Bandung, the capital of West Java with interesting facts
The capital of West Java is located in the city of Bandung. There are so many people who love West Java province because of the natural beauty and coolness that can be felt by tourists. So in this district west of Java there are 18 regency and 9 cities. Bandung as the capital was formed on September 25, 1810, so it is quite old.
If so far the capital of a province or state is often likened to a large crowded area and looks saturated but different from the city of Bandung. There are many interesting things you find in Bandung to enjoy alone or together with the closest people.
With an era that exceeded 2 centuries, it becomes clear that Bandung was once a mute witness to the history of the Indonesian nation and the world. There are also many important moments happening in this flower city. If you feel curious about various interesting facts for the city of Bandung then you can read the following review.
The origin of the capital of West Java
Enter the first fact, the origin of the name Bandung which may not be known by many people including the people in it. So this flower city was actually created in the process of creating the Chitrum River from the lava emitted by Mount Tangkovan Parhu. The resulting area is believed to be a city so it is called the word Bandung which comes from the word weir.
But there are also those who mention that the origin of the name of the city is the Sundish philosophy that has a sacred phrase, namely “nge-bandung-an banda indung”, it turns out that it refers to everything that exists and lives on the planet, as well as to the atmosphere of requesting living beings and inanimate objects.
The capital of West Java is one of the regions still thick with different types of Sundanese culture. So we could say that Bandung has a rather philosophical name in which it includes nature as the place of all living beings and inanimate objects that will be born and live on earth and whose existence will be witnessed by G-d.
Although it is quite philosophical and has many meanings, not all people from Flower City already understand it. Starting with the choice of name alone, it has a unique historical significance enough to make Bandung seem to explore.
The capital of West Java is also the capital of Asia-Africa
The next interesting fact thatyou can find in the flower city is often referred to as the capital of Asia-Africa. At that time, along with India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, it turned out that Indonesia was one of the pioneering countries of the Asia-African Conference held in 1955.
The purpose of the conference was to strengthen the strings of fraternity between countries in Asia and Africa, as well as to fight Western colonialism. At the time of the conference, it became clear that Bandung City was hosting the summit and was attended by 29 countries from the Asian and African continents.
The capital of West Java managed to generate 10 points of agreement at the conference. Finally, she made a statement by Dassila Bandung so that it became a seedling for the formation of a non-aligned movement in 1961.
Moving and daring to witness the world, it turns out that the city of Bandung was once referred to as the capital of Asia-Africa even though it was not official. Even at that time, the Prime Minister from India said that “Bandung is the capital of Asia-Africa”.
Even today, the building used for the conference still stands firm. One part of the building serves as a museum of the Asian-African Conference which are often visited by some tourists to get educational holidays for children. The flower city is indeed interesting as tourism is quite complete.
known as Lauten Api Bandung, the capital of West Java,
You may be familiar with the song Halo-Halo Bandung, where in the lyrics it reminds us that we are Bandung Sea of Fire. For those who are not Bandung people, they may feel curious about what is meant by the Sea of Fire. But if you took history lessons when you were in elementary school, you probably got it.
So the intention of Bandung Lauten Epic is a historic moment on March 23, 1946.At this time there were about 200,000 residents who burned their homes to make the city resemble a sea of fire.
The residents burned down their homes and left Bandung to go to the mountainous areas of southern Bandung. Mass burning of houses is absolutely impossible without reason, so people are trying to prevent Allied soldiers and Dutch NICA troops from using the capital of West Java is Bandung as a strategic military headquarters during the Indonesian War of Independence.
The event is of course very historic for Indonesia, so it is known for a song that until now may have been memorized even by the younger generation. This rather heroic historical event will continue to be remembered until this moment.
There is even a Bandung monument to the Sea of Fire that you can find to commemorate this historic moment. The location is on jalan BKR, Ciateul, Bandung. You can visit the monument with your children and the closest people.
The capital of West Java Bandung becomes a fashion hub
In addition to the history, it turns out that in the city of Bandung there is also another thing that is quite interesting, namely being one of the fashion centers in Indonesia. It has actually become a fact that is widely known with Bandung being the best fashion place to be found.
The capital of West Javawas visited by fashion lovers. In fact, it has been a very long time since the flower city has become one of the fashion centers in Indonesia. You can find a variety of well-known brands from abroad and in the country that can be purchased at standard prices.
If you want to get a well-known brand from abroad, maybe the price is not much different from some other places. But ifyouwant to get local products then believe that Bandung fashion provides relatively cheap prices.
To date, the capital of West Java is as a business center. Somebusinesses in clothing stores are looking for a variety of the latest fashion models at affordable prices for resale. Not only for the people of Bandung, this is often done by some people outside the area.
The uniqueness of flower city as one of the fashion centers in Indonesia turned out to be highly appreciated by the public. Almost all tourists who come to the city will definitely look for shopping centers at fairly cheap prices.
There are still a lot of interesting facts you can find from Flower City. As one of the Indonesian people, it seems very important to know the potential of this one city. This is evident from the large number of tourists who always visit the Bandung area only to discover the interesting side of the city.
You can try to enjoy a holiday in the Bandung region and feel quite scary comfort when you are in the capital of West Java with the closest people.