Saturday, May 22, 2010
Plaza Parahyangan at Dalem Kaum street in the city center is one of the oldest malls in Bandung. Built in 1982, it was the most favorite shopping center in the city until the late 1980s and early 1990s when newer and more attractive malls such as Bandung Indah Plaza (BIP) on Merdeka street began operating.
Plaza Parahyangan was badly burned and its main tenant - the Ramayana Department Store - left in 2001. Until quite recently, it was practically a dilapidated shopping center whose only attraction was a rented fulsal court on its top floor. A couple of years ago, however, the new management decided to renovate and revive it and turn it into a Distro (distribution outlet/store) center. Now five of its six floors are all occupied by 450 distros and the place is once again a bustling place for the creative fashion's small and medium size businesses.