West Java, Bandung Asia Afrika Museum

West Java, Bandung Asia Afrika Museum


Description :

Building which located in Asian street of This African is founded by a so called Dutch architect of Van Galen last and of C.O. Wolf Schoemaker. This Building become very famous since performing of Asian Conference of African Year 1955, later Have Conference Asian Student of African Year 1956 and Asian Conference Islam of African putting copy and omissions of famous Asia African. This building is opened generically every day work and keep handy by using major town bus of Cicaheum – Cibeureum, Museum presenting photos collection and goods three dimension related to Asian Conference of African 1955.

Architecture Building
This Building is designed by Van Gallen Last and of C.P. Wolff Schoemaker. Both is Professor at Technische Hogeschool (Technical College), that is ITB now, two famous Dutch architecture during the period, This building jell once with nuance of art this luxury building and deco seen from its made floor of marmer made in lustrous Italian, place rooms drink and relax is made from wood of cikenhout, while for its lighting is wearied by lamps deflect depended crystal to shimmer. This building occupies area for the width of 7.500 m2.

History Building
At that moment this so called building of SOCITEIT CONCORDIA utilized as recreation place by a group of Dutch society which living in town of Bandung and its surroundings. They are all officer of plantation, heroic, magnifier, entrepreneur, and rich other circle enough. On holiday, especially nighttime, this building is fulfilled by them to look on to show of artistry, dinner.

At a period to occupying of this Japan building is named by Dai Toa Kaman with its function as culture center.

At a period to proclamation independence of Republic Of Indonesia on 17 of August this 1945 building is used as by station young man of Indonesia utilize to face Japan army which is on at that time shy at to deliver its power to Indonesia.

After governance of Indonesia start to be formed (1946 – 1950) marked by existence of governance of Haminte Bandung, State of Pasundan, and Recomba West Java, Building of Concordia utilized again as public meeting house. Ordinary here carried out by show of artistry, party, restaurant, and meeting of other public.

With decision of republic government of Indonesia (1954) specifying Town of Bandung as place Have conference Asia African, hence Building of Concordia chosen as conference place. At that moment Building of Concordia is biggest meeting place building and most luxury in Town of Bandung. And location it’s even also very strategic in the centre of Town of Bandung and also and close to best hotel in this town, that is Hotel of Savoy Homann and Hotel Preanger.

And start early this 1955 Building year is restored and accommodated by its requirement as place have conference to have level of International, and its development is handled by Post Public Work Of Province West Java led by Ir. R. Srigati Santoso, and executor of its restoration is: 1) Bureau Chevalier, under head R. Machdar Prawiradilaga, 2) PT. Alico, under head of M.J. Ali, 3) PT. AIA, under head of R.M. Madyono.

After formed by Constituent Republic of Indonesia as result of general election of year 1955, Building Independence to be made as Building of Constituent. Because Constituent looked into to fail in to execute duty the core important, that is specifying state s philosophy and state constitution, hence that Constituent is disbanded by Presidential Decree is 5 July 1959. Hereinafter, Building Independence to be made by place activity of Body Designer of National and later become Building People Consultative Assembly Where as (formed by MPRS) is year 1960. Though Building function Independence to fluctuate from time to time in line with natural change in struggle maintain, arranging, and filling independence of Republic Of Indonesia , name of Building Independence stake remain to at façade.

In the year 1965 in Building Independence to be passed off by Asian Conference Islam of African. In the year 1971 activity of MPRS in Building Independence is entirely transferred to Jakarta. After erupting rebellion of G30S/ PKI, Building Independence to be mastered by military institution and some of the building made as political prisoner place of G30S/ PKI. In July 1966, conservancy of Building Independence to be delivered by central government to Local Government Mount I Province West Java, later on by Local Government Mount I Province West Java delivered again its execution to Local Government Mount II Municipality of Bandung. Three year later, 6 July 1968, head of MPRS in Jakarta alter decree concerning Building Independence (Building secondhand of MPRS) provided that the delivered is its mains building, while other buildings which located in Building backside Independence still become responsibility of MPRS.

