Disregard the crazy traffic and you'll feel as if you've stepped back a century. The Dutch architecture still dominates the street in spite of Bandung's quest for modernization. Look closely and you'll spot the original stained glass windows.
It's not a shopping street. The stores like Sin Sin Antiques (1943) and the Leather Shop have stayed on. There a quite a few bars/restaurants and bakeries plying delicious pastries lining the street. Many retaining their original form – one to note is Sumber HIdangan at No. 20 Jalan Braga.
Walk the area and discover the old Dutch East India Company HQ, the New Majestic Theater with its original marble tiles, chandelier and wooden table and chairs still welcome patrons in the lobby.
However, later in the night, after the shops have closed, beggars, the homeless and junkies begin to line the street in front of the 24-hour convenience stores. No need to fear them. Even the beggars are not as aggressive as those in Bali or Phnom Penh. Just ignore them, don't make eye contact – else guilt sets in – and keep walking.
Oh, be sure to sample the many, many options of street food. And most important, don't forget the camera! :-D
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