Bandung, Indonesia 4D3N (Day 2)
3rd day! We decided not to have hotel breakfast and ventured out for some local food! Brata brought us to the eatery which according to him, sells authentic Mie Bakso.
It was yummy! Tasted very differently from the one we had the day before. Initially it was just A and I sharing one bowl. We had to get another one cos we couldn't get enough of it! The wanton and the beef balls were soooo good as well!
Next he brought us to have some avocado juice as a dessert! A have not tried avocado juice before and he was quite apprehensive.
It was about IDR25,000 per cup (SGD2.50). It was a huge cap and very thick and creamy. A great drink for a hot day.
We went for a relaxing cream bath after that! It was about an hour, a cream treatment for the hair and a soothing back massage. Since I was there and they could blow my hair to any style I wanted, I decided to go for heavy curls since I've never had them before. It was temporary anyway!
The damage to our pockets for a cream bath each was... IDR 11,7000 (SGD11.70)!! Very very very cheap compared to Singapore. Where in Singapore can you get hair treatment and massage for such a price?
It cost IDR45,000 (SGD4.50) for A because he has shorter hair while it cost IDR65,000 (SGD6.50) for me. The remaining IDR7000 was for rinsing of hair.
We went shopping at shopping outlets after that! There are 3 districts with shopping outlets - Setiabudi, Riau, Dago. We went to Setiabudi first because it was the furthest from our hotel and it was the last day of Brata's services.
Rumah Mode was the first stop! The most popular shopping outlets which housed restaurants, playgrounds and massages as well because they know how when women shop, men will have nothing to do!
Was too excited so no photos =X We weren't allowed to take photos inside as well. It was rather big but I couldn't really find anything for me. Bought a dress and undergarments. I doubt the authenticity of the clothes because I saw clothes which are in the same pile, same design, same colour, in 2 different tags.
Next, we went over to Fashion World which is right next to Rumah Mode.
I sneaked a few shots. It was practically a ghost town as compared to the bustling Rumah Mode next door. Managed to get a H&M top.
Went for lunch after that! Brata recommended Suharti!
Most eateries would place a basket of snacks on every table. It's like how our Chinese restaurants would have peanuts.
Fried fried chickennnnn~
We went to Paris Van Java, a large shopping mall in Bandung. It has a lot of international brands and it is HUGE. What I find interesting is their roof-top mini zoo.
Like, on the roof top, they have a mini bird park, a garden, and even a mini barn with sheeps and goats!
Paris Van Java
Jl. Sukajadi no. 131-130, Jawa Barat 40162, Indonesia
+62 22 2060800
We went up to The Valley for dinner! It was up in the mountainous area with a nice view. I've read and heard so much about this place that I just have to make a trip up!
We had a late lunch and we weren't very hungry so we shared a soup, dessert and had some drinks.
The prices are relatively affordable for us. I don't think you'll be able to get decent food at such pricing with a beautiful view anywhere in Singapore. It's very breezy so please remember to bring a cardigan with you! The service was satisfactory. From my observation, there's only one waiter who knows English so he was the one who's taking care of the foreigners. There's not much of a problem with non-English-speaking waiters. If you want something, you'll most probably point at the menu for them. If you need something and they can't understand, they'll get the English-speaking waiter to help.
We had a wonderful time enjoying our drinks, chatting and just admiring the view. Brata waited an hour plus for us outside though =X If I were to return to Bandung, I'll try the other restaurants in the same area!
Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur No. 28, The Valley Hotel, Jawa Bara 40119, Indonesia
+62 22 2511450