Visiting Bandung in anytime and day is always a great idea. Especially, for you who is looking for a short getaway trip during this upcoming long weekend 17 -19 August 2018. Because, Bandung as an innovative hub for creativity and entrepreneurship, always has something new, fun, and memorable activities to offer. In order to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, you can start to explore the historical site and museum in Bandung city that can reminds you about the history of this great city, Bandung, and especially this beautiful country, Indonesia. Here is the itinerary that we are highly recommended:
- Visiting Banceuy Prison
This prison became the silent witness of how Ir. Soekarno in 1929 back then fight and never stopped for struggling to Indonesia’s freedom. In his cell number 5 which only just 2.5 x 1.5 meters, Soekarno prepared the defense speech (Indonesia Menggunggat) which was read at the court that now is known as “Gedung Indonesia Menggugat” which is located not far from the prison. Now, Soekarno’s cell and one of the former control tower are still allowed to remain until now and can be visited for public.
- Exploring Indonesia Menggugat building
This is a Landraad or court, the place where Ir. Soekarno read his defense speech that he wrote at Banceuy Prison. The speech was so long and needed two days to read all the points that he wanted. To recall that historical moment, the courtroom and the judges’ table are still kept properly, so the visitor can witness and feel the ambience.
- Strolling around at Asia Afrika Street
One of the most famous street in Bandung and must visit during your stay. You can find Gedung Merdeka, an art-deco building in Asia-Afrika Street. After the Indonesian proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945, the building was used as headquarters of Indonesian independence fighters against Japanese troops. Now, Gedung Merdeka is used as a museum that displaying collections and photographs of the Asian-African Conference. Close to this street, you can also walk to Bandung’s Alun-Alun, Grand Mosque Bandung, or turn around to Braga Street to feel the artsy and unique ambiance of Bandung city.
- Stay at the Crowne Plaza Bandung
Before you start your itinerary or after a long day of exploring those sites, it’s important to choose the perfect accommodation that strategically located in the heart of Bandung City. Crowne Plaza Bandung, as a 5-star international chain hotel and part of IHG Family Member, located at Jl. Lembong no. 19, Bandung. Where all the guest can exploring Banceuy Prison, Indonesia Menggunggat building, Asia Afrika Street, and Braga Street, in walking distance.
In addition, exclusive on the Independence Day, the Crowne Plaza Bandung also offers a special food and beverage promotion “Merah Putih Delights at Mosaic All Day Dining” on Friday, 17 August 2018 at 6.30 – 10 p.m. with only IDR 170.818++/pax. You can savor all you can eat a wide variance of Indonesian menu, western corner, sushi corner, BBQ corner, dessert island, and many more. Also, for your little one, can join the kids’ activities at the pool that specially designed with Independence Day theme.