Although the government has officially changed the name Jalan Dago to Jalan Ir. H. Juanda, the iconic Dago Street is still just as admired as its previous name. Along this hefty road is a variety of restaurants, food stalls, hotels, boutiques and of course, factory outlets, which is what has made it extremely popular.
The word Dago comes from the Sundanese word “Dagoan”, which translates to waiting. During the Dutch colonial era, farmers from Lemang, Coblong had a tradition to wait for each other along the Dago Street before they went to the market together in the city. This was mainly due to security reasons as the market was infamous for being a dangerous place filled with robbers and wild animals. The farmers then went to the market together to sell their agricultural products. [Read more…]