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EXPLORE

DECEMBER 2013

#7

T R AV E L A N D L I F E S T Y L E

YEAR-END
HOLIDAYS
IN BANDUNG

BANDUNG MAP

INSIDE

Traditional games
at Komunitas Hong

EDITORS NOTE

CITY WALK

CONTENTS

CAR F REE DAY


IN BANDUNG

3 CITY WALK
Car free day in Bandung

4 FASHION
Cheap FO, good price for quality
Mr. Bean Riau, unique and funny T-shirts
6 NIGHTLIFE
Revel Lounge and Bar offers club sensation

Memorable Christmas
and New Years Eve
holidays
Many people have already started making preparations
to be able to enjoy the upcoming Christmas and New Years
Eve holidays including deciding where to go, and which
hotel to stay.
If you decided to spend the holidays in Bandung or the
surrounding areas, there are several attractions this beautiful city has to offer to help make your stay a memorable
one, aside from the popular shopping spots and eating
places.
In his edition, the Explore Bandung tabloid explores a
selection of recreation and entertainment spots, as well
as several fashion factories outlets offering the traditional
year-end discount and other programs for the shopping
enthusiasts.
We also provide information on programs provided by
some hotels in Bandung including New Years Eve theme
party and promotional packages. We hope this information
could provide you with a kind of mini guide during your
stay in this city.
Other articles in the current edition include an interesting story about nearly extinct traditional games which are
being popularized again by the Hong Community. In fact,
many visitors in Bandung turn out to enjoy playing and
watching the games.
Other regular rubrics such as hotel, restaurant, transportation, etc will accompany you during your stay in Bandung,
while enjoying the colorful year-end festivity.
Finally, we hope you will have memorable Christmas
and New Years Eve holidays in Bandung.

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New year eves blowouts in Bandung
10 Hunting for discount apparels
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BANDUNG MAP

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Year-end fun in Bandung

16 HOTELS
One stop entertainment at Grand Paradise
Pleasing Promenade
17 RESTAURANTS
Enjoying Sundanese dishes at Mang Engkings gazebos
Feels like home at Yummat C-tro Caf
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PROFILE
RIYADI FAJAR BASUKI - From scratch

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EDUCATION
Maranatha Christian University
Independent and inventive

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EVENTS

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GAMES
Traditional games at komunitas Hong

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WHERE TO GO

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TRANSPORTATION
AM Trans: A suite ride

Mudasir
Editor in Chief

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YEAR-END HOLIDAYS
IN BANDUNG
Bandung is one of the popular tourist
destinations in Indonesia as the city is not only
known for its cool climate, culinary delights,
and plenty of tourism objects, but has also
been dubbed as a shopping paradise thanks to
the fashion factory outlets scattered in various
parts of the provincial capital city of West Java.

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: Cheap Outlet
: Ayu Salon

ir pollution has increasingly


become a serious threat to the
people particularly residents
in big cities where the number
of automotive vehicles has
kept on increasing, forcing authorities
to expand roads at the expense of
green space or access for bikers and
pedestrians. According to the statistics,
3 million tons of carbon dioxide is being
emitted annually around the world,
which has contributed to the increasingly
serious global warming risk.
Against this background, a Car Free
Day (CFD) global campaign was launched
which spread out to Indonesia including
Bandung.
The CFD program in the provincial
capital of West Java started on April 20,
2008 when a Dago Walking Day event
organized by Republic of Entertainment
to commemorate the Earth Day was held,
banning cars from entering the road
along the Dago area until Taman
Ganesha Park. Since then, the
event has been held annually.
During the third year, the Bandung
mayoralty administration officiated
the Dago Car Free Day to become a
weekly event, held every Sunday
from 6-10 a.m, affecting the main
road from Simpang Dago area to
the Cikapayang Park area.
The residents of Bandung
responded positively to the
program as many took the
opportunity to bike in the car-

