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Lumphat & crossing Tonle Srepok at Ratanakiri

Begin our journey from Steung Traeng to Sen Monorom in Mondolkiri.  In effort to reduce our travelling time of  8 hours by half, we decided to go through Lumphat in Ratanakiri where we have to make river crossing there.  We forgot that day was Sunday and ferry service not made available. After hard negotiation they agreed to make special crossing for us.  We crossed Tonle Srepot by ferry not by small boat as in the picture.

Dry season, where you can witness many bush fire along the road and of course dusty road

Next rest stop is Kaoh Nhek.


Siem Pang, Cambodia

Siem Pang District is a district located in Stung Traeng Province, in north-east Cambodia. According to the 1998 census of Cambodia, it had a population of 13,517.  The Khmer Khe language is spoken in Siem Pang District.

From Stung Traeng, drive 50km north on NH7, turn right, and proceed another 52km on an unsealed road. There are no longer any public boats along the Tonlé Kong (SeKong) to/from Stung Traeng.

A prosperous town that stretches for about 6km along the Tonlé Kong, Siem Pang is a good place to observe rural life or just relax by the riverside in a remote outpost.

Siem Pang acts as the western gateway to Virachey National Park and is renowned for its rich wildlife.


Today’s Photograph : Lotus in a pond at Orchid Garden, Kuala Lumpur.



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.