Dear Dale Hubert,
I want to introduce myself, I am Mrs. Musdiyanti an English teacher from 23 Senior High School. My students and I would like to join a Flat Stanley Project and this is my students project. Thank you for publishing this.
Here are the activities of Flat Ujang Project by 23 Senior High School Bandung
Hi, itís me Flat Ujang from 23 Senior High School Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Ujang is a special name in Sundanese Culture. Ujang wears a sarong and a black cap.
On Wednesday, 5th October 2005 I visited the Nature of Ir H.Djuanda Grand Forest Park, Dutch and Japanese cave with my friends from 23 Senior High School. Let me introduce they from left to the right. They are Resti, Okeu, Freyra, Sopyan, Decky, and Ivan. They are students of the second grade for social class. We took the picture in front of the statue of Ir.H.Djuanda.
This is the statue of Ir.H.Djuanda, located at the plaza to honor the struggle of Ir.H.Djuanda.
Ir H.Djuanda Grand Forest Park is the first nature grand forest park in Indonesia, which was established by President Soeharto on January 14, 1985. It is located in the northern of Bandung, Dago. It is the Conservation Nature Area as lung of the city. Itís only 5 km away from the government center. This park is managed by Grand Forest Park management.
The Ir.H.Djuanda Grand Forest Park has 526.99 hectares mix vegetation. Various type of flora from Indonesia and abroad consist of 40 families and 112 species in over 20 trees can be found within this Ī 30 hectares plants collection block. We can also find some animals such as monkeys and birds.
I am standing in front of the Dutch cave. It is the entrance gate and look at behind. Itís the exit gate.
Itís very dark, so we have to use a flash light. A guide will accompany the visitors and tell about the cave. At this moment this cave can be safely to be entered by visitors.
We took a picture beside the Dutch cave. This is the historical cave, constructed at early 1941 by the Indonesian Forced Labor. This cave was made by Cadas stone. The Javanese occupation forces have left a number of caves and tunnels which they dug out of cliff walls during World War II for the defense of the area. Previously it was used as tunnel of Water Power Electricity Generator at the war for independence, functioned as Netherlands Indies Radio Telecommunication Station, after the Indonesians independence period was once used as a storehouse for ammunition by the Japanese army.
We were in a Dutch cave. Behind us it is a big hole. It can be used for air circulation and also as to reconnoiter the enemy.
I am standing in front of Japanese cave. This cave is an additional cave constructed in 1942 for Japanese army defense system, after the Netherlands Indies Civil Government surrendered without condition to the Japanese army. The Indonesian Forced Labor (also known as Romusha) did the construction of this cave. This cave is darker than the Dutch cave and looks naturally, especially the floor and the wall. We can find many rooms here such as prisoner room, interview room, etc.
We think that itís a good tourism object which located in the north of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
We can also find here another facilities for the visitors such as : Mushola praying room, parking area, toilet facilities. The various activities we can find here such as cross country, cave exploration, family picnic, study tour, film shooting etc.
© 2005, 23 Senior High School Flat Ujang Project