BANDUNG GIRI GAHANA GOLF & RESORT JL. Raya Jatinangor Km 20 Rancaekek- Bandung +62-22-779-8401 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bggolfresort.com
BANDUNG INDAH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Jl. Teruswan Kopo Km 8.4 Bandung +62-22-541-3586 www.bandungindahgolf.com
GOLF DRIVING RANGE SILIWANGI Jl. Lombok no 10 Bandung +62-22-420-2562/421-0266
Coming to Bandung city by bus
Bandung is excellently connected by road from/to other cities in Java island. From Jakarta, it's connected by all-toll-way, and now it takes only 1.5-2 hours drive to reach. Before, it took about 3 hours.
The main bus station in Bandung is Terminal Bis Leuwipanjang, in Southern of Bandung, about 5 km from city center. It serves buses from West-side like Jakarta, Bogor, Bekasi. While buses from East-side like Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang, the bus station is Terminal Bis Cicaheum in Eastern of Bandung, about 10 km from city center.
From the bus station, there are many choices like public van ("Angkutan Kota or simply Angkot") or taxi to go to city center or any other place in Bandung.
If you are from Jakarta going to Bandung, you may pick one of 3 main public bus station:
1. Terminal Bis Kampung Rambutan, South East of Jakarta
Bus names (AC): Parahyangan, Lorena, etc
2. Terminal Bis Lebak Bulus, South of Jakarta -> my prefered one because more secure
Bus names (AC): Primajasa
3. Terminal Bis Pulo Gadung, East of Jakarta
Bus name (AC): Patriot
The fare is approximately 25000-35000 Rupiah per person. You don't need to reserve or buy a ticket. Just hop in the first bus to board, you pay by cash on the way.
Sunda is the ethnic name of the local people living in West Java. Sundanese food has some distinctive features than other ethnics.
Jl. Lengkong Besar no 77 Bandung +62-22-423-8125
Jl. Setiabudi no 86-88 Bandung +62-22-203-4263
Jl. Soekarno Hatta no 474 Bandung +62-22-730-0696
Jl. Pasirkaliki no 96 Bandung +62-22-420-3181
Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (Pasterur) no 155D +62-22-612-7800
Jl. Surapati No 53 Bandung +62-22-253-5050
Jl. Raya Cikole Km 22 Lembang, Bandung +62-22-278-6500
SAUNG KABAYAN Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (Pasteur) no 107 Bandung +62-22-601-7488
D’PALM Jl. Lombok no 45 Bandung +62-22-426-1623
KEDAI TIMBEL DAGO Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda (Dago) no 117 +62-22-250-2004
KELAPA LAGOON Jl. Sumatra no 5-7 Bandung +62-22-423-3409
RAJA RASA Jl. Setraria no 1 Bandung +62-22-200-5070
KEDAI TETEH INDORASA Jl. Maribaya no 9 Lembang- Bandung +62-22-278-6923
BUMBU DESA Jl. Laswi no 1 Bandung +62-22-710-0539 pepes ikan (steamed fish in a banana leaf), raw vegetables and chili pastes.
nasi timbel is a tube-shaped rice that has a distinguish flavour, because it is cooked inside a banana leaf. It is usually served with lalapan (raw vegetables), fried tofu & tempe, fried chicken and chili paste.
gepuk slices of beef, mixed in traditional herbs, then fried
sayur asem is mixed vegetables in tamarind soup
es cendol made with rice powder and coconut milk, served with ice cubes and sweet brown sugar.
es campur/ es teler is a grated ice cube with avocado, fruits, young coconut and kolang-kaling (some local preserved fruit).
Bandung residents are justly proud of the wealth of historic architecture that graces the city; to them the building are the scenic backgrounds of their lives, the concrete and brick that make up their urban environment. Each place has its own history.
JAARBEURS Jalan Aceh no 50
This complex, designed as a civic exposition center in 1917 by the Schoemaker brothers, is now a military compound. Originally it was the site of the annual trade fair (Jaarbeurs), whish presented the products of the Priangan region to investors from all over the Netherlands Indies, and often to perspective buyers from Europe. The nude figures are a part of the civic art of the city.
VILLA ISOLA Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi 229.
