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South Bandung

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South Bandung covers the extensive residential areas of Bandung south of the railway. South Bandung encompasses a large number of neighbourhoods and districts, including Cibaduyut, Buah Batu, and Gedebage, as well as the Trans Studio theme park.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The southern border of Bandung is defined by the Padaleunyi toll road, with five exits, from west to east Pasir Koja (KM 132), Kopo (KM 135), Mohammed Toha (KM 139), Buah Batu (KM 142), and Gedebage (KM 149). The exit numbers signify the distance from the western terminus of the toll road in East Jakarta. A second main east-west road in South Bandung is Jalan Soekarno-Hatta, running parallel to the toll road, a few kilometres to the north. This road also provides an easy connection between the airport in Northwest Bandung and South Bandung.

By bus[edit]

The main public transport hub of South Bandung is 1 Leuwi Panjang bus terminal. The terminal is served by long-distance buses with destinations to the west of Bandung, including Bogor Raya, Greater Jakarta, and Banten. In addition, there are several city bus and angkot (public minivan) routes from and to the terminal, including DAMRI-operated bus route 9 that runs to the other main bus terminal, Cicaheum, in East Bandung (which serves long-distance buses to and from destinations to the east), bus route 2 to Ledeng terminal in Northwest Bandung, and bus route 5 to Dipatiukur in North Bandung (in front of the Padjadjaran University campus).

Angkots follow a fixed route (there are various routes throughout the city), but there is no fixed schedule and there are no fixed stops. To get on, simply raise your hand. To get off, shout "Kiri!" to the driver, so he will pull over on the left (Indonesian: kiri) side of the road. The price of an angkot ride within the city is usually about Rp2,000 to 5,000. It is best to ask a local which angkot route to take, and how to recognise the location you want to get off. There are, among others, angkot routes from Leuwi Panjang terminal to Cimahi and Soreang (both 24 hours per day).

Other key bus and angkot stops in South Bandung include 2 Kebon Kalapa bus terminal (also known as Abdul Muis) and 3 Elang bus stop. Also most other major roads in the area are served by one or more angkot routes.

By train[edit]

There are five operational railway stations along the northern edge of South Bandung. From west to east, these are 4 Cimindi railway station, 5 Ciroyom railway station, 6 Cikudapateuh railway station, 7 Kiaracondong railway station (abbreviated Kircon), and 8 Cimekar railway station. Each of these stations is served by a few daily local trains to Bandung's main railway station, as well as suburbs such as Cimahi. Kiaracondong station in addition serves a range of economy-class long-distance trains to and from Jakarta and Central and East Java. For travelling by public transport within the city, it is usually easier and faster to use buses and angkot (public minivans). For long-distance business and executive class trains, you will need to travel from Bandung's main railway station in Central Bandung.

See[edit]

Sri Baduga Museum.

Most of Bandung's colonial heritage is concentrated in the city centre, as well as the upper-class residential areas in North Bandung. In South Bandung there were traditionally only few Dutch colonials, and therefore the number of colonial buildings is also limited. However, there are still a few interesting colonial buildings, and various other sights.

  • 1 Sri Baduga Museum (Museum Negeri Sri Baduga), Jl. BKR No. 185, +62 22 521 0976. Tue-Sun 8:00-16:00. Archeological and geological exhibitions related to the province of West Java, such as Sundanese crafts, furnishings, geologic history, and natural diversity.
  • 2 Immanuel Hospital (Rumah Sakit Immanuel), Jl. Raya Kopo No.161. The Immanuel Hospital was established in the year 1900 in Central Bandung. By 1922, the hospital moved to a larger complex at the current location. Various new buildings have been added, but several original buildings in colonial style are remaining. It is still a Christian hospital, and one of the new buildings is called Alkema Memorial Building after the hospital's founder.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Trans Studio Bandung, Jl. Jendral Gatot Subroto No. 289, +62 22 8601 2555. Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-21:00. Indonesia's biggest indoor theme park is an equivalent to Universal Studios, but to a much smaller scale. There are more than 20 rides within 3 zones: Studio Central, The Lost World, and Magic Corner. Some of the attractions, especially the roller coasters, are equally thrilling to what you would expect in an outdoor amusement park. The Trans Studio Mall is connected to the theme park, and there are several hotels in the complex as well. Weekdays Rp170,000, Weekends and holidays Rp270,000.
  • 2 Bandung Indah Golf & Country Club, Jl. Raya Kopo-Soreang KM 8,4, Margahayu (about 3 km south of South Bandung), +62 22 541 3585. Daily 5:30-16:00. 18 holes golf course.
  • 3 Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium (initially known as Gedebage Stadium), Jl. Ali Bin Abi Thalib No. 22. Modern football stadium, opened in 2013. It is the home of the city's Persib Bandung football club. The official capacity of the all-seater stadium according to FIFA rules is 38,000, but if the seats are removed the stadium can hold up to 72,000 spectators.

