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Bandung ( Floating Market , Kebun bunga Begonia & Pabrik tahu susu )

on August 7, 2015

IMG_20150509_184425Bandung (Indonesian: Kota Bandung) (Dutch: Bandoeng) is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia and the country’s third largest city by population with a sprawling urban population of 8.6 million in 2011. Located 768 metres (2,520 ft) above sea level, approximately 140 kilometres (87 miles) south east of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler temperatures year-round than most other Indonesian cities. The city lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains. This topography provides a good natural defense system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government’s plan to move the colony capital from Batavia to Bandung.

The Dutch colonials first established tea plantations around the mountains in the eighteenth century, and a road was constructed to connect the plantation area to the capital (180 kilometres (112 miles) to the northwest). The Dutch inhabitants of the city demanded establishment of a municipality (gemeente), which was granted in 1906, and Bandung gradually developed itself into a resort city for plantation owners. Luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and European boutiques were opened, hence the city was nicknamed Parijs van Java (Dutch: “The Paris of Java”).

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Since Indonesia achieved independence in 1945, the city has experienced rapid development and urbanisation, transforming Bandung from idyllic town into a dense 16,500 people/km2 metropolitan area, a living space for over 2.5 million people. Natural resources have been exploited excessively, particularly by conversion of protected upland area into highland villas and real estate. Although the city has encountered many problems (ranging from waste disposal, floods to complicated traffic system, etc.), Bandung still attracts tourists, immigrants and weekend travelers.

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The city of Bandung has a tropical highland rainforest monsoon climate.Due to its elevation, the climate in Bandung is cooler than most Indonesian cities and is classified as humid; the average temperature is 23.6 °C (74.5 °F) throughout the year.[9] The average annual rainfall ranges from 1,000 millimetres in the central and southeast regions to 3,500 millimetres in the north of the city.The wet season conforms with other Indonesian regions, around November to April. Despite its high elevation, no snow was recorded, due to its tropical location, even though lowest temperature recorded is 4.44 °C (40.0 °F). Also, it has wet and dry seasons, despite being located close to equator.

Bandung, the capital of West Java province, located about 180 kilometres (110 mi) southeast of Jakarta, is the third largest city in Indonesia. Its elevation is 768 metres (2,520 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by up to 2,400 m (7,874 ft) high Late Tertiary and Quaternary volcanic terrain.The 400 km2 flat of central Bandung plain is situated in the middle of 2,340.88 km2 wide of the Bandung Basin; the basin comprises Bandung, the Cimahi city, part of Bandung Regency, part of West Bandung Regency, and part of Sumedang Regency.The basin’s main river is the Citarum; one of its branches, the Cikapundung, divides Bandung from north to south before it merges with Citarum again in Dayeuhkolot. The Bandung Basin is an important source of water for drinking water, irrigation and fisheries, and its 6,147 million m³ of groundwater is a major reservoir for the city.

IMG_20150509_165736The northern part of the city is more hilly than the rest; the distinguished truncated flat-peak shape of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano (Tangkuban Perahu literally means ‘upside-down boat’) can be seen from the city to the north. Long-term volcanic activity has created fertile andisol soil in the north, suitable for intensive rice, fruit, tea, tobacco and coffee plantations. In the south and east, alluvial soils deposited by the Cikapundung river are mostly found.

IMG_20150509_165516Geological data shows that the Bandung Basin is located on an ancient volcano, known as Mount Sunda, erected up to 3,000–4,000 metres (9,850–13,100 ft) during the Pleistocene age.Two large-scale eruptions took place; the first formed the basin and the other (est. 55,000 Before Present) blocked the Citarum river, turning the basin into a lake known as “the Great Prehistoric Lake of Bandung”.The lake drained away; the reason for which is the subject of ongoing debate among geologists.

Sejak dibukanya Jalan Tol Cipularang, kota Bandung telah menjadi tujuan utama dalam menikmati liburan akhir pekan terutama dari masyarakat yang berasal dari Jakarta sekitarnya. Selain menjadi kota wisata belanja, kota Bandung juga dikenal dengan sejumlah besar bangunan lama berarsitektur peninggalan Belanda.

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Diantaranya Gedung Sate sekarang berfungsi sebagai kantor pemerintah provinsi Jawa Barat, Gedung Pakuan yang sekarang menjadi tempat tinggal resmi gubernur provinsi Jawa Barat, Gedung Dwi Warna atau Indische Pensioenfonds sekarang digunakan oleh Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia untuk Kantor Wilayah XII Ditjen Pembendaharaan Bandung, Villa Isola sekarang digunakan Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Stasiun Hall atau Stasiun Bandung dan Gedung Kantor Pos Besar Kota Bandung.

IMG_20150509_184815Kota Bandung juga memiliki beberapa ruang publik seni seperti museum, gedung pertunjukan dan galeri diantaranya Gedung Merdeka, tempat berlangsungnya Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi Asia-Afrika pada tahun 1955,Museum Sri Baduga, yang didirikan pada tahun 1974 dengan menggunakan bangunan lama bekas Kawedanan Tegallega,Museum Geologi Bandung, Museum Wangsit Mandala Siliwangi, Museum Barli, Gedung Yayasan Pusat Kebudayaan, Gedung Indonesia Menggugat dahulunya menjadi tempat Ir. Soekarno menyampaikan pledoinya yang fenomenal (Indonesia Menggugat) pada masa penjajahan Belanda, Taman Budaya Jawa Barat (TBJB) dan Rumentang Siang.

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Kota ini memiliki beberapa kawasan yang menjadi taman kota, selain berfungsi sebagai paru-paru kota juga menjadi tempat rekreasi bagi masyarakat di kota ini. Kebun Binatang Bandung merupakan salah satu kawasan wisata yang sangat diminati oleh masyarakat terutama pada saat hari minggu maupun libur sekolah, kebun binatang ini diresmikan pada tahun 1933 oleh pemerintah kolonial Hindia-Belanda dan sekarang dikelola oleh Yayasan Margasatwa Tamansari.

IMG_20150509_174351Selain itu beberapa kawasan wisata lain termasuk pusat perbelanjaan maupun factory outlet juga tersebar di kota ini diantaranya, di kawasan Jalan Braga, kawasan Cihampelas, Cibaduyut dengan pengrajin sepatunya dan Cigondewah dengan pedagang tekstilnya. Puluhan pusat perbelanjaan sudah tersebar di kota Bandung, beberapa di antaranya Istana Plaza Bandung, Bandung Indah Plaza, Paris Van Java Mall, Cihampelas Walk, Trans Studio Mall, Bandung Trade Center, Plaza Parahyangan, Balubur Town Square, dan Metro Trade Centre. Terdapat juga pusat rekreasi modern dengan berbagai wahana seperti Trans Studio Resort Bandung, Trans Studio Bandung, yang terletak pada lokasi yang sama dengan Trans Studio Mall.

Sementara beberapa kawasan pasar tradisional yang cukup terkenal di kota ini diantaranya Pasar Baru, Pasar Gedebage dan Pasar Andir. Potensi kuliner khususnya tutug oncom, serabi, pepes, dan colenak juga terus berkembang di kota ini.Selain itu Cireng juga telah menjadi sajian makanan khas Bandung, sementara Peuyeum sejenis tapai yang dibuat dari singkong yang difermentasi, secara luas juga dikenal oleh masyarakat di pulau Jawa.

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