4 January 2010

Kampung Daun & Foot Reflexology

Aktivitas malam was properly arranged by the ever kindhearted hostess! Sebab aku sedang dalam fasa mengibar white flag, jadi harus Berry & Imot jak yang buka puasa. 

Kampung Daun ambience is really a place worth visitng! Situated in the deep hills north of Bandung; it is a unique cafe I would highly recommend this place for you people out there...if u happened to plan ur holiday to Bandung. 

I super love the environment. The smell of the nature that surround the restaurant make the mood even more dramatic. View during the late evening is the best; ever! Bunyi cengkerik sangat menarik jiwa. 

 Reached the place a bit early hence I took the opportunity snapping few pictures. Untuk kenang2an. 
 Souvenir shop at the entrance.
The sounds of the running water certainly put my mind to peace. Kampung Daun is a suitable place to run away from the hustle & bustle of city life.
Menu. Price-wise. I am a satisfied customer.
Hut for a larger group of people. 
At that time, nature works at its best. Greatest element to heal my wound.
My dinner. Makan ala tembolok walau siang sudah mencekik terlebih kadar.

This is how it looks like when the sun sets down.

After dinner, we went down the hill. Heading back to the central city of Bandung. Baru perasan kaki bengkak sebab banyak berjalan. So Imot brought me to a reflexology shop. There, they call it saloon. Fuh, sangat lega after sesi mengurut. And murah pula tu; lagi berbaloi2.

Spring Reflexology...insya Allah akan jejak ke sini lagi. Servis tip top memang susah untuk dilupa.


3 January 2010

Tangkuban Perahu - Pasar Baru

On my 2nd day in Bandung...woke up pretty early because I was beyond excited to explore more! I put the throbbing headache aside as I didn't want it to spoil my holiday mood. But yeah, in the end of the day...when I reached Imot's place after a tiresome day; I could feel like the head was going to explode. Shivering. 

Lucky I stayed at a future-doctor's place so I got kinda first class treatment from her. Dijaga rapi gitu. Aku rasa keadaan muka bumi yang berbeza tu yang buat aku migraine super painful. Berputar 360' rasa nya otak time tu. 

Oklah stop the nonsense...langsung ke foto.

View from Imot's room at the 1st floor. Master bedroom so bathroom adalah SDN BHD.
Kosan Pink...where another junior of mine; Berry lives at. Budak Medic juga. 
At Berry's place. Note Imot at the entrance. We fetched Berry at her rented house because she was my guide for that day. Imot got class she couldn't escape from. Student Medic harus rajin hadir kuliah...!
Mobil yang membawa gue ke sana ke mari on my 2nd day in Bandung. Imot had the transport booked for me days before my arrival. Terharu kerana semua diatur serba perfect!
Yours Truly posing in front of the crater. Alhamdulillah, I eventually reached the mountain. After hundred of times viewing other people pictures at the place! I managed to set my foot upon that place in 2008! Syukran Allah.
Kenapa lah perlu pose tepi signage. Style hayun betul. By the way, Wisata means Tourism/Pelancongan in Indonesia. Just sharing! For more info about Tangkuban; read here
Inactive volcano. View from Kawah Ratu. 
Don't ask why I picked this donkey. As much as I was awed by it's color; deep in me I felt sorry for the donkey. Mengubah ciptaan Nya itu kan suatu dosa. Apalagi terhadap binatang. Itu sudah dikira kejam.
The supir parked our mobil at Kawah Ratu @ Queen's Crater. The traditional fences. Siapa berangan bunuh diri terjun dalam kawah gunung berapi, silakan buat di sini.
View I love! Despite the very strong smell of sulphur gases. I didn't go down to Kawah Upas (the oldest volcano crater) or Kawah Domas (geysers on crater & boiling eggs) as I couldn't stand the throbbing headache. I decided to return to the city instead. But secretly I promised myself that I will definitely be back to that place again. 
I slept all the way down from Tangkuban Perahu to the city. As I woke up, Berry suggested that I should at least stop by at Pasar Baru. One of the famous mall in Bandung; tourist attraction. Since the headache is slowly subsiding, I agreed to her suggestion. Dengan syarat, mahu mencekik sebab lapar.
My lunch; Nasi Timbel. 