free roads, stroll, and held various other


activities such as theatrical show, musical
performance, etc.
Community groups also take
advantage of the CFD for them to hold
regular gathering. Dog or reptile lovers
often showcase their pets in the CFD area.
The presence of food and drink stalls
on the sides of the roads has added to the
attraction of the CFD program in Bandung
not only for local residents but also
visitors. The CFD event could become
an alternative choice for families to hang
out on Sunday. In addition to its healthy
effect, there are also a variety of delicious
foods that can be enjoyed, said Anto, a
local resident, who often come to the CBD
area with his wife and children.
Amid the growing popularity, the CFD
program in Bandung has been expanded
to other parts of the city including the
roads along the Merdeka and Buahbatu
streets. EB

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FASHION
Cheap FO,
good price for quality
By Mudasir

heap Factory Outlet (FO) is a


new alternative for visitors
in Bandung to find the most
complete and newest fashion
products. Located on Jalan Ir.
H. Djuanda or Dago Street No. 111, the
fashion store offers various clothes for
kids, youngsters and adults. Aside from
having a spacious store area, Cheap FO
also has a vast parking lot.
Cheap FO was opened on
November 1, 2013. Previously, it was
called Gossip. Guests will not get
bored coming to the store because we
change the items sold there with the
new ones every month, George Martin,
Operational Manager of Kagum Fashion
Group, which owns the store.
The outlet offers latest fashion
products of best import quality at
affordable prices, according to him.
Cheap FO looks distinctive compared
other stores in the area thanks to the use of
zebra, the black and white stripe animal, as
its brand icon. If you come to the area where
the store is located, you will get attracted by
the view of the billboard carrying the name
of the store in bright yellow and the zebra
icon. People will immediately get interested
to see what is inside the store. The location
is easy to access using privately-owned cars

and angkot (minibus).


Cheap FO is a good shopping
destination for families as it offers
various types of products for kids and
their parents. Items for kids include
T-shirts, dresses, cardigans, blouses and
accessories such as wristwatch, umbrellas,
hats, hairclips etc. Items for women
include formal and non-formal dresses of
the latest fashion trend and accessories
such as necklaces, bracelets, wristwatch,
eyeglass frames and handbags. Cheap FO
also offers products for men, including
formal and non-formal dresses, shoes and
various types of accessories.
Almost all fashion products including
its accessories are available here. For
instance, we have formal and non-formal
dresses for men and women including
their accessories. In a nutshell, we have all
items that you need, George said.
According to him, 80 percent of the
items offered at Cheap FO are imported
ones and the rest are locally made
products. The stores costumers are
Bandung residents or tourists from Jakarta
and neighboring countries.
The reason we established this
store is to create a place where people
can buy quality products at affordable
prices, he said. EB

Mr. Bean Riau,


unique and funny T-shirts
By Mudasir

verybody knows Mr. Bean. The British


comedian has entertained people around
the world with his comedy TV series. The
Kagum Fashion group uses his name for one
of its fashion store or factory outlet (FO) in
Bandung. There are several stores carries the name of
the famous actor, including Mr. Bean Riau located on
Jalan Martadinata Street No. 57.
The FO, which was established on March 16, 2012,
has always attracted people of various age groups,
including youths, adults and kids. All of them are
curious to know what is offered inside the store.
Mr. Bean Riau offers various types of T-shirts, shirts,
pants, trousers, jackets and accessories such as hats,
eyeglass frames and dolls.
The products offered at Mr. Bean Riau are suitable
for people of all ages. Different from other fashion
stores owned by the Kagum group, which mainly
features imported products, Mr. Bean Riau makes
local products --- affordable but good quality local
products -- as its main merchandise.
Products at Mr. Bean Riau carries brands such as
Bandung Pisan, Life is Good, Paris Van Java, Match
Point and KPK. There are around 150,000 product

