Category Archives: Places

GOWES FEVER !


GOWES? What is it? That’s a new term for “cycling”. Bandung has a new trend : cycling. Actually, these healthy habits had long done by citizens of Bandung. The pioneer of the trend is the cycling community : Bike to Work Bandung (2007). Cycling, like a snowball phenomenon, which it rolled, and make more greater followers. Continue reading

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Bandung’s Flea Market : Paradise of Second Hand Treasure


Almost everyone when looking for stuff, of course, want a good quality and affordable (cheap) goods. And certainly, very rare shops, department stores or mall that could accommodate that desire. But there is a place that can fulfill that desire, that is “flea market”. With a little skill in selecting goods and negotiations, surely you will get a cheap and a good quality goods, according to your wishes.

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The Bandung’s Grand Mosque


America once had twin towers (WTC). Malaysia has twin towers (Petronas Tower). Even in film Lord of the Ring also has twin towers! Bandung was not to be outdone. It is located right in the heart of the city – at Bandung Townhall. Masjid Agung Bandung (the Bandung’s Grand Mosque), now stands majestically, becoming one of the Bandung’s iconic building.

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Uniquely Memorable Resting Place : Jadul Village Villa & Spa


Sometimes we try to find a hotel that is not only as a place …. just for sleep. But, truly a unique place for vacation, even given its own memories.

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The Big Sundial : PUSPA IPTEK Padalarang


On this occasion, I wish you a happy Eid al-Fitr 1st Shawwal 1432 Hijri, for all Muslims around the world. May Allah bless us all. Amen.
Eid is an official holiday in Indonesia, and all Muslims to celebrate with joy with family, relatives and friends. Vacation to beautiful places and fun is one of them. Might this place, can inspire you.

Previously, I took you trips to the geology museum at Bandung. Tourism is not only fun, but also adds to our insight and knowledge. Well, now, there is one place in Bandung, precisely in Padalarang, which also has the concept of tourism scientific. That place is: PUSPA IPTEK SUNDIAL. Curious, isn’t it? 🙂

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Romance Beneath The Stars & Planets : Bosscha Planetarium


Why is February so Special? Yup! That’s wright! On 14’s! The Valentine’s Day! On that day all couples create the nuances of romantic, one of them by visiting beautiful wrought-place, which if can enhance intimacy. Candle lite diner for two at a leading restaurant, watching a romantic-comedy film in theatre, lying on a white beach to enjoy the sunset, while slurping a glass of chilled champagne, or just a walk in the city’s park, embraced, under the bright full moon. But it all sounds cliche. And maybe you need another alternative. Maybe …. celebrate the V’s Day with your love one, with the  stars and the planets in the universe …. that you can experience it at : Bosscha Planetarium.

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GONG XI FA CHOI : The Story of Chinatown in Bandung


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Gōngxǐ facai! Hopefully this year we’re all blessed in safety, prosperity, success, and better health.
Today, all citizens of Bandung, in particular residents of Chinese descent, celebrate it with joy. Did you know, Bandung also has a “Chinatown” as well as in other countries. Bandung full of fascinating cultural diversity. One of them is Chinese culture, that influence every aspect of life the citizens of Bandung for a long time.

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OLD & NEW : Bring The Nostalgic Atmosphere


Shopping enjoyment can we feel when we’ve got what we want and need. And what we want /need, not necessarily the new, the latest or the modern one(s). It could be the antiques, second-hand (maybe more) and the old-look. After I trafeled and need a rest, for a moment I stopped at this place. A simple shop, with the contents of which, practically, far from simple. Brings me to another time ….

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Combro, Misro & Bala-bala : Greasy Delicacy


Everyone, from the old, until the young, like to snack. Including me! There are many kinds of snacks / street foods typical  Bandung (Sundanese). Some of those are “comro” , “misro” and “bala-bala“. Mmm … yummy!

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The Flower City


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011! Hopefully this year is a good year for all of us. All our hopes and our ideals, become a reality. Everything be better. Amen.

Bandung is known by various nicknames. One of these “Bandung the flower city.” Actually, it’s an old nickname. Precisely from the time Indonesia was still under Dutch rule. At that time, the Dutch government requires that every person planted their yard with flowers. Be thankful the citizens of Bandung, thanks to the “rule”, Bandung is really a city of flowers! The actual flowers! ….. until now. Continue reading