F8T Weekend Trip to Bandung, Indonesia

“What’s on the schedule for Bandung?”
“Thought we’d do a tour to the countryside, and do some outlet shopping!”

Trip to Bandung TL;DR

  1. Currency 1 USD = 13,450 Indonesian Rupiah
  2. Weather Typically Cooler For Southeast Asia
  3. Lots of Tourists From Neighboring Cities and Countries

Sunset on the Horizon on the Flight to Bandung Indonesia

1st Day | Thursday


Rupiah Spread at Holiday Inn Pasteur in Bnadung Indonesia

  • 5:00 pm: Changed some currency for the trip
  • 7:20 pm: Leave Singapore for Bandung, Indonesia
    • More About Singapore’s Changi New Terminal 4 Later
  • 8:15 pm: Arrive in Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport
  • 8:20 pm: Grab a ride to the hotel
    • Uber and Grab aren’t allowed to pickup at the airport
    • There’s ways around not using a taxi at the airport

Holiday Inn Pasteur Exterior in Bnadung Indonesia

  • 9:30 pm: Check in to Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur

    • Less than 4 km away from the airport but took more than 1 hour due to traffic

Fish at Raja Sunda in Bandung Indonesia

  • 9:55 pm: Had dinner at Raja Sunda across the street

Koi Fish at Rumah Mode in Bandung Indonesia

Day 2 | Friday


  • 10:00 am: Decided to pack up our stuff and have our luggage held while we went to Rumah Mode Outlet Factory
    • Zara
    • NorthFace
    • Hugo
    • J Crew
    • Superdry
    • etc

Burrberry at Rumah Mode in Bandung Indonesia

Ferrari at Rumah Mode in Bandung Indonesia

Superdry at Rumah Mode in Bandung Indonesia

Chicken at Rumah Mode in Bandung Indonesia

  • 12:10 pm: Had lunch at Rumah Mode
    • Ate chicken dishes and a lovely avocado and oreo coffee drink

Avocado Oreo Coffee in Bandung Indonesia

Paris in Bandung Indonesia

  • 3:30 pm: Went to Paris Van Java for more shopping
    • Daiso was not that extensive
    • Paris Van Java is a large mall
    • Had Mango Smoothie and Sour Sally Gold Soft Serve
    • Opted for a $30,000 IDR 3gb sim card
    • Getting a Grab ride out was very difficult

Gold Cone and Sour Sally Wall in Bandung Indonesia

  • 6:45 pm: Went back to the Holiday Inn and checked out
    • Transfer to the Crowne Plaza Bandung

Bedroom Suite at the Crowne Plaza in Bandung Indonesia

Day 3 | Saturday


Lounge Area at the Crowne Plaza in Bandung Indonesia

  • 7:00 am: Had breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Members Lounge
  • 8:00 am: Picked up by tour guide

Windy Nadia and JM at White Crater Bandung

  • Drove up to Tangkuban Perahu Volcano
    • Windy is an understatement

Nadia Dipping Her Feet in Domas Springs in Bandung

  • Hiked down to Domas Crater
    • Avoided the “hustle”

Nadia with a Luwak Civet in Bandung

  • Stopped by Kopi Luwak Sawarga for some coffee
    • Learned a lot about Civet Cats and male / female coffee beans

Boats at the Floating Market Bandung

  • Slowly crawled to the Floating Market because of all the traffic
    • Buy tokens to purchase foods
  • 7:30 pm: Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Members Lounge
    • Too tired to look for food
    • There was already food and beer waiting for us

 

Day 4 | Sunday


North View at the Crowne Plaza in Bnadung Indonesia

  • 7:00 am: Breakfast in the Crowne Plaza Members Lounge

Rice Field in Bandung

  • 8:00 am: Pickup for our tour

Nadia at Shore of the White Crater in Bandung Indonesia

Nadia Sitting on the Shore of the White Crater in Bandung

  • Kawah Putih Volcano

Nadia and JM in Tea Field in Bandung Indonesia

  • Took pictures at the Tea Fields

Glamp Site in Bandung

  • Walked around the Lakeside Glamping
    • Had lunch in the Glamping Boat
  • Stopped for a picture at a strawberry field

Nadia at the Old Bandung Train Bridge

Nadia Taking Photos from the the Old Train Bridge in Bandung

  • Got scared of the unguarded heights of the Old Train Bridge

Kartika Sari banana bread in Bandung Indonesia 02

  • Stopped at Kartika Sari for some baked goods
  • 4:30 pm: Got dropped off at the outlets
    • The Secret Factory Outlet
    • Heritage Factory Outlet
    • Passion Factory Outlet
  • 6:30 pm: Walked down Braga Street for some local culture

Trees in Bandung Indonesia

  • 7:00 pm: Walked around Cihampelas Walk for last minute shopping
  • 8:00 pm: Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Members Lounge
    • Too tired to look for food
    • There was already food and beer waiting for us

Nadia Getting Foot Massage at Everyday Spa in Bandung in Indonesia

  • 9:30 pm: Foot massages at Everyday Spa
  • 10:00 pm: There was a lot of security, police and military at the hotel.
    • Turns out the Indonesian President was at the hotel

Day 5 | Monday


Indonesian Presidents Car Crowne Plaza in Bandung Indonesia

  • 6:00 am: Due to the President’s stay, we left early to avoid any complications

Coffee Sign in Bandung Indonesia

  • 8:40 am: Leave Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara International Airport
  • 11:20 am: Arrive in Singapore’s Changi New Terminal 4
  • 11:30 am: Take the MRT home

Great time learning as much as possible in the small amount of time that we had there. Hopefully we will go back to explore some more of what Bandung has to offer!

Bandung, Indonesia

 

Where did you go for the weekend!?!?

 

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