As I've stated in my previous entry, I was in Bandung during the Ramadhan. But menses accompanied me during my stay there. Ini lagi aku mau share, in Indonesia it is not an offense to eat in public during the fasting month. So yeah, aku makan dengan jaya tanpa toleh kiri kanan takut kena cekup oleh pegawai dari Jabatan Agama. 
Bought few sets of these for mother & I. Harga superb murah! Yang kau beli di Malaysia ni, sudah mark up dengan gila jaya. I purchased those kebaya for like RM35 per set only!
And that comforter set...Queen size cuma around RM30+. Sikit pengsan kerana kemurahan! But nope I didn't buy any. Aku paling ndak suka mengangkut barang extra besar when I travel by plane. WALAU benda tu masuk kargo. 
Telekung! I bought a set for mother. With embroidery in pink colour! And it only cost me RM20+. We saw the same telekung somewhere in Gaya St. last year, six times the price I purchased before. Gila kentang kena mark up. Berabisan!
If I'm not mistaken, there are 6 floors in this mall. Various goods can be found here. Each floor/lantai/tingkat sells different things. U just have to bring ur skills of bargaining here. And of course jutaan rupiah! Lumayan sekali. I didn't do much shopping because that wasn't my main purpose of visiting.

Tapi harus admit, Bandung is one of the shopping heavens no one could denied. Cheap price, cheap price, cheap price. Even FO @ factory outlets yang nampak gah sebab outlet adalah sebiji2 & serupa banglo; offer goods at a very reasonable price. Up to u whether to shop for barang2 murah, separa murah or separa mahal. 

What I love most about this place is their hospitality. Sangat welcoming & appreciate customers. Friendly. Secondly, the food! Memang gila perut kenyang gendang gendut tiap hari! Fuh!

Ok nanti gue continue sama aktivitas malam. Mahu istirehat dahulu. Daaaa!


2 January 2010

From KotaKinabalu to Bandung

This trip was really a trip that I will never be able to erase from my memory...for the rest of my life. It was truly an impromptu plan to Bandung as far as I could remember. I was chatting with one of my junior during high school Imot; who was at that time attending Medic School in Bandung when this whole idea of visiting her came up out of nowhere. Next thing I knew, I was already busy saving up for the trip. I bought the tickets during the promotion season & yeah, I got one helluva fare for a return ticket. 

My FIRST SOLO trip. All alone all the way from Kota Kinabalu-Kolumpur-Bandung. And I arrived Bandung on the first day of Ramadhan. But menses decided to accompanied me during my visit hence I didn't get the chance to experience fasting there. Rugi!

I stayed at Imot's place in Cipaganti. As it was already near dusk when I landed & Imot had to break her fast...we went to the mall nearby her kosan (in Indonesian means Rumah Kos Khusus untuk Mahasiswa/Mahasiswi Universitas) a.k.a rented house. Paris van Java, one of the infamous mall in Bandung is just a walking distant from Imot's place. We took the angkot; the green no-door public transportation to the mall to save time. And it was my first time as well riding on it...u just have to shout "Kiri...kiri" to tell the driver to stop at ur destination. U may need to raise ur voice a bit in order to be heard as the traffic is quite loud there. Yup, from what I saw I think everything in Bandung is in 'fast lane'. 
Mall for the 'affordable' class; as I see it. More or so macam mall di Kolumpur; perhaps a bit grander & big. 

The first restaurant I crashed upon arrival. Breaking of fast was on me...treat the hostess who susah payah rush from school to the airport just to make sure she arrived there before I landed. 

First meal & I forgot the name. Aduh sia2. Too heavy for someone who wasn't even fasting during the day, yes? That ice-y drink on the left belong to Imot; chop. Aku ndak kebulur sampai order 2 drinks ok.
Imot...gambar time masih mahasiswi. Sekarang sudah jadi doktor sebenar. Ndak lama lagi bakal naik pelamin.
What we called...dapur live!
One of the cinema inside the PVJ.
Outside the mall. Gila smart macam dalam movie orang putih wa cakap luuu.
Few of the artwork of their local. But in the mall standard lah kan mark up price double triple. Managed to grab few very interesting t-shirts with superb wordings here. 
After PVJ, took a cab to Cihampelas Walk or also known as CiWalk by the local. We toured Ciwalk by foot because it is good for exercise after taking ur meal...so the then future-doctor said. Aku rakyat jelata menurut perintah jak la.
Entrance to this mall sangat mentaksubkan...but no picture of it because it was too dark it's impossible for me to take picture of the ala-hutan entrance. Lagian laluan itu sedang direnovasi lagi.
View from the open space outside the mall.
I was too busy awing around I forgot to ask Imot to take my picture. Lucky I found this vain picture somewhere in my Bandung 2008 folder. Macam dalam Sinma or Cindy pun ada kan. Lantaklah...

Imot also took me to the famous Jeans Street. Sepanjang jalan ni memang muntah darah lah meninguk karakter kartun kiri kanan. It's like the cartoon character is the symbol for the shop. Memang meriah. Erk, please ignore pose si Spiderman ni ya. Memang ndak senonoh...berkangkang kera dia di situ. Cuba teka dia ni lelaki ka perempuan. tettttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!

Ok enough with my first evening in Bandung. Will continue later with more stories about this trip. Insya Allah.