Bandung Introduces New Tourist Village of Cigadung
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bandung government introduced Cigadung tourist village in Cibeunying Kaler District, Bandung, West Java as a new tourist destination. The City Mayor Oded M. Danial inaugurated the place today, November 24, 2020.
According to Oded, the village offers unique attractions in terms of creative works. “This is creative tourism. Cigadung focuses more on the culinary and fashion sector. There are lots of good batik,” he said on the site.
The local administration noted there are 64 business players in the tourist village which garners about 2,000-4,000 visitors each month.
Other than batik, Cigadung tourist village offers its culinary specialties, namely Baso Wale, and rows of unique thematic coffee shops. For the cultural sector, it has Saung Cepot and Saung Kasep that present Sundanese handicrafts.
Oded said the city government planned to develop six more tourist villages to empower the local's creative products, ranging from culinary, fashion, and culture. Bandung has so far had two tourist villages in Braga and Cigadung.
“We plan to make eight tourist villages and now there are only two. Braga tourist village offers cultural heritage,” Oded said.