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items offered by the store, including various local,


export quality T-shirts and jerseys, with prices
starting from Rp 60,000 apiece. The store is not
spacious enough but you must feel comfortable
and entertained inside thanks to the friendliness of
the stores servants and the funny and fashionable
pictures featured on the T-shirts and jerseys.
Mr. Bean is a store with a funny concept, which
makes people curious. Mr. Bean is an iconic comedian
who is known worldwide. Our target markets are
those among kids, youths and parents. The T-shirts
that we sell are only those of export quality, George
Martin, Kagum Fashions operational manager, said.
There are several Mr. Bean outlets in Bandung,
which are among others located on Jalan Cihampelas
Street No. 162, Jalan Ir. H. Djuanda or Dago Street No.
152, inside the Golden Flower Hotel on Jalan Asia
Afrika Street No.15-17, and inside Ginno Feruci Hotel
on Jalan Kebon Jati Street No. 71-75.
Of all the brands offered at Mr. Bean, one of the
most famous is Bandung Pisan, because the T-shirts
or jerseys of the brand feature unique, creative and
funny texts. Many tourists buy them due to the funny
texts, Martin said. EB

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REVEL LOUNGE AND BAR


OFFERS CLUB SENSATION
By Mudasir

f you love nightlife, one of the options is going a comfortable


place where you can enjoy the drinks as well as the music.
Revel Lounge and Bar in North Bandung, located on Jalan
Setiabudhi Street No. 64 is one of the bars in Bandung that
provide such ambience. Its concept is lounge and bar. It has
a lounge-style interior but offers a music club sensation.
Revels patrons are mostly young people aged above 18 years
of middle and upper class, according to Tria Y Pratama, the general
manager of Revel.
One of our advantages is the beverages. Our beverages are
cheaper compared those offered in other clubs. We also offer
beverages which we concoct ourselves, such as cocktail, which
many of our customers like very much, she said.
Aside from the cheap drinks, guests can also groove on the
music and lighting system. Entry is free.

One of the favorite drinks here is the cocktail.


We plan to introduce several unique cocktails,
only available at Revel, concocted by our own
bartenders. Besides, we also offer international
cocktails, such as Litchi Martini, Long Island,
Illusion, which are all the favorites of our guests
because our prices are lower compared to others.
They say Wed better drink here because the
prices are low, Tria said.
Revel opens everyday from 10 PM to 4 AM.
It has a program called Revel University which
provides a 30 percent discount to university
students who bring their student cards. The type
of music played in the bar is varied. On Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, guests are entertained
with music played by different deejays each
day. On Thursdays, it has programs called I Love
Revel or Ladys Night, during which guests are
entertained by Bandungs local deejays. Different
from the other days, on Fridays and Saturdays, the
bar has special events.
On Fridays, we present second-line national
deejays and on Saturdays, national or international
deejays, she said.

Guests may also enjoy bottle juggling attractions


performed by the bartenders while they are
concocting drinks
Aside from cocktails, Revel also offers a variety
of other beverages such as Jack Daniels, Red Label,
Martel and varies types of wine and beers, including
red beer. The prices of cocktails are between Rp
75,000 and Rp 150,000 a glass
During the weekdays, the bar attracts between
150 to 300 guests per day, while during the
weekends, the number of guests may increase to
between 400 and 500 people. The bar is able to
accommodate more than 500 people.
Close to Revel, there is also Platinum Lounge
and Resto which is under the same management.
Platinum opens from 4 PM to 10 PM. Drinks and
foods offered in Platinum are basically similar to
the ones offered in Revel. Platinum however has a
different concept. It targets customers aged above
30 years or young executives. The music types
played in Platinum include disco and full jazz.
Platinum has a capacity of 200 people.
So its up to you! If you come to the area, you
may choose Revel or Platinum. EB

s the year draws to an end,


many people, not only
from Jakarta, but also from
Malaysia and Singapore,
are expected to spend
their year-end holidays in
Bandung. For the fashion
enthusiasts, this time of the year would be
particularly special as the malls and fashion
factory outlets are providing huge year-end
discount, and the hotels are also coming up
with various New Years Eve theme parties
aimed at making your year-end visit a
memorable one.
Indeed, Head of the West Java Chapter
of the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants
Association (PHRI) Herman Muchtar said that
some hotel rooms in Bandung have been