Designed by C.P.W. Schoemaker. Built in 1933 as a private home for an Italian millionaire D.W. Berretty. It was beautifully designed and remains the foiremost Art Deco monument. Now it serves as UPI's (University of Education Indonesia) headmastership building.
CENTRAL POLICE STATION Jalan Merdeka no 16-18
Opened as the Kweekschool, a teacher’s training school, it is one of the earliest buildings in Bandung. The complex serves as the central police station for Bandung, and the building has been under the threat of demolition for the past several years.
ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL Jalan Merdeka no 14
The church was designed in modern Neo-Gothic Revival Style by C.P. Wolff-Schoemaker in 1922. It is the cathedral for Bandung Roman Catholics.
RAILWAY VIADUCT Jalan Suniaraja and the Cikapundung River
This area of the city was planned by Thomas Karsten to be an open space in the middle of the city over the Cikapundung River. Its massive walls support the railroad line.
Another oldest church in Bandung, located on the west side of Balaikota, not too far from the Cathedral.
Bandung, a carefree and amazing weekend getaway
"Relaxing ambience at The Peak"
~This write up (condensed version) is published on AirAsia's in-flight magazine Travel 3Sixty (Jan 2009 issue)~
A carefree and amazing weekend getaway...
Words & Images: Tracie Sue
If you have got a long weekend and was wondering how to spend it doing something different – fly to Bandung! Only 1 hour away from KL you can have an amazing weekend getaway.
Our first stop was at The Peak – check out www.thepeakresortdining.com for lunch. After about 30 minutes on the hilly rides up, we were amazed with the 3 storey restaurant on the top of the hill. It reminds me of those traditional English cottages near wineries only that this structure is probably taller. On the rear of the ground floor, it was an extension of the restaurant with simple yet elegant settings creating really soothing ambience. Overlooking the mountains, we could see fluffy clouds like cotton candy and it was greeneries everywhere. The wind gently brushes my hair and the air was most refreshing.
"Romantic night out at The Valley"
After a sumptuous meal – we lingered on for coffee and tea – it was so peaceful I could hear the sounds of birds chirping from afar and the sound of leaves brushing against each other. On closer look, I could see the volcanic summit of Tangkuban Perahu, which is where we would explore the next morning. How I wish I could have the luxury of escaping to this place anytime I want to break free from the hectic lifestyle.
What better next to do other than shopping! We made our way back down to the Bandung outlet malls. A trip to Bandung is never complete like nasi lemak without sambal belacan until a few hours stop at Jalan Dago and Jalan Riau. Go crazy over the outlet malls here! My personal favourite are Rumah Mode, Heritage and Cascade – there are many more smaller ones but I think these are already sufficient for the discounted branded clothes, shoes and bags.
Few hours later with a few big shopping bags and a few hundred bucks poorer we came out smiling. That would probably take care of my retail therapy needs for a few months. Satisfied, we checked in the hotel, we rest.
In the evening, dinner was yet another amazing place at The Valley. The setting is romantic yet perfect for family dining too. The nightview of Bandung was simply breathtaking. Overlooking the entire Bandung, the lightings lit up the area and for a moment I felt like in Christmas mood.
"Tangkuban Perahu, an experience to remember"
The next day we embarked on the journey to Tangkuban Perahu – the name originates in Sundanese and means “upturned boat” based on a local legend of an unfortunate tale of a women and her son. In the legend, the sun apparently kicked the an unfinished boat which resulted in severe flooding and hence the upturned boat which then turned into a mountain.
This was my first experience to see a life volcano – I could almost feel the heat of the smoke coming from the volcano. I had always wanted to satisfy my curiosity in geography classes many years back to step my foot on a life volcano. Looking down at the huge crater it amazing how such natural creation can be so beautiful yet dangerous. Visitors could opt to go for a walk in the trails and walk on the volcanic grounds but for us, we think it is better of to stay at the safe side.
This place is also great for souvenirs and so-claimed volcanic rock bracelets which are quite a bargain. We grabbed a couple of keychains and local crafts to bring back for our friends. On the way back, we stopped by a local hot spring to relax and have a dip and stop by a local small hut-restaurant for a late lunch.
Finally it was time to make our way to the airport and head back to home sweet home. Bandung is great not just for the shopping and escape from it all. But great for taking time out to smell the roses as well!