On the most populous island in the world, the island of Java, lies the city of Bandung, the metropolitan center of Western Java in Indonesia. It and the countrys capital, Jakarta, are separated by 180 kilometers. Unlike other Indian settlements, Banda is cooler than any other. The urban area occupies the basin of the river basin and is surrounded by volcanic mountains, which rise to 2,400 meters in height. Rainy weather lasts from November through mid-April.
The first documentary records of the existence of a town called Bandaung in the area date back to 1488. Archaeologists, however, have based their research on the settlement of the area on the banks of the Sycikapyungung River and near the Bandaung Lake basin in ancient times, during the prehistoric period.
In the 17th and then in the 18th centuries, the area around Bhandungung was the site of the vast Holland Empire of Ost-India. ×Through the citys territory in 1810, the Colonists laid the Main Postal Route. It was built by the Dutch as part of the route that connected the eastern and western sides of the island.
The first railroad from Bandung to Jakarta (then called Batavia) was built in 1880. Subsequently, it was the newly commissioned railway that greatly influenced the rapid development of light industry in Bhandung. That period was marked by an influx of Chinese immigrants.
In the early 20th century, in 1906, Bandaung was made a municipality. Soon the streets were filled with new buildings of comfortable hotels and fancy restaurants, expensive restaurants, and discount stores. Bandung became a short resort in a short period of time, and it was called Paris on the Java. With the proclamation of independence in 1945, and its status as the center of Western Java Province, Bangladesh developed rapidly and eventually became a large metropolis with a large number of inhabitants.
One of its natural attractions is the unique volcano called Tangkukuban Perahu, located just outside the city.
- Air quality: 153 US AQI Unhealthy. Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Ambiguous
- Population: 2,400,000 people
- Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
- GDP: $3,570 / year
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 10 Mbps
- Best wireless: XL
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Tipping: Tipping is not mandatory. However, if you want to tip, perhaps provide 5-10% of the total bill. Restaurants: some restaurants will include 5-10% service charge to their bill. But if they don’t levy any service charge, you can tip between Rp10,000 to 10% of the total bill.
- Apartment listings: 100
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: GoJEK
- Online electronics shop: Tokopedia
- Best hospital: Santosa Hospital
- Best short-haul air carrier: Garuda Indonesian Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: Garuda Indonesian Airlines
- Monthly costs for expat: $450
- Monthly costs for family: $700
- Monthly costs for local: $200
- Meal: $1.4
- Small Cola: $0.2
- Beer 1 Pint: $0.7
- Coffee: $0.7
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