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booked for the year-end holidays, confirming


that occupancy rate this month is expected
to be higher than in the normal months.
Herman, however, said that occupancy
rate this time around is expected to top
at only around 70 percent, lower than the
80-90 percent enjoyed during the same
period of the previous years as the growth
in the number of hotel rooms outpaces the
increase in the number of visitors.
If you plan to spend these unforgettable
holidays in Bandung, you may not want to
miss some of the extraordinary programs
in hotels, shopping malls, fashion factory
outlets, cafes, restaurants, and tourist
attractions as reported by Explore Bandung
in its current main story.
Happy reading and have a nice holiday.

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Celebrating the upcoming the New Year at


hotels in Bandung would certainly be fun
as many of them offer various theme party
programs from beach party to traditional
or international themes. By staying at
hotels, holiday goers would also be spared
from the annoying traditional heavy traffic
jams during the New Years Eve.

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course, and deserts with dozens of food


stalls serving various Western, Indonesian,
and Asian dishes, said Public Relations
Manager of Savoy Homan Bidakara Hotel,
Malinda Dinangrit.
Meanwhile, The Jayakarta Suite
and Boutique Hotel in the Dago area of
Bandung will hold its New Year Eves
celebration at the hotels swimming
pool area, a semi outdoor concept, to
allow guests to enjoy the evenings cool
atmosphere outside.
The hotel will also entertain the
guests with a combination of modern
and traditional music. The New Years
Eve party, theming MetArtMorphosis, will

he Aston Braga Hotel and Residence, for


instance, will present a beach party theme
event to wrap up 2013 and welcome the
New Year of 2014. The hotel, which is
located on Jalan Braga Street at the heart
of the city of Bandung, does not promise a
lively party, but would also treat the guests
with a variety of special dishes prepared by the chef.
There will be door prizes, games such as hula hoop
and beach volley ball, barbeque party. Well bring you
to a lively beach party in the New Years Eve. All the
costumes have beach theme. You can enjoy beach party
at the heart of Bandung, said Public Relations Manager
of Aston Braga Hotel and Residence.
If you decide to spend the year-end holiday in the
much cooler area in North Bandung, you may want to
stay at the Lembang Asri Resort, which plans to present
a carnival theme program, promising guests for a lively
and full of music New Year celebration.

Bandung top band, X-Venus, will


perform at the event, which is expected
to be dominated by family guests. Other
programs include laser dance, clown and
magic show, balloon art, fireworks, and
no less fun is Cesar dance competition,
which will involve all of the guests, further
adding fanfare to the festivity. There will
be various prizes including goody bags,
merchandise prize, and grand prize.
The New Years Eve party will be held
indoor at the resorts Murdania Convention
Hall, which will be filled with modern
and colorful decorations. The colorful
costumes will further add to the merriness
and carnival atmosphere of the event.
Aside from the top event of the New
Years Eve celebration with the Carnival
2013 theme, were going to have preevent with Carnival booth activity, starting
on December 28 to January 2, 2013.
The event will be enlivened by various

start with a procession accompanied with


percussion music from the hotels parking
lot all the way to the top at the artistically
decorated swimming pool area, where the
peak event will be held. In addition to
music, modern and traditional dances will
also be performed.
Dian Sediana, who is in charge for
the event, said that local comedian Oni
SOS will host the party, while percussion
performance by the Sakataloe group will
certainly tone up the party. At the peak
(of the event) the guests will have the
opportunity to play the angklung, he said,
referring to the bamboo-based traditional
musical instrument. EB