Buy[edit]

Shopping malls[edit]

  • 1 Trans Studio Mall (TSM), Jl. Jendral Gatot Subroto No. 289, +62 22 8601 2000. Sun-Fri 10:00-22:00, Sat 10:00-23:00. The largest shopping mall of the city, connected to the Trans Studio theme park. The mall is the place in Bandung to find upscale clothing and fashion brands, as well as sit-down dining options and a huge food court. There is also an XXI cinema, NAV Family Karaoke (KTV), a large supermarket, and a department store.
  • 2 Festival Citylink, Jl. Peta No. 241, +62 22 6128583. Daily 10:00-22:00. Shopping mall with a range of shops, restaurants, cafés, a cinema, KTV, and a hotel with convention centre.
  • 3 Miko Mall, Jl. Raya Kopo No. 599, +62 22 8544 0633. Daily 10:00-22:00. Mall along the southern toll road (Kopo exit), with Blitz cinema, large supermarket, and various other shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Local products, handicrafts and souvenirs[edit]

  • 4 Cibaduyut shoes centre (Pusat sepatu Cibaduyut), Jl. Raya Cibaduyut. The Cibaduyut neighbourhood in Southern Bandung is known for its leather shoes production. There are numerous shoes shops along Jalan Raya Cibaduyut and in its surroundings. In addition to shoes, also other leather products are sold.
  • 5 LORI Art Design, Jl. Guntur No. 1, +62 22 7315604. Ethnic contemporary styled jewellery and handicraft accessories for women and men. Product use natural, environment friendly materials such as stones, cowstone, woods, seeds and Rudrakash/Ganitrus Beads.
  • 6 OneJava Seni, Jl. Soekarno Hatta No.5 (opposite Carrefour), +62 22 733 7342. Daily 8:00-20:00. Wayang golek (traditional Sundanese wooden doll puppets) and other local cultural handicrafts, including angklung musical instruments.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • 1 Mie Naripan, Jl. Naripan No. 108, +62 22 423 5808. Daily 7:30-22:00. Selling a wide variety of noodles dishes.
  • 2 Mih Kocok SKM, Jl. Sunda No.38, +62 22 420 1582. Daily 11:00-20:00. Mie Kocok is a noodle soup, served with beef foot, beef skin and tauge or mung bean sprout. If you don't fancy with these parts of beef, then you can ask not to have it and you can still taste its appetite.
  • 3 Rumah Makan Ibu Haji Ciganea, Jl. Lodaya No 29, +62 22 731 4291. Daily 8:00-16:00. Sundanese restaurant. Originally from Purwakarta, now also with a branch in Bandung.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 4 Batagor Riri, Jalan Burangrang No. 41, +62 22 730 3349. Daily 8:00-20:00. Batagor, siomay, and baso malang.
  • 5 Rumah Makan Ponyo Malabar, Jl. Malabar No.60, +62 22 7301477. Daily 7:00-22:00. Sundanese restaurant

Splurge[edit]

Snacks, ice cream, and pastry[edit]

  • 6 Brownies Kukus Amanda, Jl. Rancabolang No. 29, +62 22 927 5419. Daily 7:00-21:00. Amanda's highlight is its steamed (no-bake) chocolate soft brownies, enticing people to form a line at its outlets! The outlet at Jl. Rancabolang is its main outlet, but there are several more branches across the city, and in other Indonesian cities.
  • 7 Martabak Andir, Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 413, +62 22 601 5386. Daily 16:00-23:00. A wide variety of martabak manis sweet stuffed pancakes.

Drink[edit]

Cafés and coffee houses[edit]

  • 1 Es Cendol Elizabeth, Jl. Inhoftank No.64. Daily 10:00-20:00. Cendol is an Indonesian drink made with coconut and coconut milk, served with ice cubes and sweet brown sugar.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • 1 Lingga Hotel, Jl. Soekarno Hatta No.464, +62 22 7562980. Hotel that brands itself as having a Moslem atmosphere. From Rp375,000.
  • 2 Hotel Eve Bandung, Jl. Mekarsari No.2 (Cibaduyut), +62 22 5419665. Budget hotel in the Cibaduyut shoes district; the hotel nearest to the Leuwipanjang bus terminal. From Rp250,000.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Police stations[edit]

Stay healthy[edit]

Hospitals with 24 hour emergency units[edit]

Most of hospitals in Bandung have IGD/UGD (Emergency Units) and open 24 hours a day, some of it are:

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