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Al-Fatihah

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bandung Photos

In the plane already but we were informed by the Pilot that we had to wait for another 20 minutes before we could take off. But to make it worst, for reason best known to Airasia or at least, its Pilot, the aircond was not on. The passengers already making noise and have to use the menu as a fan. Even their stewardesses were seen fanning using newspaper. To certain extent, it had spoilt my son's excitement to be on the plane. Wll, that is Airasia, I believe. They need to cut costs wherever and whenever they can even to the discomfort of their passengers
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This is my second son...hot! hot! hot! air cond anyone?
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The millionaires in the photo. Announcing the arrival of...yes, after suffering at the early stage, we finally safely landed at the Bandara Husein Sastranegara Airport in Bandung. Alhamdulillah...
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First place we went was this place called Rumah Ibor. Nice place to stay if you are in Bandung. Located in Jalan Dago, which is one of the shopping heaven in Bandung.
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Our first meal in Bandung. It was sunda food in a nice restaurant called "Bumbu Desa". It was here that I had my nasi liwet (pronounce as "liwat" ["sodomy" in Malay])
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Varieties of Sunda foods
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Burp...I was full already...time to leave Bumbu Desa and do shopping
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A mosque in Cipaganti
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Bandung version of Coffee Bean. In fact better taste than Coffee Bean. I tried and it was really nice and cheap. It costs me only Rp10,000 which was equivalent to RM3.70 per glass.
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In front of Rumah Mode, one of the famous factory outlets in Bandung. Shopping time had just started...
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One of the factory outlet in Jalan Setiabudi (not in Damansara Heights, ok)
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One of their transportations, which I find it unique (forgot to ask what they call it)
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Our first dinner in Bandung. A very nice cozy restaurant located on top of a hill called Lisung. Our seat was facing Bandung. From the restaurant we can see Bandung. It was a really nice view. And the food was good. I ate Sup Buntut Bakar Pedas. Don't get me wrong. Buntut means ekor. In the photo are my family, our friends (first met them at the airport upon arrival and immediately became friends) Jan and Josa and our Tourist Guide, Amir.
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Another photo in the restaurant
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Another photo in the restaurant
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View outside my hotal lobby. One thing that caught my attention was the Bandung folks determination in doing their business. Those in the red shirts were students from Maktab Perguruan Besut in Terengganu (was on their study trip to Bandung) while the rest was the Bandung folks selling their products/souvenirs like key chain, pen, telekung, etc, etc. They won't simply give up if you say "no" to their products. They will keep on pursuading you to buy until you get into your car. Even when I was at the lobby, they waived at me to come out of the lobby to look at their products.
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Tired waiting for mama to do the shopping. Take a short break.
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My wife was busy doing the shopping at Pasar Baru while my two kids were busy with their own activity. Well, vacation to Bandung is all about shopping. So, kids need to find their own activities within the little space they might have.
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Pasar Baru Trade Center, which consists of 7 floors with really a lot of shops in it selling shoes, clothes, etc, etc,...at a very cheap price. We spent our time from 9.30am to 4.30pm only in this place and we did not even visit all the shops. Friends of mine, Jan and Josa managed to shop only at Level 1 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. It tells you how crazy you can be when you are at Pasar Baru.
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Masjid Uswatun Hassanah located on the roof top of the Pasar Baru Trade Centre
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Bandung from the roof top of Pasar Baru
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In front of our hotel, Mutiara Hotal Bandung
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Scenery on the way to Tangkuban Perahu
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Scenery on the way to Tangkuban Perahu
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My kids with our second Tourist Guide, Mahatirta Adikusumah at our hotel
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My family and our first Tourist Guide, Amir Budi Prasetyo. Photo taken at Jalan Dago.
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Look at the 5th menu from the top.
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Upon arrival at Tangkuban Perahu. This is a "mandatory" place to snap a photo as a proof that we have been there. Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano which is still active and explode every 20 years. According to my tourist guide, Maha, the Dutch made a tunnel to channel the lava to the sea, so as to lessen the explosion risks.
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Another view on top of Tangkuban Perahu
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The transport provided for tourist to go to the peak of Tangkuban Perahu. It costs Rp10,000 per person but we paid only Rp10,000 per pick up because my tourist guide knows the driver
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Tangkuban Perahu. The peak resembles a "perahu" (small boat with paddles) in an upside down position but because the fog was so thick, we were not able to see it.
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A view from the top of Tangkuban Perahu
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In front of the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia mosque where we stop for Zuhur prayer
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At the entrance to the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Photo taken on the way back to Bandung from Tangkuban Perahu

6 comments:

Taekwon-TRG said...

Oloh sedak ah aku tengok, rasa nak gi retek, tunggu baby aku umur 2 tahun lebih sikit...

Eh ye la aku selalu duk kat the zon. Next time aku call la mu.

Rozaimi Bin Mohd Said said...

mu tak payah nak tunggu anak mu 2 tahun la...anak aku yang nombor 2 tu baru setahun 3 bulan...tapi bawak anak kecik ni, letih sikitlah nak bershopping

sham said...

macam best je tengok ko pegi sana !

betul ke tak de aircond masa dalam flight tu ... ermm dahsyat gak AirAsia ni....

save budget airlines... :)

Rozaimi Bin Mohd Said said...

memang best pergi sana...cuma syarat penting, kena bawak banyak rupiah...kalau tak, tak de maknanya...to say tak de aircond langsung tu, melampaulahkan, mula2 aje, i think for the first 10 minutes or so...tapi kira tahap mendidih jugaklah kat dalam tu

sham said...

yg gambar "Tangkuban Perahu"
tu ape bendenye tu ... ?

Rozaimi Bin Mohd Said said...

tangkuban perahu is a still active volcano yang meletup every 20 years...aku tak tau bila last dia meletup but definitely not 20 years agolah...hehehe...the peak resembles perahu yang terlangkup, thats why it is called tangkuban perahu