After having heavy breakfast at the hotel, we are ready to venture our 2nd day with full energy.
Why heavy breakfast? Cos we are going to Pasar Baru, bangunan 6 tingkat yang menempatkan pelbagai jenis kain ela, tudung, telekung, kebaya, kasut, barang kelengkapan haji & umrah, kerepek, hiasan rumah, hasil kraf dan etc,etc...
Pasar Baru dibuka seawal jam 9 pagi. So, kalau siapa yang ingin bershopping sakan, baik datang awal sebab orang masih tidak ramai dan boleh 2-3 kali ulang ke kedai yang anda berkenan. Juga terdapat pasar basah yang menjual pelbagai jenis sayur-sayuran dan daging yang terletak ditingkat bawah.
Jeng..Jeng..Jeng!... and here's the result after spending about few hours ..
From Pasar Baru, we continue our journey to Jalan Cihampelas or famously known as "Jean Street". You can see a giant replica of Superman, Spiderman, X-Men and Rambo once you get here. A lot of custom made jeans, leather goods, printed t-shirt, metal accessories, toys, snacks and etc,etc.. selling here. Even brownies..
Brownies jual kat gerai tepi jalan!!.. This my first reaction when i saw it. I really love brownies. Seeing them selling it openly, put me in a doubt. Can the taste be as good as the one selling at Starbucks or any other cafes? I took a bite and the taste...Yummy!!. (i bought 2 box and is nicely pack). Kartika Sari Brownies Kukus is the product that only sold in Bandung. It's delicious especially when it's hot and new. Watch for expiring date when you buy it. (It's good for one week but if you put inside a refrigerator and keep it warp, it'll last longer)
Tapi yang paling best ialah mereka jual Air Rifle secara terbuka(diguna untuk menembak burung) dan boleh dicuba jika anda berminat.. Is it's legal to sell? Yes! the guy said cos the measurement is not exceeding the REAL Rifle.. Hmm..
*In a wake of a new millennium heroes and comic superheroes, Sly Stallone "Rambo" legacy still alive and kicking at Jalan Cihampelas, Bandung. Hmm..any chances for Rambo part 5?
Bandung memang terkenal dengan Distro (Distribution Store). The shop that distribute indie labels & publishing like clothing, music, shoes, magazine, collectibles & limited stuff. There are about 200 distros in Bandung and UNKL347 is one of the famous store. They are considered pioneer for bringing the underground clothing scene to the mainstream market and has open a branch outside Indonesia. For more info on UNKL347, click here.
We end our shopping journey in Bandung at another factory outlets - Heritage and Cascade. (Well i guessed you already know what's inside ya)...
So, after dropkan barang-barang shopping kat hotel, we all go out for makan. This time at Kampung Daun. We thought it was just another makan place macam kat area Kampung Baru.. Ternyata salah!!
Like Naili's Place at Sentul but this one.. Wonderful!. The place was beautiful, breathtaking with the sound of nature, waterfall and great ambiance. You have to experience yourself and i'm sure you'll love it.
*Click here for more info about Kampung Daun.. Sorry, the pictures a bit blurred due to the cameraman got too excited.
*Me and my wife - feeling romantic with the ambiance and suddenly the song "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure playing in my head... hehe!
Oh yeah.. a bit info on the hotel we stayed.. (whopps!.. sorry, it’s suppose to be mentioned earlier.) Mutiara Hotel is located at Jalan Kebon Kawung, the nearest hotel to the Bandung train station (10 mins by walk) and 15 mins trip from Bandung Airport by car.
We like the hotel interior cause it has that classic old look, greenery and relaxing environment. The room? It has all your basic needs – Bed, Shower, TV, air-con, swimming pool and the best part is, the hotel is near to the Kartika Sari Brownies Outlet (the brownies we mentioned earlier). You can have it freshly baked and best ole-ole to bring home.
For more info and details, type on Google search “Mutiara Hotel Bandung”.