Monday, December 7, 2009

Bandung Traffic Park

I took these photographs at Bandung Traffic Park at Jalan Belitung no 1

Taman Lalu Lintas Ade Irma Suryani (that's what it's called here) was originally a military training field (1915 to 1919). In line with Bandung's masterplan as a garden city, the field was turned into a tropical garden in the early 1920s, and was named Insulindepark in 1925.

After the Indonesian independence, the park was renamed Taman Nusantara (the Indonesian Archipelago Park). In March 1958, the name was changed again to Taman Lalu Lintas (Traffic Park) to mark its changing function as a juvenile educational facility that provides informal and rehabilitative education for delinquent youths. Now the park is mostly a family recreational facility with the emphasis of providing road traffic education for children.

The name Ade Irma Suryani was added to the park's name in October 1965 in respect of Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution's five-year old daughter who was shot to death by the PKI (the Indonesian Communist Party) rebels when they tried to kidnap the father in a failed Coup d'etat in September 1965 known as G30S or Gestapo Movement.


Hilda said...

Wow. That's an impressive collection of traffic signs!

Tony nile life said...

The first photo. the one above the guy with a shovel is it a bra if so do they try and educate the girl delinquents.
never can understand that sign its a hump backed bridge I have never been across an Andromeda bridge.
very educational photos .

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Those are really the ultimate in sign photos! They make a great photo-collage.

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Photo Cache said...

Very cool display Eki. I love that all the signs are in one place :)

uncleawang said...

Interesting & great photo.

the donG said...

very artistic to have played with those signs.

jeannette stgermain said...

A great photo, Eki. Poor 5-year old, her life got cut off very short! Indonesia has such violent periods(sigh.)

Dina said...

What an idea! So attractive!
I could learn a lot there.