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Museum Gedung Sate

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On just about any tourist brochure or poster promoting Bandung, you’ll find images of Gedung Sate, this quintessential Bandung landmark is the city’s “Eiffel Tower”.

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Gedung Sate functions as the Office of the Provincial Governor of West Java, originally built as the Gouvernement Bedrijven (government building) for the intended new capital of the Dutch East Indies back when the colonialists planned to move from swampy malaria-infested Batavia (modern-day Jakarta), to cool (and much more fun) Bandung. Some reports suggest this plan was thawed by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who believed landlocked Bandung was risky to defend, cumbersome for trade and generally a folly, while most other accounts suggest it was due to World War II and the growing nationalist movement in Bandung which eventually led to Indonesia’s ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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