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Hi. My name is Faiz.
I'm a graphic designer, currently working together with my brother who manages the Alternative Art Space.
Our space resembles a community because here we have several different collaboration programs. We also run weekly programs and monthly programs such as art exhibitions, music shows, poetry nights, and film screening.
We are open to everyone who has creative ideas and wishes to collaborate in several projects.
Our house consists of several sub-sections
- Artmore Studio
They focus on the visual arts project and the Graffiti Program, they have a design studio and a painting studio.
Mesinsuara aims to create music showcases and to help local musicians distribute and share their music. Mesinsuara always tries to expand the possibilities to collaborate with other musicians and also with the enthusiasm of music. Mesinsuara also is a key player in the local music movement.
- Layar Berkaca
A community consisting of filmmakers, creating films, organizing film screenings, and hosting film discussions.
- Vermisse Hostel
An arts inspired vintage hostel right in the heart of Sukabumi City.
Our hostel is located in the heart of downtown Sukabumi, only 600 meters from the main Sukabumi train station and is attached to an Alternative Art Gallery.
The Building looks Vintage from several angles and is made fresh through several a street art inspired murals. A minimalistic design to create a pleasant and enjoyable stay for everyone.
For more information and if you are interested in coming, you can always contact us and we want to help you answer questions about our program and help you get around by giving directions.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Help with Computers / internet
You can experience local art culture here in Sukabumi, and collaborate and immerse yourself in this world.
We can also travel together to Gunung Padang Megalithic site. This site is a prehistoric site inherited from Megalithic culture in West Java. Precisely located on the border of Gunungpadang Hamlet and Panggulan there is much to do there, such as a historic sites, hang out places, touristic places, and a rich local community.
- Furthermore we can introduce you to the local foods and teach you how to cook them, as well as buying the ingredients from a local market.
- We would like to make sure your time here is great. The area is popular for its beautiful nature, like rain forests, waterfalls. Also we can go together to turtle beach, its quite far from here but we will go together.
- Visual Art Project
You can make several art projects such as exhibitions, painting, drawing, anything. Also if you do graffiti you can create a join in with our graffiti community.
- Documentary video
Work together with the artists here to document life in the arts space.
You can then present after you have finished making the video, and work together to figure out a way to distribute it to a larger audience.
- Music Collaboration
We have a small music recording studio here, so you can make musical collaborations here with the Mesinsuara Team.
We are happy to see our place look better and better, so we believe many planst will help our space look nicer.
You can help us garden here.
- Teaching English language
Not everyone here is smooth speaking English so you can help our community improve their skills.
- Create art merchandise
You can come here and discuss with us we and together find ideas for making unique items to sell.
- Interior design Vermisse Guest House
We have a new guesthouse here. we will be happy if you can help us make our guest house look more comfortable and help with general upkeep.
From all lists you can choose which project you want to do here. or you can specify it here.
most importantly, we want all volunteers who come to feel comfortable with this place and have some specific results when doing some projects.
english & Deutsch
We have 4 Room Private Room and 2 Dormitory Room in Our Hostel.
You can also using our motorbike to going around the city.
Directions for getting here and away:
From Jakarta airport :
1. Take the "Damri" bus from Soekarno Hatta airport to Sukabumi (available from 08:00 AM - 16:00 PM)
2. OR you can take sky train to the airport link station. Then take the train to Sudirman station and continue with commuter line to Bogor station. After that you can take a train from Paledang station (it's 5 minutes walkaway from Bogor station) to Sukabumi (you need to book in advance). Another option is mini van or bus to Sukabumi.
3. Book door to door travel from Soekarno Hatta Airport to Sukabumi , but you need to book in advance.
From Bandung airport (i suggest you to go from here because the traffic jam isn't as bad as from Jakarta to Sukabumi) :
1. You can take taxi or bus from Husein Sastra Negara airport to Leuwi Panjang bus terminal and take a bus to Sukabumi
2. Book a door to door travel from Bandung to Sukabumi.
PS: I recommend you to download Gojek or Grab (an online transportation like Uber) from Appstore or Google Play for the transportation options, it's so cheap and easier to get, you can hire a car or motorcycle to take you from A to B point (up to 22- 27 km)
Available local transportation :
Online transportation (Gojek, Grab)
Cheapest and easiest way to go from A point to B point! you can download the application on Appstore or google play!
Public Transportation (Angkot)
The ANGkutan KOTa (=city transportation) which is the so-called “Angkot” among Indonesians. These cars look like minivans or minibusses with eye-catching color such as blue, red, or green. Every Angkot has their own route, to distinguish by letter or number code, or line color on the side. The route usually posted on the windshield, example like ‘Bhayangkarai-Degung-City Mall’ means that Angkot will go through those 3 places on their route.
BUS / Train :
To Yogyakarta :
there's a bus with air conditioner from Sukabumi to Yogyakarta , you can book in the travel agent nearby and it's really cheap around $10 . it takes like 14 hours from Sukabumi. There's a small restroom in the bus.
To Bandung :
There's a bus with air conditioner from Sukabumi to Bandung and it cost like $2 - $3 dollar and it will take like 3 - 4 hours depends on the traffic.
To Jakarta :
There's a bus leave to Jakarta but it's rare to find a bus with air con, so the best way to go to Jakarta is by train because the traffic is pretty bad also. You need to book in advance (Sukabumi - Bogor train), then take another train to Jakarta. It cost like $3-$4 dollar both train and bus, the train has air con in both economy and executive class.
PS: There is no airport in Sukabumi because it still being renovated. So the nearest airports are Soekarno Hatta Airport (Jakarta) and Husein Sastranegara Airport (Bandung). The best way to go to Sukabumi is from Bandung!
PS: I can help you out with booking if you let me know in advance:)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week