At this March 1980 Building is again entrusted to become place commemoration of Asian Conference of African which is 25th and its Top commemoration is opened by Museum Have conference Asia African by Soeharto President Republic Of Indonesia 2nd.


Museum Have conference Asia African have showroom which remain to demonstrate a number of collection in the form of objects three photos and dimension of documenter event of Meeting Of Monument, Have Conference Colombo, Have conference Bogor, and Asian Conference of African Year 1955. Besides displayed also photos concerning:

  • Event which is background born him Have Conference Asia African;
  • Impact Have conference Asia African to international world;
  • Building Independence from time to time;
  • Nations participant profile Have conference Asia African contained in multimedia.

In order to greeting Delegation Summit Conference visit of X Movement of Non – block year 1992 where chosen Indonesia as the conference place and become Chief Movement of Non – block, made diorama depicting situation opening of Asian Conference of African Year 1955.

Settlement return Showroom Remain To “History Have conference Asia African 1955”
In Order To Asian Summit conference of African 2005 and Commemoration 50 Year Have conference Asia African 1955 at 22 – 24 April 2005, arranging exhibition of Museum Have conference Asia African renovated of Minister For Foreign Affairs Republic Of Indonesia initiative of Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda. Settlement return the Museum executed of same activity of Overseas Department with State Secretariat and Government of Province West Java. Planning and technical execution of him done by Vico Design and of Wika Realty.

Plan Making Of Showroom Remain To “History Struggle of Asia African” and Asian Room Identity National Nations of African (2008).
Overseas Department Republic of Indonesia have in heart to develop Museum Have conference Asia African as same activity symbol two area and making it as study center, archives center, and documentation center. One of the its effort by adding some showroom remain to, what demonstrate a number of object and photo three dimension concerning Strategic Partner Newly Asian of African (New Asian African Strategic Partnership / NAASP) and also various items depicting culture from each state in both area.

Development of this museum is planned form at April 2008, just with Commemoration of Asian three Summit conference year of African.

To support activity of Museum Have conference Asia African, at 1985 Abdullah Kamil (by then Lead Delegation of Embassy Republic of Indonesia in London) initiative making of a library.

This library have a number of book concerning history, social, politics, and Asian Nations culture of African, and other nations; documents concerning Asian Conference of African and its continuation conferences; and also newspaper and magazine stem from contribution / purchasing and donation.

At the same time with will extend of showroom remain to Museum Have conference Asia African at April 2008, library even also will be developed as center library of Asia African which is its workmanship process is started at 2007. This library is expected will become the source of especial information hit two area, which provides various facilities like zone of wifi, café bookshop, digital of library, and visual audio of library.

Like also library, visual audio room made at 1985. Existence of this room also initiative by Abdullah Kamil.

This Room becomes medium for the displaying of films of documenter regarding the condition of world till year 1950, Asian Conference of African and its continuation conferences, and also films regarding the condition of social, political, and cultural of nations in both areas.

West Java, Bandung Geology Museum

West Java, Bandung Geology Museum


Excellent place if you are into geography and geology. The museum houses an excellent collection of fossils, ores and minerals, skeletons of fossilised animals, full dinosaur skeletons, as well as a Mammoth skeleton. The museum also has an excellent replica of the skull of Java Man found in East Java in 1896.
Location: Jl Diponogero 57
Open Mon-Thur: 9am-2pm
Fri: 9am-11am
Sat: 9am-1pm
Admission: Free

West Java, Bandung Postal Museum

West Java, Bandung Postal Museum


Interestingly this place is located in a side of Gedung Sate and houses a collection of fine international and Indonesian stamps as well as other postal items.
Location: Jl Diponegoro
Open Mon-Thur: 8am-2pm
Fri: 8am-11am
Sat: 8am-1pm
Closed on Sunday
Admission: Free

West Java, Bandung Wangsit Siliwangi (Military Museum)

West Java, Bandung Wangsit Siliwangi (Military Museum)


Displays include paraphernalia from the WW2 independence struggle including weapons, photographs, flags and uniforms. If you are interested in the independence movement in Indonesia then this place you will like.
Location: Jl Lembong 38
Open Mon-Fri: 8am-2pm
Admission: Free

West Java, Bandung Sri Baduga Museum

West Java, Bandung Sri Baduga Museum


Address: Jl. BKR No. No BKr. 185 Bandung Bandung, 185
Phone : 5210976 Fax : 5223214 Phone: 5210976 Fax: 5223214

One of Bandung’s treasures is the Sri Baduga Museum. It houses exhibits of geology archaeology, fine art and technology on three floors and is visited regularly by schoolchildren for educational purposes.

