Feb 20, 2009

Tegallega, a 17 hectare-wide field, is one of Bandung's special characteristic. Monument Bandung Lautan Api is standing in the middle of the field. The monument remind us about a historic event named Bandung Lautan Api. In March 24, 1946, the citizen of Bandung burned their own houses and  properties to avoid utilization by enemy. At that day, Bandung became field of fire ("lautan api").
  
Lapangan Tegallega

 Now, Tegallega become a city forest. Many trees are planted and kept here.

Every morning, especially in the weekend, hundreds of people come here to do sport. Lots of them go jogging around the monument. Others do gymnastic, badminton, soccer, biking, etc. 
 
 
Lapangan Tegallega

There are also merchants. Many things are sold here. Fruits, vegetables, books, clothes, snacks, bubbles, toys, etc.  I notice that cleanliness is kept by everyone here. You may also want to try some breakfast menu such as chicken porridge, noodle, etc.
  
Lapangan Tegallega

  
Lapangan Tegallega

This is a good notification to everyone to keep Tegallega clean. It is written in Sundanese. In English, it said:  "Wise man won't steps on grass or damages the trees. Let everybody plants tree to reserve the fresh water."
This is the lirycs of the song made to remind Bandung Lautan Api event. It titled "Halo-halo Bandung".
Lapangan Tegallega