Gedung Sate
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A landmark building that now serves as the governor's office.
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ADB000
Melbourne, Australia324 contributions
Mar 2023
This should really be shown as two separate items for review.
First, there is Gedung Sate; an interesting old building with some Art-Deco aspects we were able to see (from the outside) both by day and at night. It is not open to the public. A word of warning - access was not allowed from Jalan Diponegoro during our daytime visit. We were able to use a gateway there at night to take pics, and we were able to exit the same way during our visit the next day. Entry is via Jalan Chilaki and then THROUGH the Post Office building!
The Gedung Sate Museum has a Rp5,000 entry fee. Hardly a king's ransom but there is little to see, many ground-floor level areas are set aside as offices and are not accessible. No other levels of the building were open to the public.
Written March 15, 2023
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christinelovelyred
Manila, Philippines22 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
In visiting Gedung Sate, take a picture of the whole building in front then ask the guards for the way going to the Gedung Sate Museum.

The building facade looks nice in picture but you wouldn't be able to get inside and take a look of the historical buding.

The museum is modernized and it's quite small that we finished our tour in 10 minutes. You can book your tickets online but I think if it's off peak season you can just go directly to the museum and pay your tickets there. One person costs only 5,000 Indonesian rupiah.

There's also a cafe inside. We enjoyed their coffee, pastries and staff better than the museum itself.

The Geology museum is also nearby. 5-10minute walk. I suggest you visit it first because it closes at 2pm while the Gedung Sate museum closes at 4pm.
Written February 12, 2020
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,564 contributions
Gedung Sate is the popular name for the governor's office of West Java province. It is one of the landmark buildings of Bandung and has become an icon for the city. It was designed by Dutch architect J.Gerber. Work on the building was began in 1920 and it was completed in 1922. This massive structure is still an imposing sight today. It is the centrepiece of a large complex of government buildings set on a public square. It is one of the most magnificent colonial buildings in all Indonesia.

Gedung Sate literally means 'Satay Building'. The name is a reference to the metal spike on the roof which reminded Iocals of a satay skewer. For anyone interested in architecture, it is one of the most unmissable sights in Java. It was an innovative design in 1920 for a number of reasons. It was the first building in Indonesia to use reinforced concrete technology. Artistically, it was even more significant. It was one of the first buildings to combine Indonesian and European styles of architecture to create the 'Indo-Deutsch' style. It has a tiered, wooden roof, like a Javanese mosque. The main motif on the front of the building is a stylised Javanese temple. The extensive use of dark timber for the roofing is a conscious reference to local architectural styles. Yet the brilliant white of the main structure with its bold arches mark it out as very much a Dutch building. Gedung Sate is impressive in both its huge scale and also in its attention to small details. The window niches and the wooden eaves both feature beautiful and intricate decoration. Any lover of architecture should not miss this building.
Written October 22, 2008
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balivillasonline
Bali9 contributions
Every weekend the Gasibu Square just across the street from Gedung Sate is used as a weekend market. The square and surrounding streets could not accommodate them all. Sellers occupy the main street of Jalan Diponegoro as well. I personally enjoy the market, but definitely irritating the beauty of the building itself.
Written September 14, 2009
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YusufKS
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Gedung Sate is an iconic and Most Popular Place in Bandung, so when I go to Bandung, this place should be visited and I wanna see & know why the place so popular.

The architecture style is New Indies Style combine with Netherlands Rationalism and incorporating native Indonesian elements. The building is beautiful and quite unique, because there's tusuk sate (skewer satay) on the top of central roof, that's why this building is named as Gedung Sate (Satay Building).

This place is a government building now, so we can't go explore more inside the building. There are even some places outside that cannot be approached too close, if we get closer, we will be asked to stay away by a guard or officer. Too bad.

Another interesting thing about this place is when we visit it on Sunday, this place will be crowded by people. Bandung people usually gather here outside the building on Sunday for morning exercise, gymnastics, or recreation. It's very nice to see local activity like that.
Written February 26, 2019
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ninit_rohimi
Palembang, Indonesia187 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
have you ever saw the building like this? the top on the roof have symbol call "tusuk sate" one of very famous and delicious traditonal Indonesia food!...this building also a historic building too, when the Ducth agains Indonesia, Indonesia heroes covered in this building....
Written December 18, 2014
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AnisaDelft
Jakarta, Indonesia338 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
The area of Gedung Sate is clean and fenced. People can only see the garden surrounding this building from outside. Don't come to this area on Sunday, because it turns out as big traditional market. Full of people and sellers.
Written April 12, 2012
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lisasatiyem
paris32 contributions
A good architecture heritage & still well maintained
Written March 9, 2012
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Dewi N
Jakarta, Indonesia51 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
People say that you have visit this place when you are in Bandung. This building is an icon of Bandung city. On Sunday, near this buidling, there is a market here. Unfortunately I came when the market was about to close so I only took some pictures here.

So don't forget to visit "Gedung Sate" if you are in Bandung!
Written April 6, 2014
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JJnEE
Singapore252 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Quite close from our hotel. Just pass by and stop for photo-taking. Only a building with a "SATE" (top of the building)
Written July 24, 2013
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