An orange mailbox dating from the Dutch colonial period, located to the left of the entrance, welcomes visitors to the Sri Baduga Museum in Bandung.

Few know exactly what exhibits are kept in the building, located at the BKR-Inhoftank crossroads, a busy spot south of the city.

This is understandable, as the museum, inaugurated on June 5, 1980, by Education and Culture Minister Daud Yoesoef, is generally frequented by elementary-, secondary- and high-school students. Their teachers may ask them to find out more about the history and culture of West Java, the province in which they live.

Run by the provincial administration, the museum has a collection of historical objects that mostly describe life in earlier periods of the region’s Sundanese community. According to Rochmaniah, the museum’s marketing officer, the exhibits shown comprise natural objects and cultural artifacts.

“The diversity of its collection covers 10 classifications ranging from geology, archeology, fine art and technology,” Rochmaniah, who has worked with the museum for only four years, said recently.

To date, it has collected 5,893 exhibits, looked after by 82 employees. That number is inclined to increase in line with a public desire to hand over historical objects to the treasury to serve as resources for the museum.

It has three floors with an open display room, where the Inscription of Ciaruteun, an eight-ton black rock found in Ciampea, Bogor, is put on show. It is one of the seven inscriptions of the Tarumanegara kingdom built in 450 AD, and attracts a lot of visitors.

The first floor displays various natural objects and items of cultural interest found in West Java. Animals and plants of the Leuweung Sancang tropical forest reserve, Garut, can be seen at the entrance, along with a single-horn rhino (Rhinoceros sundaicus), a surviving ancient species whose population keeps shrinking in Ujung Kulon National Park, in the extreme southwest of Java.

A model portraying the geomorphology of Lake Bandung some 6,000 years ago, which resulted from the blockage of the ancient Citarum River by Mt. Tangkuban Perahu’s eruption, provides a glimpse into the history of Bandung and its environs.

The same floor also presents cultural tools used by Sundanese ancestors such as axes in Tasikmalaya and Parigi, Ciamis, and crude knives in Tangerang. Museum personnel estimated that the Mesolithic devices were used for hunting and preparing food.

Animism is indicated by stone graves complete with stone axes and bangles offered to the dead, which were discovered in Mandiracan, Kuningan and Anyer Lor, Serang.

Sundanese traditional community life depicted on the second floor is no less appealing, with molds for cikak and satu cookies from Majalengka and Cirebon respectively, a miniature of the Kampung Naga communal house, Tasikmalaya, classroom furniture of the Dutch period and a replica of the Nagaliman carriage of Cirebon’s sultanate.
Another heritage item dating from Dutch colonial times includes a grave dome measuring one meter by 0.5 meter, found in Dayeuhkolot, southern Bandung, before being moved later to the Christian graveyard of Kerkhof, Jl. Padjadjaran.

It belonged to Anna Maria, who died on Dec. 28, 1756, the daughter of Sgt. de Groote, a Dutch soldier stationed in Bandung. There are also village chief stamps of Cibodas, Ciparay and Bandung, of the same period, that were donated by Garut residents.

On the third floor are different kinds of Sundanese musical instruments like flutes, zithers and gamelan, besides wooden and leather puppets, as well as traditional wedding attire. The museum also keeps over 140 ancient manuscripts. Regrettably, owing to the small number of translators and limited financial resources, only 35 texts have been translated into Indonesian.

The diversity of the items is what prompts schoolteachers to take or assign their students to the museum. During the Travel Exchange (Travex) 2005 exhibition held in Bandung in the middle of last year, Sri Baduga was one of the tourist destinations that attracted guests from Singapore and Malaysian.

Rochmaniah said she received about 100,000 visitors per year, mostly students. They usually come Mondays through Fridays, with the general public predominating at weekends,” she added.

