Hallo Bandoeng – Wieteke Van Dort – Bandoeng 1938 Vliegveld Andir

b1Phrase “Hallo Bandoeng” was well known at that time as the call-sign and usual opening used by the Dutch “Radio Kootwijk” when establishing a radio-telegraphic connection with Bandung City in West Java, Indonesia. It was made famous by Queen Consort Emma when she officially opened the radiotelephone service from Koninklijke Nederland main building on January 7, 1929, with the words “Hallo Bandoeng .. Hier Den Haag”. It quickly escalated even further as a catchphrase since the release of Dutch song “Hallo Bandoeng” by Willy Derby which sold more than 50,000 copies, a remarkable number at that time. This version which by now is probably better known than Derby’s, was sang by Wieteke van Dort, also known as Tante Lien in the 1970s and still reflected its original meaning as nostalgia song. This “Bandoeng 1938 Vliegveld Andir” video was about an establishing the Aircraft manufacturing facility was transferred to Andir Airfield, now Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung. They built an aircraft at a workshop, located in Jalan Pasirkaliki and had once surprised the aviation world since its ability to fly towards Netherland, China and vice versa. Prior to this, around the 1922, Indonesia had even been involved in aircraft modification at a private house on Cikapundung. (nDy)

Sapaan “Hallo Bandoeng” pernah populer sbg salam pembuka acara di Radio Kootwijk Belanda, berkaitan dgn sejarah interlokal pertama dari kota Den Haag ke Bandung tahun 1929. Lalu diabadikan sbg lagu nostalgia oleh Willie Derby, juga vokalis Wieteke van Dort alias Tante Lien di awal 70an untuk video ini. Sumber video berasal dari judul dokumenter “Bandoeng 1938 Vliegveld Andir” yg mengisahkan periode awal industri penerbangan di Indonesia. Setelah Bandung punya stasiun kereta api tahun 1920, berlanjut pembangunan bandara Andir Anfield di wilayah Pasirkaliki tahun 1938. Menjadi Husein Sastranegara sbg bandara pertama di Indonesia, sejarah Dirgantara RI. Serta masa gemilang Bandung yg dijuluki Parijs van Java’, meliputi periode 1920 hingga 1940. Arsitek Haryoto Kunto yg digelar “kuncen” atau Juru Kunci Bandung, menulis buku Wajah Bandoeng Tempo Doeloe (cetakan 2, 1985). Pada Bab VI berjudul Bandoeng Parijs van Java secara detil meninjau upaya awal yg telah banyak dilakukan pihak kolonial untuk pembangunan kota dan kesejahteraan masyarakat Bandung. (nDy)

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