Named after an Indonesian aviation hero from West Java, Husein Sastranegara International Airport is an airport located in Bandung, primarily serving the southwestern part of Java. Some of the airlines that operate to Husein Sastranegara International Airport include Indonesia AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Wings Air, Silkair and Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Currently, the airport only has one terminal handling all domestic and international arrivals; plans for a second terminal are still underway. As the terminal is rather compact, facilities are kept to the usual eateries, duty-free shops, banking and telecommunication services and a prayer room for Muslim travellers.
Situated just 5 km away from the city centre, the airport is highly accessible via numerous transport options. The most convenient and cheap commute option would be the public taxi. If you are taking the taxi from the airport, you may head to the Airport taxi counter to purchase a taxi coupon. Taxis from the city can be hailed from the road.
Where to go?
Why waste your last few hours in Bandung lazing in the hotel? Create some wonderful holiday memories with a visit to some of these attractions!
Saung Angklung Udjo
Preserving a part of the Sudanese traditional arts, the Saung Angklung Udjo is a one-stop cultural centre that offers tourists a complete experience of the angklung, a musical instrument made of bamboo. Here, you will be treated to a Sudanese traditional bamboo musical concert performed by children dressed in colourful ethnic costumes; you will even have the opportunity to make your own angklung and perform alongside the children.
Gedung State (Satay Building)
Named for the characteristic shape of its central pinnacle, which resembles a ‘satay’ skewer, the Gedung State serves as an office to the governor of West Java province. This iconic historic building was inspired from an “east meets west” concept – for example, the west wing was modelled after the European renaissance style, while the design for the middle-story tower was based on Thailand’s pagoda. Besides exploring the Indo-European architectural elements of the building, take a stroll through the surrounding gardens and laze on the grassy plains with a good read in your hands.
Trans Studio Bandung
Gear up for some thrilling action in one of the world’s largest indoor theme park! Consisting of two floors with over a dozen exciting rides, Tran Studio is the perfect place to bring your family to spend the afternoon. The theme park is divided into 3 unique zones with different settings – Hollywood-styled Studio Central, Jungle-themed Lost City and fascinating Magic Corner. Besides exploring the different rides, you can also enjoy a variety of Broadway shows!
Cannot decide where to head off to next? Here are some recommended cities to visit for your next holiday!
A melting pot of race and religion, Singapore beckons tourists with its exotic mix of Asian flavors. From local hawker fares to fine dining restaurants, food lovers will have endless choices to choose from. Shopaholics can bag the latest fashion styles from Orchard Road, a shopping and entertainment boulevard home to over 5000 retail brands. Nature seekers can head down to Singapore’s award-winning horticultural attraction, Gardens by the Bay, which features two cooled conservatories and a waterfront garden with impressive 9 to 16-stories tall vertical gardens called Supertrees. Families looking to spend some quality time together can spend a day or two in the all-in-one Sentosa Island.
Busan, South Korea
South Korea’s second largest city, Busan attracts tourists with a charm of its own that is distinctively different from Seoul. Without the usual city buzz, you can enjoy Busan’s beautiful seashore sights at a leisurely pace. Visit the famous beaches of Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong and enjoy some wet-and-wild fun on the jet skis or banana boats. During the summer, these beaches spring to life with local festivities. To experience Busan’s inland sights, hike up the Geumjeong Mountain, enter the religious enclave of Seokbulsa or roam the serene temple grounds of Beomeo-Sa.
Chance a glimpse into China’s ancient civilisation in one of the country’s most famous ancient capital! Xi’an was the first capital of a united China and served as a capital even during the golden eras of the Han Dynasty. As such, the city has one of the most fascinating collections of precious relics and historical sites. Walk through vaults of life-sized terracotta warriors and marvel at the majestic-looking bronze carriages in the Exhibition Hall of the Qin Bronze Chariots. Visit the Mausoleum of Qinshihuang, China’s first emperor. The tomb, which is built against the Lishan Mountains, offers a unique landscape for sightseeing.