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Pictures anyone?[edit]

This article can be improved through adding some pictures from Bandung. Possible pictures are:

  • pictures of Angkot,
  • pictures of a landmark building, to replace the old gedung sate picture, and
  • pictures of some local foods: siomay, batagor, mi kocok?

To avoid copyright issues, it would be good if the pictures are taken by yourself.Urang bandung 08:54, 21 July 2006 (EDT)

Wikipedia and its Commons have a few CC-BY-SA images we could use, such as [1] [2]. Another resource is to search in http://flickr.com/creativecommons/by-sa-2.0/ and http://flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/ (both of which have Wikitravel-compatible licenses). - Todd VerBeek 09:32, 21 July 2006 (EDT)
Now I'm a bit confused. According to image policy, only CC-BY-SA ver. 1.0 that is allowed in Wikitravel. Are other versions of CC compatible here? -- Urang bandung 05:13, 24 July 2006 (EDT)
That's actually a very difficult question... but Evan seems to think that the answer is "yes". Jpatokal 05:19, 24 July 2006 (EDT)
Good to know. Anyway there's no worth pictures from CC-BY-SA mentioned above for Bandung. They are not representative. I need somebody's help to finish this article with pictures, but I don't live there, currently. Sigh. --- Urang bandung 10:31, 25 July 2006 (EDT)


How about attribution to source of pictures (even better its creator)? I see photo about "request about angkot to stop" is taken from The Famous Dago Street, Bandung. 202.138.226.2 08:00, 11 August 2006 (EDT)

The image is CC by-sa licensed and correctly attributed, see Image:Angkot.jpg. Jpatokal 08:04, 11 August 2006 (EDT)

Hotel and Restaurant Classification[edit]

Is it possible to split hotel and restaurant into "budget", "mid-range" and "splurge"?

Would be better to classify by area first (most of the questions in other Bandung travel forums). Then for each hotel we can specify the prices. Like in most travel books. Kristy Whanarahardja 28/01/07
Surely most travellers decide their budget first, and then figure out where to stay? However, for really big towns, the city can be split into districts. I'm not sure Bandung needs this though. Jpatokal 05:37, 28 January 2007 (EST)

urang bandung, i just wanted to say thank you for a very good article! your work is certainly appreciated :-) -anonymous Canadian dude

Currently Bandung is developing a lot with good Indonesian economy. I have put the districts/area information in the guide, anyone has an idea of what should we do after this to reach a Star status?Hosana.k 04:04, 11 February 2012 (EST)

Telephone format inconsistency[edit]

As you can see, there are different format for telephone. And I would like to standardize into (which I believe, ITU format) +International_number Area_Code PhoneNumber for example +62 22 911.

Other way is to add Area Code information in top section and remove all International_number and Area_code at all. Since all these place was located in Bandung, it would be safe to assume International number and Area code would be +62 22 xxx

  • Our standard approach is to include the country code in italics, followed by the number you'd dial locally. See Wikitravel:Phone numbers. - Todd VerBeek 07:03, 20 June 2007 (EDT)

The Meaning of "Kota Kembang"[edit]

I'm not saying that your writing was totally wrong or anything, it's just that I don't think it's fair to suggest that the "kembang" (blossom) in "Kota Kembang" refers to the ladies, because there are some other opinions as well. I admit, I always thought that "kembang" in "Kota Kembang" refers to the flowers, I know, silly me right. But just recently I had the chance to speak with the people in Bandung tourism office, and Mr. Raksanagara himself told me about how wrong I was thinking that way. The "Kembang" actually refers to "berkembang" (lit.blossoming) in a sense of "developing" ("Developing Country" in Bahasa Indonesia is "Negara Berkembang"). It was called that way because it developed so much from a serene and cool tea plantation site, to trendy resort city for the Dutch and other Europeans, to a city of Indonesia's revolution against the colonial Dutch, to the city of Asian-African Conference, to favorite weekend getaway for Jakartans, and so on.

So yeah, that's the official scenario. But like I said, I'm not saying that other stories are wrong either. I think it'd only be fair if we explain all of the possible meanings of "kembang" in this context; the ladies (and the gentlemen too, why not. I'm sure mr. Urang Bandung himself is a very handsome man), the development, or even the actual flowers themselves, because there are still alot of flower plantations in the suburbs.Jiwa Matahari 04:55, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

Article Status[edit]

As good as this article is (very), it should not have guide status as none of the listings are in WT template format. --Burmesedays 12:12, 30 September 2009 (EDT)

AFAIK templated listings are not a requirement for guide status. Jpatokal 23:09, 30 September 2009 (EDT)

Jakarta Airport Transfer[edit]

Moved listing from article, possible Tours listing and appears to be a Jakarta based service offering services from Jakarta, including airport transfers from CGK-Bandung. Bandung car rental services are not described on their website, they have a Jakarta address and tel number. Bandung is presented more in the context of day tours and accommodation bookings. Appear to be a legitimate Jakarta based service but not a Bandung car rental or driver with car provider. Their( Jakarta) prices are also quite absurd. felix 11:00, 25 July 2011 (EDT)

  • Jakarta Airport Transfer, Jl Jembatan Tiga Raya 5AH, Jakarta Utara, +62 21 9062 2754 (Jakarta) (). Whole day car hire in Bandung with driver available, option of stopovers at Puncak, Bogor, Cirebon. Choice of economy (7 seater) or jumbo vehicle (15 seater). Online reservation and instant confirmation available.  edit

The listing has recently also appeared in the Jakarta article and been edited accordingly in that article. -- felix 11:37, 26 July 2011 (EDT)

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