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In Malaysia or Singapore today, the name “Bandung” elicits memories of weekend-long shopping sprees. The city is home to countless outlet stores, mall and shops. But the city wasn’t built on an empire of mall and shops.

the former Dutch East Indies, Dutch and Indonesian architects set to work transforming the city. The height of their activity took place between 1900 and 1940. With tree-lined avenues, a multitude of parks, and elegant streets, Bandung was given the nickname “The Paris of Java.” According to US-born Frances B. Affandy, former executive director of the Bandung Heritage Society, the city boasts about 500 Art Deco buildings, an astounding figure for any metropolis.

In Malaysia or Singapore today, the name “Bandung” elicits memories of weekend-long shopping sprees. The city is home to countless outlet stores, mall and shops. But the city wasn’t built on an empire of mall and shops.

the former Dutch East Indies, Dutch and Indonesian architects set to work transforming the city. The height of their activity took place between 1900 and 1940. With tree-lined avenues, a multitude of parks, and elegant streets, Bandung was given the nickname “The Paris of Java.” According to US-born Frances B. Affandy, former executive director of the Bandung Heritage Society, the city boasts about 500 Art Deco buildings, an astounding figure for any metropolis.

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