SEAYAC 2013 will be held at Amaris Hotel in the beautiful city of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.  Amaris hotel is located in Cihampelas street, the bustling street with modern atmosphere.  The hotel can easily reach by public transportation from the Husein Sastranegara International Airport.

Gedung Sate Bandung, West Java Governor office. Credit: Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikipedia

Gedung Sate Bandung, West Java Governor office. Credit: Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikipedia

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Pasupati Skyline. Credit: Wikipedia

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Bosscha Observatory. Credit : Avivah Yamani

 

Bandung, the capital city of West Java province, is the third largest city in Indonesia.  Nowadays, Bandung becomes the tourist destination for its culinary and fashion outlets. Also, Bandung has many natural attraction such as the Tangkuban Prahu volcano crater, the Kawah Putih volcano lake, and the Patenggang Lake (a lake surrounded by tea plantations).  In the past, the Dutch called Bandung as Parijs van Java (Dutch: “The Paris of Java”) for its luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and European boutiques.

Bandung is also home for many universities including Institut Teknologi Bandung which is the center for Astronomy education in Indonesia. At approximately 15 km from Bandung, in a small town called Lembang, the country’s astronomical observatory is located. Bosscha Observatory which erected in 1923 will celebrate its 90th anniversary in October this year.

Travel Info

Participants who will be coming from major Southeast Asian cities like Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok are recommended to travel directly to Bandung with Air Asia, Lion Air or Silk Air. But participants can also choose to fly via Jakarta and take a shuttle Bus from Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta to Bandung.

Route of airlines as well as shuttle bus from Jakarta to Bandung will be updated in this page soon.