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Bandung persists to be a fulcrum of cultural exchange and cooperation. Since the Asian-African Conference of 1955, when the leaders of Asian and African nations got together to express their solidarity and map a better future for themselves, Bandung has always welcomed and celebrated diversity and collaboration.

This spirit is still alive as Bandung continues its drive towards being a center for creativity and innovation. Co-working spaces and creative hubs are appearing all over the city, with the pioneering Bandung Creative Hub at the nucleus of this burgeoning movement. Housing galleries, museums, workshops, amphitheaters, and studios, it aims to provide the space necessary for Bandung’s innovators to create and express themselves.

Co-working spaces like Block71 Innovation Factory also hold events for budding entrepreneurs and small-business owners, while CO&CO Space, Ruangreka, EduPlex, Digital Innovation Lounge (DILo), Work@, and Workspace 53 are always open to new people and ideas.

A look at the coming week’s events showcase that the tradition of cultural cooperation and exchange also perseveres.

Until Sunday, The Institut Francais Indonesia, in collaboration with several restaurants throughout Indonesia, shares the culinary heritage of France with the rest of the world. A worldwide celebration of French food, this year’s events celebrate Provencal dishes. In Bandung alone, 15 restaurants are participating and they can be found through this link.

This weekend sees the latest incarnation of the Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI), which aims to celebrate the diversity, creativity, and culture between the two countries. This year’s collection of films will be shown at Paskal Shopping Centre, while tickets are free and can be booked through Eventbrite.

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Stay safe and blissful! And let’s keep Bandung green and gorgeous!


Jessica Januarty

Guide To Ciumbuleuit - Ciumbuleuit! It is a mouthful to say, but this neighborhood is one place to be in Bandung. It is home to one of the most sought after private college in Bandung, Parahyangan Catholic University or UNPAR since 1955, and centralized along the strip of road that leads to the famous Ciumbuleuit peak or ‘Punclut’. For more video check out our youtube channel here.
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