fund carnival-style games and unique


traditional snack foods of the Lembang
area, explained Denni Kurniadi, Marketing
Communications of Lembang Asri Resort.
Meanwhile, the Savoy Homan Bidakara
Hotel will present a gala dinner and
entertainment program theming Ethnic
Glamour Memories to celebrate the New
Years Eve.
The hotel will entertain the guests with
a combination of modern and traditional
music to be performed by leading music
groups such as Iskandar and Guswin, The
Rollies and Friends, and opening band by
De Colts Band (Beatle mania). Traditional
music shows will be performed by
renowned group such as Cepot Show, and
Rampak Kendang. Performance by Latin
Dance will surely enliven the evening.
The festive of the New Years Eve
will be more apparent with the lavish
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Jakarta and other cities as well as overseas as
malls and factory outlets present Christmas
and year-end sale programs.
By Mudasir

ecember is a busy month,


said Marketing and
Communications Manager
of Bandung Indah Plaza
(BIP) and Istana Plaza (IP)
malls, Tubagus Feisal.
The market segment
of IP is dominated by those who celebrate
Christmas, so we have to prepare several
programs for December, he added. IP has
decided to use characters from children
TV series called Shaun the Sheep as the
main theme for the programs at the mall
this year. Who doesnt know Shaun the
Sheep?
Tubagus said that IP will bring in the
characters of the Shaun the Sheep TV
series in a program called meet and greet
Shaun the Sheep at the mall, which is
located on Jalan Pasir Kaliki Street.
He explained that IPs main focus
now is on sale program to cater to
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celebrate Christmas and New Years


Eve. It so happens that we have quite a
complete supply of goods (for Christmas
celebration) from general things to
specific ones such as CD, cassette, and
Christmas decorations, Tubagus said.
The idea is to make IP as the main
shopping place for the people in Bandung
to look for things required to celebrate
Christmas, he said. The mall started the
Christmas promo program on November
29, and would end on December 29. The
program includes price discount and
various gifts for customers. Customers
will not only get discount, but also gifts
from our tenants and the IP management.
Tubagus said that various forms of gifts
will be given to customers depending
on the size of transaction. There are
merchandise gifts with the Shaun the
Sheep character. There will also be
Christmas doll gift for customers making
minimum transaction of Rp 500,000.

Tenants at IP are providing price


discount of up to 70 percent for fashion
products, and during certain occasion
such as late night sale in the weekend,
shoppers will be entitled to another 20
percent discount. The peak of the promo
program at IP was scheduled for a night
sale on December 7.
Its quite early in the month. But
according to Tubagus, based on
experiences in the previous years,
Christmas shoppers usually make their
shopping early in the month as they
would focus on the Christmas celebration
and New Years Eve later in the month.
Their shopping activities will peak in the
second week (of December) as in the third
and fourth week, they will focus on the
family affairs and religious (activities),
Tubagus said. Its quite a different
character with Idul Fitri shoppers as
shopping activity tend to peak as the Idul
Fitri celebration gets closer.
Aside from being a center for fashion
products, the IP mall, which has 200
tenants, also provides F&B products,
accessories, and health and beauty
services as well as entertainment facilities
including playing arena for children.
There are four peak sales seasons for
shopping malls in Bandung including start
of the school year, Chinese New year, Idul
Fitri and Christmas.
The busiest period for IP, however, is
during Christmas season, when the mall
holds regular events for children such as
magic show, and late night sale program
for the parents.
IPs target is to increase the sales at
each shop. The first thing is to bring in
the traffic, the right crowd, Tubagus said.
Meanwhile, BIP mall, which is located
on Jalan Merdeka Street, is not too
aggressive in capitalizing the Christmas
season. The mall does not have late night
sale program as shopping activities at the
mall during the season are not as brisk as
during the Idul Fitri season, Tubagus said.
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apparel products in Bandung is the
fashion outlets (or better known here as
factory outlets/FOs), most of which also
provide Christmas and year-end sale
programs.
Several FOs including Kampung Kaos,
Residence Factory Outlet, Outlet Rumah
ABG, Cat Woman, Aladin, Superman, Korek
Api, Mr Bean, Iron Man, KPK and Rambo
plan to launch a so-called Midnight Sale
Red Hot program from December 21-24,
starting 9 p.m. till midnight.
Meanwhile, the Anthropology Factory
Outlet plans to launch December Surprise
program, providing 20 percent discount on
all items without minimum transaction for
those celebrating their birthdays during
the month.
For those making transaction of at
least Rp 250,000 will be entitled to
a lucky dip in the form of shopping
voucher/discount.
Those are just a few of the promo/
sale programs being prepared by malls
and FOs in Bandung ahead of the yearend holidays. For sure, there plenty of
other year-end shopping prepared by the
shopping outlets in the shopping capital
of Bandung, not only popular in the
country but also in neighboring Malaysia
and Singapore. Happy shopping. EB

