The 2nd International Conference
on Human Capital and Knowledge Management 2015



Local Information

Bandung is the capital city of West Java, and the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Nicknamed Parijs van Java (Paris of Java) by the Dutch for its resemblance to Paris and European atmosphere back at the colonial times. Located at the altitude of 768 m with the surroundings of lush and beautiful Parahyangan mountains makes the climate mild and pleasant. Bandung also earned another nickname as Kota Kembang, literally meaning the Flower City since this city used to have a lot of flowers.

Bandung renowned as one of the most visited cities in Indonesia with its old streets, Dutch colonial style`s building, art activities, shopping area and culinary temptation. There were many buildings built in a classic Dutch colonial style during the late 18th and early 19th century. The locals referred to this time as the Bandoeng Tempo Doeloe (old Bandung) era. The art-deco style was very popular throughout the earlier half of the 20th century and the city and it is suburbs retain many fine examples of these architectural styles. Located on the Braga Street, these old buildings bring back the old memories, such as Gedung Merdeka, a memorable building for historical Asian-African Conference in 1955.

Tourism Destination

Saung Angklung Udjo | Tangkuban Parahu | Ciwidey

Saung Angklung Udjo

Saung Angklung Udjo, enjoy an angklung orchestra played by 12 year old or less children or even be a part of this orchestra, holding one of the angklung instruments. Angklung is traditional musical instrument made from bamboo.

Tangkuban Parahu

The other famous foreigners` attraction in Bandung would be Mountain Tangkuban Perahu which literally translates to 'overturned boat'. Is on the northern side of Bandung, the closest city is Lembang. This place can see it from a distance at many places in Bandung but a tour to Bandung will not be complete without visiting the crater. Take a look towards the north keeping an eye out for a mountain of unusual shape. The name itself comes from the local legend of Sangkuriang ("Legenda Sangkuriang"), the legend is based upon a disobedient son who kicks his boat upside-down and was then transformed into stone. Hence, the name of this mountain is Tangkuban Perahu which means flipped boat. It is still an active volcanic mountain.


White Crater

The lake is said to have been first documented in the western world in 1837 by Dr Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, a German botanist who carried out a considerable amount of research in Indonesia until his death in Lembang, just north of Bandung, in 1864. At the time, there were various local stories about the history of the area. Birds were said to be reluctant to fly near the region and villagers in the area tended to regard the forest around the lake as eerie and somewhat mysterious. These stories prompted Dr Junghuhn to investigate. He discovered White Crater(Kawah Putih). There was formerly a sulfur mine at the crater although production has now ceased. A sulfur plant known as the Zwavel Ontgining Kawah Putih was first established near the lake during the period of Dutch rule in Java. The plant was later taken over during World War II by the Japanese military and operated under the name Kawah Putih Kenzanka Yokoya Ciwidey. Entry points to various tunnels which represent the remnants of these mining activities can be seen at several points around the current site. Over a century after Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn first discovered the lake, in 1991 the Indonesian state-owned forestry firm Perhutani Unit III Jawa Barat dan Banten (Forestry Unit No III for West Java and Banten) began to develop the site as a tourist spot.

Tea Plantation

Strawberry Plantation

Patengan Lake

Story or myth behind this lake is when a prince who fell in love with a princess. But their love journey was not as smooth and beautiful as expected. Because eventually they must be separated by situation. How sad they were, so the tears fell to earth. And the tears that turned into a lake that was named Patenggang derived from the word pateangan-teangan (Sundanese language means to find each other). In the end they can meet, and where the meeting is a stone called the stone of love (Batu Cinta).
The lake is located south of Bandung exactly Ciwidey area, at a height 1600 meters above sea level so the temperature here was cold. Lake patenggang has beautiful natural charm and alluring, especially the lake is almost entirely surrounded by tea gardens which when viewed from a distance like a green carpet spread.
At Lake Patengan besides enjoying the beautiful nature you can also sail with the boat to get to the island Sasuka, Sasuka is a small island in the middle of the lake, shaded by trees of this island. Across the island there is a stone called the stone of love. They say when you write your name and the name of your partner on the rock then the love will remain eternal.