Jumat, Agustus 26, 2011

Let's Visit to the Museum Pos Indonesia Bandung


Ever heard of Gedung Sate Bandung? Yes, most of the people of Indonesia must recognize the unique building with a roof-like skewer which is the center of government of West Java Province. But did you know that in the east wing of Gedung Sate stands a museum about the post which was built in 1931? Probably not many of us know, that in addition to the uniqueness of Gedung Sate is an already famous, historical sight there are no less interesting for our visit, namely Museum Pos Indonesia.

Museum Pos Indonesia can be said to record the history of postal services in Indonesia since the colonial period until Indonesia's independence. Building used as a museum was built around 1920 by architect J. Berger and Leutdsgebouwdienst, with the Italian Renaissance architectural style. Since 1933, the building area of 706 square meters is then functioned as a museum, with the name of the Postal Telegraph and Telephone Museum (often abbreviated as PTT Museum).

The outbreak of World War II and the Japanese Occupation in 1941 led to the museum with a collection of various objects from around the world this post is not neglected. Even since the revolution until the beginning of the end of 1979 the Museum PTT becoming less unnoticed. Only in early 1980, Perum Pos and Giro form a committee to revitalize the museum in order to function again as a means to showcase a collection of postage and telecommunications. This endeavor resulted in the inauguration of the museum on the day of the 38th Postel Bhakti, which is dated September 27, 1983 by Achmad Tahir, Minister of Tourism and Telecommunications at the time. The museum was named the Museum of Post and Giro, after the name of the government-owned company that oversees the museum

The name change occurred again in 1995, when the name of Perum Pos and Giro changed to PT Pos Indonesia (Persero). Name Museum of Post and Giro adjust to the new name of the company, became the Museum Pos Indonesia. The role and function of the museum is also growing. Not just a place exhibiting a collection, the museum is also a means of research, education, documentation, information services, as well as special attractions.

Amid the rapid development of information technology that increasingly allows sending messages, either through the Internet or mobile phone, making postal services more and less desirable. Correspondence and sending postcards is now as outdated. Therefore, the existence of the Postal Museum Indonesia increasingly important to show the development of messaging technology and goods from the early days of the postal company in the 1930s to the current service. Collection is on display not only limited to stamps and postcards, but also expanded with various postal equipment, books, and visualization and dioramas of posting activity. With the expansion of museum objects and collections, make this museum as a fairly complete postal museum tells the history of the postal company in Indonesia.


Museum Pos Indonesia is perfect for you the pegila philately, because the museum has about 50 thousand sheets of stamps from around 178 countries in the world. Collection is so rich is to be collected since the museum was founded, namely 1933 to present. Besides being able to enjoy the extensive collection of stamps, visitors can also see other postal items that will be full of historical value.

On the first floor, for example, tourists will be greeted by the exhibition of various supplies of employees since the colonial era to the present. In the space of this exhibition you can compare the development of official clothing postal employees, postal equipment also have looked very ancient. One of the salient figure is the statue of postal Indonesia, namely Mas Soeharto. Mas Soeharto was lost due to postal leaders kidnapped by the Dutch. The statue has become one of the leaders heading the effort to appreciate that a lot of merit in the development of postal services in Indonesia.

Still on the first floor, visitors are also shown various tools such as a letter scales, weighing packages, postal bags, postal stamp, vehicle carrier, and equipment, other equipment past the post. There is also a kind of replica depicting the postal employees who are working. The depiction of the replica is very helpful to know what the postal service in antiquity to the present. While in the corners of the room displayed all the pictures the process of making stamps, printing, until ready for use by consumers.

In addition to the first floor, showrooms and others are in the basement (basement). This is where the traveler can see the various collections of stamps from various countries. These stamps are placed in the cabinets of glass called vitrin. The composition of the cabinet is lined up from the oldest collection of the latest collections, with the stamp category that refers to the country of origin stamp was produced. Of the approximately 50 thousand stamp collection, some collection groups accidentally given a special security, such as iron bars and locked. This is because these collections of ancient and somewhat rare, so if assessed with nominal money, then its value will be very astonishing. Could reach billions of rupiah. To see it, tourists must be accompanied by any particular officer.

Most of the special stamp collections in this museum are from the Netherlands. It is not so surprising, because from the outset of this museum was founded by the Dutch-owned postal company. However, by no means the Postal Museum Indonesia neglected to show the history of the stamp world. One of his collection of paintings in the world's first stamps, called "The Penny Black". The stamp is illustrated head of Queen Victoria and was first published in 1840. In addition to painting the first stamp, the displayed image is also Sir Rowland, creator of the first stamp was originally an IRS worker in the UK. In a statement listed in the museum, we found out that initially the cost of mailing is borne by the recipient. However, this system eventually discontinued and replaced because it was a case of letter recipients who refuse to pay the cost of mailing.

In addition to the history of the world's first postage stamp, there are also the first stamps in Indonesia. The shape is not a painting, but the original stamps. The stamp which was published on 1 April 1864 is red wine with a picture of King Willem III. It costs about 10 cents when it

Various postal equipment in earlier times also on display in the basement, such as various forms of mailbox gathered from across the archipelago. Then there is also an ancient metal carts that were used to transport mail from the post office to the train station. While more modern equipment is an automatic stamp vending machines. Unfortunately, this machine is damaged.

Other collections are also quite valuable is the posters golden letters (golden letter). The posters are replicas of the letters are made in the days of ancient kingdoms in the archipelago, such as Mulawarman, Srivijaya, Tarumanegara, and Majapahit. Although the so-called golden letters, but in reality the image of the poster is no longer showing a glint of gold in the scratch letters. This is because the age of the letter has been for centuries, so when made replica no longer shows the color of golden sheen.

Museum Pos Indonesia is located in the east wing of Gedung Sate, precisely on Jalan Cilaki, number 73, Bandung, Indonesia. Building the museum together with the Head Office of PT Pos Indonesia.


Museum Pos Indonesia Bandung is located in the city center, making it easier for tourists who want to visit this place. Travelers can begin the journey from the city of Jakarta. Distance between Jakarta - Bandung adrift approximately 180 miles. From Jakarta, tourists can use private vehicles or public transportation.

When using public transportation, travelers can choose to use rail service or use public buses. Arriving at the train station or at the terminal in Bandung, you can use public transportation or taxi to the Gedung Sate. From Gedung Sate, you just walk towards the east side of the building. There are small signs to the museum. If confused, you can ask the security guard or staff of the West Java provincial government.

Museum is open every day from Monday - Sunday from 09.00 - 16.00. On national holidays the museum is closed. If tourists want to visit with the group in large numbers, you should notify in advance to the museum by phone 022-420195, aircraft 153. Confirmation of the visit is important so that the service manager of the museum remains the maximum.

Ticket Price
Tourists visiting the Museum Pos Indonesia no charge (free).

Accommodation and Other Facilities
Museum Pos Indonesia has been equipped with various facilities, such as permanent exhibition space, library space, collection storage space, garage space or repair of objects of collection, as well as administrative space. In addition, the Indonesian Postal Museum visitors can also ask the officers to accompany the visit, so you can visit more leverage.

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