Monday, September 28, 2015

3 Day escapade to Indonesia - Bandung

2 times Singapore was hit with haze - by chance, it was during my overseas trips.
This time however, I was anticipating the worse as I was going to the Haze creation country - Indonesia. But alas, the air when I reached Jarkarta and then Bandung, was FRESH AIR.
It was then explained to me Singapore was near Sumatra while I was in the other tip of Indonesia (no wonder the Indon ministers do not see the seriousness of the situation)

Well, shall stop my harping about Haze.

Reached Jarkarta and made our way to the hotel - All seasons Jakarta Gajah Mada
(It took us 1.5 hours with the jam to get to our hotel) costing us 150,000 Rupiah.
Out of the airport, look for the blue bird taxi stand and let them know the address. Its all metered but their meter seems to move really fast. The hotel was very comfortable and clean and had wonderful array of breakfast buffet choices.

After breakfast, we made our way to Bandung where my cousin was teaching. The roads were good and it only took around 2 hours to get there.

Famished, we stopped by an Indon restaurant for the famous grilled fish. I loved the sweetness of the fish from the seasoning. But because Bandung was not near the sea,I've tasted fresher fish. 
And we spend the night at Anggrek Shopping Hotel which was beside Yogya department store. Jl. RE. Martadinata no 15Bandung 40115Indonesia

The location was very central to the food places and outlet stores.

Next morning, as my cousin was teaching, we hired a driver ( only cost 30000) and we made our way to Miss Bee Providore - which was around 30-45 min away from the hotel. But well worth the ride.

Its a fantastic place for people with young children for its playground and rabbits 

Here you can feed and touch the rabbits and play the see saw and swings.

Its atmosphere was very relaxing. Specially since its on top of the hill hence very cooling.

And thumbs up for its food and drinks and most importantly at affordable prices!
My parents and relatives were  too hungry and gobbled up the food before I came back - Sad! anyway I tried the Indon duck dish which was amazing. My mum tried the Cabonara which she loved it and had another round after. My dad's ox tail which I find so so. My aunty tried the tofu mushroom which I also think was soso.

But the drinks - awesomeness!
Berrylicious - Watermelon and strawberry etc etc
Could sit there all day long

Night time, we decided to go for the local famous satay place walking distance from our hotel. When we reached however we were told only chicken and beef left. The 'pengkan' taste was nice but the meat.. hmm.
Oh but the sauce made up for it!

Next morning with some time on our hand, we made our way further up where many travel blogs touch on. However as we had young children with us, we could only make it till a certain distance.

Fried chicken along the way.

Up up the winding hills.
* warning: Do pop some car sick pills if you need

Gorgeous view and air!

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