Given the extent of its collection, however, the museum provides inadequate information. Amanda, a second-year state junior high school student in Bandung complained about the absence of guides. “If no personnel are available, at least there should be booklets to describe historical facts for us,” she said.

Fachrich, Amanda’s friend, pointed to the dirty walls of the building. “The brown stains on the walls make it look sleazy. Museums should be tidy and clean — like those abroad,” he remarked.
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West Java, Bogor Soil Museum

West Java, Bogor Soil Museum


Museum Tanah (Soil Museum) that was located in the road of Ir. H. Juanda was faced with the Bogor Botanic Garden kept the land collection and the stones in Indonesia.
This museum was in the central building of the Land Research, was opened every day only in the working hours and was opened for the public.

West Java, Bogor Zoology Museum

West Java, Bogor Zoology Museum



If you want or happen to visit the city of Bogor rain, do not miss to visit Bogor Zoological Museum, located at Jalan Ir. H. No. Juanda. 9. As the name implies, this museum is a museum associated with the animal world. This museum has a collection of diverse fauna are preserved. Variety of colorful fauna is silent motionless in the museum with their own beauty. Preservation of fauna is intended for education and knowledge. At first the museum was founded as the Laboratory of Zoology to provide a forum research related to agriculture and animal pests.

According to the ink scratches history, this museum stands on the idea of a botanist named Dr. Koningsberger JC who was visiting the city of Bogor in August 1894 and in the same year, the museum was built and completed in 1901 and was named Landbouw Zoologisch Museum. But for one reason or another, especially because of the political upheaval during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, the museum had changed its name several times. In the year 1945-1947 this museum bears the name of the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense and until now the name continued in use, then often referred to as a Bogor Zoological Museum.

You will be amazed with the collection of millions of specimens consisting of tens of thousands of species of fauna of different types. Among 650 species of mammals (nursing), 1100 species of birds that come various regions in Indonesia, 600 species of reptiles and fish, mollusks which consists of 2300 species, 10,000 species of insects and 700 species of Invertebrate other.

Source: indonesia.travel

West Java, Bogor Etnobotany Museum

West Java, Bogor Etnobotany Museum



Once again, amid the echoes of food sovereignty and end global warming – the end of this, matoa feel the need to inform the Companions of a museum in the city of Bogor to collect a variety of plants used by communities in Indonesia as a foodstuff, medicine, clothing, tools, buildings, as well as offerings in traditional ceremonies. A step-might-have been forgotten by the people of Indonesia to love and take advantage of food products in their own country.

Ethnobotany in itself is a branch of science that studies the relationship of indigenous plants that are used in all aspects of their culture. As the name implies, this museum exhibiting objects that show the various tribes in Indonesia creativity in utilizing natural resources to support their daily lives.

Ethnobotany is a term first introduced by a scientist named Dr.. J.W Harshberger in 1595. The science that is studying the introduction of plants used as food, medicines, clothing, tools, buildings, as well as offerings in traditional ceremonies.

The idea of ​​founding a museum came from Prof. Dr. Sarwono Prawirohardjo who was then chairman of the Indonesian Council of Sciences (now the Indonesian Institute of Sciences) of the first. Sarwono realized that need to be made of a container to preserve the local knowledge that there are hundreds of local communities in Indonesia. Terpikirlah to create a museum ethnobotany.

To run the idea was a variety of artifacts collected from all over Indonesia. In 1973, several leading scientists gathered at the Center for Biology. Among leaders who gathered at the museum, social scientists, social and anthropological and botanical experts Indonesia. They gathered to finalize the idea of ​​founding a museum that could accommodate the wealth of Indonesia ethnobotany.

On May 18, 1982, to coincide with the 165th anniversary of the founding of the Bogor Botanical Gardens, Research and Technology Minister BJ Habibie Professor inaugurate the opening of this museum.

In the room covering approximately 1600 square meters this can be found various items of plant which is divided into five aisle, each containing three to four storefronts that also contains a description of plants used.

