Cultural Experiences in Bandung

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Community Service in Village

Are you in the spirit of giving? If yes, get involved with Community Service in the rural villages of Bandung. This meaningful experience encourages interaction with local people and examination of different values, responsibilities and lifestyles.

Not only can you enjoy some local home cooked meals with a true blue Sundanese in their humble handmade houses, you may also reciprocate the villagers’ kindness by going around the village areas to gift candies and sweets to the local kids, as well as also old clothing which you think may benefit the poor villagers. Giving back to the community in the local village is a special experience where you get to ‘give’ without remembering and ‘receive’ without forgetting.

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Batik Art

Indonesia has been known for its batik as an art and craft for centuries. As part of an ancient tradition, Batik is only known as sinjang, saroong or shawl in the beginning. Nowadays, batik has changed in functions of styling. Batik is now recognised as a compositional process and patterned visual form that has meaning and significance.

Batik is defined as handicrafts from resist dyeing technique using hot wax as dyes repellent to cover parts of a design with canting and canting cap (stamp canting) for creating philosophical meaning’s patterns. Learn from the locals on how batik is created with three main batik techniques: Hand-waxed (hand-drawn), Hand-stamped and Combination of the two.

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Saung Angklung Udjo Show

The Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument that is made from bamboo. The performance at Saung Angklung Udjo not only features the Angklung, but also incorporates Wayang Golek (wooden puppets), traditional dance and children’s orchestra which makes it interesting to watch and listen to.

Found in 1966 by the late Udjo Ngalagena with his wife, Saung Angklung Udjo is operated today by his son. It is a combination of a workshop, education center and cultural center, where children study music here in the afternoon after their school. The workshop strives to produce the finest Angklungs in Indonesia.

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