Bandung, the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, lies on a river basin surrounded by volcanic mountains. The city gradually developed itself into a resort city in the past, where luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and European boutiques were opened, hence the city was nicknamed Parijs van Java
Bandung is a home for Astronomy and Lembang, the city near Bandung is also a home for Bosscha Observatory build on 1928. The observatory is named after the tea plantation owner Karel Albert Rudolf Bosscha who granted six hectares of his property for the new observatory.
Long time ago, angklung was an instrument that had religious ritual function. The main function of angklung was as a medium to invite Dewi Sri (rice goddess/prosperity) to come down to the earth and gave fertility to plants. They used tritonik (three tones) angklung, tetra tonik (four tones) and pentatonic (five tones)