Bandung is a flourishing metropolis popular with Singaporeans. Inspired by volcanic hills, this city was full of tea plantations created from the Dutch who wished to capitalise on the area’s fertility.
Bandung was also known as the Paris of Java as a result of the attractiveness of its natural scenery along with even the similar setting it shared with all European towns. It’s since evolved to a sprawling city full of restaurants, cafes, luxury resorts and the strange Singaporean on the search for good deals.
Yes, Bandung is very accessible for us! However, there are much more things you can do in Bandung rather than window shopping.
Here are five reasons why you need to put Bandung into your following brief retreat list. But first, have a look at our highlights of this trip!
- The town is trendy
Temperatures are substantially cooler, which made our quest of this town pleasurable.
- Pick up neighbourhood layouts in Jeans road
Whenever we touched down led into Cihampelas Walk — called Jeans road to tourists who might have difficulty uttering its title. The road was referred to as the place to receive clothing from local designers as well as the several stores selling locally-made jeans.
Cihampelas Walk is the place you are able to indulge in a healthful quantity of road-side purchasing with the majority of goods which range from Rp 10k into Rp 40k (Yes, S$1 to S$5 ) ) Just be aware that the branded products here are not legitimate. The lavish facades of a few of the stores result in a vibrant shopping experience.
- Stop by the ocean of blue
This magnificent lake of light turquoise is overly acidic (pH 0.5-1.3) thus don’t even consider dipping your feet in the sport. It’s the material wedding books along with Nicholas Sparks movies are made from.
Bring a mask together as there’s a great deal of sulphur from the atmosphere and make sure you grab a coat too. It may be cold here as a result of the lake’s top altitude.
- Go Strawberry Hunting
At any time you go to a volcano, then you are bound to observe miles of surrounding lands. This is due to the breakdown of nutritional supplements; composites of submerged residue which are tremendously beneficial for crops.
There are not any machines used here, therefore choosing the berries was a whole lot rougher than it seemed.
It ended up being a fun and humbling experience going through those areas that made me know firsthand the job which goes into harvesting and creating a daily basis. It’s possible to purchase strawberries from Cold Storage again with no memory surfacing.
- Visit a Mythical Volcano
Volcanos. Dragons. Middle-Earth. These are the bigger than life legends we just read about. The very famous man in Bandung — Tangkuban Perahu.
Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano that last erupted in 1983; however, the natives here respect the previous eruption as becoming in 1969. The cool part is the way it is possible to walk around the outside of the volcano and then see the craters. The most important one is known as “Kawah Ratu” or even Queens crater.