Ethnobotany museum store about 1600 to 2000 collections ranging from food, clothing, housing, traditional medicines, household appliances, transportation equipment, agricultural processing equipment, fishing, musical instruments, ceremonial tools, toys, as well as traditional cosmetics Overall based plants. The collection is divided into two types namely the preservation of dry and wet curing, especially for wet preservation is only used on a sample of fruit.

Seeing the wealth of museum collections, visitors will realize that Indonesia is a nation of very creative use of its natural wealth.

However, the ease of finding such a site when looking for a museum of Zoology, did not occur while searching ethnobotany museum. When asked where the museum is a lot of people who have never even heard the name of the Museum of ethnobotany.

The museum is open daily Monday – Friday 08.00 – 16.00. This museum was located adjacent to the Center for Biology Indonesian Institute of Sciences Jl. Juanda 22-24, Bogor. To get even, visitors must enter from the front door of Research and Development Center, past an old building with the inscription Herbarium Bogoriense a soccer jersey are daubed on the rooftop.

There are only a makeshift road course guide that directs visitors to the Museum of ethnobotany. And to get there down the path visitors have little to about fifty yards from the main building.

Its location is remote and hard to find enough to make anyone who seldom visit this museum. In the two months is not necessarily a single visitor who comes. Heard it quite sad, because after visits to see more closely, this museum actually had a lot of interesting things that certainly will add to the treasures of knowledge visitors.

Ethnobotany museum located in a five-story building located on the side Herbarium Bogoriense. The museum is not how much, from all five floors there, only the ground floor have enabled the museum ethnobotany.

When in there, no counters are welcome, as commonly found in other museums. A large door to welcome visitors to the exhibition space in the middle of the room a large sign that read: Museum of ethnobotany Indonesia Indonesia themes Plant Utilization.

The museum museum shortcomings are well aware that actually stores the most extraordinary collection should be seen. To facilitate access there are plans to open at the front entrance of the museum. It is not yet known exactly when these plans will be realized.

Similarly, a glimpse of the Museum of ethnobotany, hopefully we can love and nurture the wealth of food and culture of Indonesia, and make it a force to prevent global warming in order to prevent climate change.

Source: matoa.org

West Java, Cirebon Kanoman Museum

West Java, Cirebon Kanoman Museum


Keraton Kanoman is one of royal palaces in Cirebon. It was built in 1588 by Sultan Badarudin who separated himself from the main royal palace of Cirebon because he had a different opinion with his brother about Cirebon Royal Palace inheritor.

Keraton Kanoman Cirebon is just like another royal palaces in Java island, the entire buildings are face to the North. Outside the palace there’s also a beautiful building called Balai Maguntur. It was constructed by red rock and was adopted from Bali style for the art of the building. The function of Balai Maguntur is for Sultan place when he attending ceremonies like Soldier Ceremony or Gamelan Saketan Ceremony on 8th Maulid, etc. There was also an opinion from society that told about the function of Balai Maguntur is for “balai mangun tutur” which meaning is for Sultan place to take a speech or talk to society about rule of the law and religion.

Keraton Kanoman also has a museum with antique carved doors. This museum has two very important collections, they are war carts Paksi Naga Liman and Jempana. Both of them are similar with carts in Keraton Kasepuhan, but they are older than carts in Keraton Kasepuhan. The museum also has various weapons collections like creeses and harpoons. The weapons are very old and have high value in history so many people tried to stole them for their magic rituals. The museum also has gamelan collections, just like the weapons their are very old, antique, and have a high value of history.

West Java, Cirebon Kesepuhan Museum

West Java, Cirebon Kesepuhan Museum


Kesepuhan Palace was founded by Sultan Syamsudin in 1479. It is Located at Lemahkuwuk area. There is a grand mosque Sang Cipta Rasa at the north of Kesepuhan Palace front yard that built by Wali Songo in 1407 year’s. This mosque famous with its ‘saka tatal’.

* Kanoman Palace was founded in 1516 by Sultan Badruddin. It is located at north direction of Kasepuhan Palace.

* Kecirebonan Palace was founded in 1808 by Sultan Pangeran Raja Kanoman. Keceribonan Palace is Located in the central of Cirebon city, exactly on Pulasaren street. Kesepuhan and Kanoman Palace have a museum which exhibits many heritage things from the old times sultanate.