Jakarta and Bandung are two of the largest cities in Indonesia. Near Bandung, the Tangkubanparahu volcano only sleeps with one eye while the children of the Angklung school play oberbayern tunes for the tourists. German tourists were by far the most numerous before the wave of terrorist attacks at the turn of the century.



The angklung is a musical instrument originating in Indonesia. It is made of a series of bamboo tubes and gives only one note. To create melodies, you therefore need several angklungs.

Angklung is classified as an oral and intangible heritage of humanity.

The Angklung School in Bandung aims to continue this tradition.

One of the means of financing is a daily show given for tourists ... This show is obviously not a guarantee of tradition ... The music has to be adapted a little to the public. Pity.

But the teaching remains traditional even if the show is a bit ... uh ...

About the 2 places in this film


Jakarta is (still for a time) the capital of Indonesia. It is also the second most inhabited metropolis in the world after Tolyo. Indonesians have nicknamed it "Big Durian" (from the name of the fruit so strongly fragrant that it is forbidden to bring it into hotels ...). reference to "Big Apple", nickname of New York ". Is the choice of fruit completely innocent ...?

The city was founded in the 4th century as Sunda Kelapa. Already at the time it was a major port in the region.

The city of more than 10 million inhabitants faces a considerable challenge. It sinks more than 10 cm centimeters every year. This associated with the rise in water levels due to global warming announces insoluble problems in the years to come. This is the main reason for the decision to move the state services to Kalamatan (Borneo). Jakarta will soon lose its status as the capital.

Bandung is the capital of West Java province and has a population of approximately 2.5 million. As it is over 750 meters above sea level, the climate is cooler there, which made it a vacation spot for Dutch settlers. It is still very popular with well-off Jakarta residents today, causing huge traffic jams on the highway between the two cities. Over the entire distance between Jakarta and Bandung an air highway is supposed to provide the solution to this problem. If, once this new highway (in fact, a 150 km long bridge) is operational, traffic should be eased on the road, but will that change anything about the congestion at the entrance to Bandung ...?

The Dutch initiated tea plantations at the foot of the volcano in the 18th century.




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