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Bandung

Bandung Bank IndonesiaFacade of Bank Indonesia Building showing influence of Dutch architectural.

In the late 18th and early 19th century, as locals called it the bandoeng tempo doeloe (old Bandung) era, there were many buildings built with an art-deco style. The city that had served as a weekend resort for European rich men has made these type of buildings possible.

Bandung Mosque Cipaganti
Mosque Cipaganti, Bandung

Bandung Masjid Universitas Pendidikan
Modern Architectural of Mosque at Universitas Pendidikan Bandung

Bandung Factory Outlet[1]

Factory Outlets were originally meant for export garment (textile) factories that open a store directly in their area so that they can sell with bargain prices. Fashion shopping and its accessories is the main reason for many weekend travellers from Jakarta, because those items are expensive in Jakarta. Starting with denim (jeans) stores along Jln. Cihampelas in the 90s with unique facades to attract people, fashion stores grow rapidly into sisa exports (rejected export products), then factory outlets, now with the new trend is the distro (distribution outlets). Don’t expect luxury labels, because you can find them in Jakarta.

Bandung Factory Outlet[2]

To attract people, they decorated the store with many styles: the colonial style, an old Chinese dynasty, etc. Some stores even have a small food court.

Bandung Factory Outlet[3]Rumah Mode

Most of factory outlets are concentrated in Jl. Riau, Jl. Dago (Jl. Ir. H. Juanda) and around Jl.Sukajadi-Jl.Setiabudi area.  Enjoy bargain hunting! Take a careful inspection yourself.  Check for below-standard/damaged items.  Beware also for the fake products with branded name. 

Bandung Pasar BaruPasar Baru popular with local and tourist for its variety from food to garment

Kota Bandung 
Quiet part of Bandung City

Sunda is the ethnic name of the local people living in West Java. Sundanese food has some distinctive features than other ethnics. It mainly consists of fried fish, pepes ikan (steamed fish in a banana leaf), raw vegetables and chili pastes. To try these type of foods, there are numerous Sundanese restaurants. Some with famous name has many branches in Bandung and the vicinity.

Bandung Restaurant Fish SoupI have the best fish soup over here

Bandung Street HawkerStreet hawker preparing food.  Do you want to taste it.

Bandung is a heaven for food lovers who enjoy new experiences. There are a lot of varieties, not only local cuisine but international ones. You can find any food you want for any kind of taste.

Everybody has their own favourites. One page is not enough to list all food stalls, food courts, restaurants and cafes in Bandung. Here are some lists of foood that are popular and you like to taste it such as Batagor, Bakso Tahu/Siomay, Martabak, Soto Bandung, Lotek, Mie Kocok, Mie Ayam, Nasi Timbel, Oncom Bandung and many others.

Border Kota BandungBorder landmark between Bandung City and West Bandung

Bandung Strawberry FarmStrawberry Park and its strawberry

Flying FOXFlying fox at Strawberry Park

Bandung Food StallThis man preparing grilled glutinous rice

Bandung Grilled CornYou may find many stalls selling corn grilled on charcoal.  They are very creative as you can taste it with many falvour like butter and salt or even with chilli sauce.

mamadou

7 responses to “Bandung

  1. vicky/ ajay December 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Hello, i read your lovely post. It was very kind of you to write about our hometown. I would like to introduce you to my shop in Bandung pasar baru. We have four shop there (d fashion) the largest and the most complete shop in pasar baru, d fabric, d square and manggo. Please do drop by when you are in town. It would be our pleasure to have a customer like u. Thank you.

  2. mamadou August 16, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Dear friend Fyna

    I belive you should visit FO at Jalan Diau where Cascade, Heritage, The summit etc are located. You may find your choice of size at Heritage but lacking of style and trendy fashion.

    Thanks

  3. fyna August 14, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    i am presently in bandung for a 3 week business visit,i want to see these same sites(seen some already).I want to start shopping next week, need some tips on where to go for american sizes i am 6 3′ 210 pounds.
    Nice blog.
    From nigeria.

  4. mamadou July 29, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Dear Dila

    Hope your enjoy reading and keep visiting.

    Thank you

  5. Dila July 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them.

  6. mamadou June 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Dear Peter

    Thank you for your good words and compliments.

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