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Located in the northern part of Bandung city, Villa Isola, well known today as "Bumi Siliwangi", was constructed in 1932 and designed by Wolff Schoemaker, the same architect who also designed Museum Asia Afrika (Gedung Merdeka), Cipaganti mosque and a few other art deco buildings in Bandung.

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Initially built for a rich Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) born entrepreneur, D.W. Berretty, the villa cost him a fortune. Later, this private villa was converted into a hotel before being used by the Japanese troops as their office in the early 1940’s and turned into an educational institution after Indonesia got its independence in 1945. Today it is part of a university in Bandung, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - Indonesia University of Education.

Historical photos of Villa Isola in the 1930's can be accessed from this link:

Location : Jl. Dr. Setiabudi No. 229
Telephone : +62 22 2016444
Website :
Email : [email protected]
Admission charges : free
Facilities : toilets within the university and an English, France, and Germany speaking guides are available (guide fee can be negotiated directly with them)
Nearby facilities : restaurants, hotel, ATM, pharmacy, cafe
Nearby attractions : Kampung Gajah
How to get there : by angkot: take the one that goes to "Ledeng" terminal and tell the driver you want to stop at "Isola or UPI" ( /oo-pee/ ). Fare Rp. 3,000 (about 25 minute journey). Villa Isola very obvious from the road. It is approximately 500 meters [0.31 miles] before the terminal
Remarks : prior permission is suggested by calling its "Humas" ( /hoo-mâs/ - Public Relation) phone numbers above. One week prior notification is recommended. Best time to visit is on Saturday from 8am-4pm, where there is no academic activities. Public or visitors should not enter the building, except by the permission of the rector.

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