Friday, September 9, 2016

Bandung | Things To Do...

I thought these places are abit unique, not the normal attractions that we always visit when in Bandung. And as they say, sharing is caring...

Ranca Upas
Recommended by Kama, we head to Ranca Upas, a family oriented camping ground, picnic place and adventure activities venue, also available is the deer breeding and conservation facility managed by Perhutani (a state owned enterprise managing State Forests). Often visited by travellers from both local and international, weekenders and holiday makers enroute to Kawah Putih. Due to its close proximity to Kawah Putih, facilities, convenience and affordability, Ranca Upas is fast becoming a popular spot for outdoor activities.

Covering 215 hectare, it is one of Bandung’s conservation for flora and fauna such as Jamuju (Dacrycarpus imbricatus), Huru/Medang (Litsea Angulata), Hamirug (Vernonia Arborea), Kihujan/ trembesi (Albizia saman) as well as a variety of birds and deer. At the height of 1700 above sea level, and at an average temperature of 17c, it is no surprise that the vegetation around this province covers a large spectrum of variety and weather type.

Camp ground entrance fee
Ticket : Rp.10.000/pax (weekday) & Rp. 15,000/pax (weekend)
Motorcycle : Rp. 3.000
Car : Rp 5.000
Camp : Rp 10.000 per night

Dusun Bambu
This is one thing I wish Malaysia copied.

It is simply amazing!

I have seen many posted about this place and I managed to finally visit this amazing place, I even skipped my lunch to ensure I get great photos and covered their ground. Dusun Bambu is a natural tourist spot located at the foot of Mount Burangrang Cisarua; presenting visitors with unique restaurant design such as Lutung Kasarung, Burangrang, Kampung layung and etc, aside from villas and modest activities for visitors which includes archery, paintball, cycling, hiking and camping. Not to worry, there are activities catering for kids too, there’s playground and Rabbit Wonderland.

Dusun Bambu
Jalan Kolonel Masturi KM. 11
Situ Lembang, Cisarua
Kabupaten Bandung Barat
Jawa Barat 40551

Entrance fee
Ticket : Rp. 15.000 p/pax
Parking for four wheel vehicles : Rp. 10,000
Parking for two wheel vehicles : Rp.5.000isure

Operating hour
Daily from10am – 9pm

Kawah Putih
Famously known as one of Bandung popular attractions for both local and international travellers, Kawah Putih or Putih/White Crater is located approximately 50 km south of the city or a 2 hours journey. It is a dormant and andesitic stratovolcano (a "composite" volcano) volcano; now managed by Perhutani Unit III Jawa Barat dan Banten (Forestry Unit No III for West Java and Banten). 

Noted for its bluish to whitish green colour (depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state), this unique site has become a famous spot for video and wedding shots.

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Armor Kopi; a hipster jungle café
In Bandung mystical secret forest; Armor Kopi set foot, proudly. Unless introduced by locals, many would have not known this place existed. Hence. I would highly suggest for one to drop by at this Raya Forest Garden (Taman Hutan Raya), especially popular among the Bandungnites. Their hidden gem.

A must sample here would be their local coffee such as Luwak of East Java, Kayumas of Ijen Plateau, East Java, Kalossi from Sulawesi Toraja among others. As for food, try their Pisang Keju (banana fritter with cheese), tauhu isi goreng (fried tofu), cireng bumbu rujak (fried seasoned aci with palm sugar sauce), bittebalen (meat-based snack) and risoles (rissoles). Coupled with the beautiful scenery and fresh air… you wouldn’t want to go back to Bandung city. Trust me.

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