on the…
The signage of the boutique on th…
The terrace and the windows
The terrace and the windows
The entrance doors
The entrance doors
The collection: muslim woman wear
The collection: muslim woman wear
The interior of the boutique
The interior of the boutique
The interior of the boutique
The interior of the boutique
Gedung Sate: one of the famous bui…
Gedung Sate: one of the famous bu…
Safira Boutique: muslim woman wear
Safira Boutique: muslim woman wear
Yay... shopping! What an impulsive…
Yay... shopping! What an impulsiv…
Ganesha: the symbol of Institut Te…
Ganesha: the symbol of Institut T…
ITB office
ITB office
ITB office
ITB office
ITB office
ITB office
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: green green green
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
ITB Campus: the new building
ITB Campus: the new building
ITB Campus: the new building
ITB Campus: the new building
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
Ganesha Wicker
Ganesha Wicker
Ganesha Wicker
Ganesha Wicker
The Signage of ITB
The Signage of ITB
The Main Gate of ITB
The Main Gate of ITB
The statue infront of ITB
The statue infront of ITB
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco …
ITB Campus: the tropical Art Deco…
Another old building
Another old building
Street Vendor: Fried Starch stuffe…
Street Vendor: Fried Starch stuff…
Street Vendor: preparing our lunch
Street Vendor: preparing our lunch
Mi Yamin and Mi Kocok Bandung
Mi Yamin and Mi Kocok Bandung
My lunch: Mi Kocok Bandung
My lunch: Mi Kocok Bandung
Bandung
photo by: yuness