Late Night Sale at Istana Plaza Mall on Jalan


Pasir Kaliki Street,Bandung, December 7, with
discount up to 70 percent, plus meet and
greet Shaun the Sheep characters event
Midnight Sale Red Hot program,
December 21 - 24, 20 percent discount on all
items starting 9 p.m. till midnight at Kampung
Kaos, Residence, Rumah ABG, Cat Woman,
Aladin, Superman, Korek Api, Mr.Bean 1
& 2, Iron Man, KPK, Rambo FOs in the
Cihampelas shopping area
December surprise at Anthropology
FO in the Dago area, 20 percent
discount for consumers celebrating
their birthday during the month,
without minimum transaction.
Shopping voucher/discount for
minimum transaction of Rp
250,000
Wear Red or Green
get discount 20 percent,
December 21-31, with
minimum purchase of Rp
300,000 at Lily N rose FO on
Jalan Riau Street
Christmas & Year End sale, discount up
to 50 percent, starting December 1 (until stock
last), and discount up to 50 percent for selected
items at Lily N rose FO
Christmas Tree on Jessie James, December
20, 2013-Jan 1, 2014, minimum purchase of Rp
500,000 gets lucky dip of shopping voucher/
discount at Jessie James FO on Jalan Riau Street
Cash back voucher worth Rp 50,000 at
Runway, Jetset & Cheap FOs in the Dago area,
December 1-31, with minimum purchase of Rp
250,000
Sale Kids Wear, discount up to 50 percent for
selected item kids wear at Stamp FO on Jalan
Riau Street

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02 The Secret Factory Outlet
03 Merdeka Arcade Factory Outlet
04 Renaritti Factory Outlet
05 Rumah Mode Factory Outlet
06 The Summit Boutique Outlet
07 Jetset Factory Outlet - Bandung
08 Heritage The Factory Outlet
09 Cargo Factory Outlet
10 ANAKECIL Factory Outlet
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02 Daun Pisang Restaurant & Caf
03 The Valley Bistro Caf
04 Raja Rasa Restaurant
05 Han Kook Gwan Restaurant
06 Dakken Coffee & Steak
07 Caf Halaman
08 Dago Panyawangan Restaurant
09 Potluck Caf
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35 HARRIS Hotel Bandung
36 POP Hotel Bandung
37 Grand Pasundan Convention Hotel
38 Ghotic Hotel
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25 Sheraton & Towers Hotel
26 Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel Bandung
27 Hyatt Regency Bandung
28 Aston Braga Hotel
29 Grand Preanger Hotel
30 Hotel Savoy Homann
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32 Hotel Sepuluh Buah Batu
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15 Grand Aquila Hotel
16 Novotel Bandung
17 The Luxton Hotel
18 Anggrek Shopping Hotel
19 Hotel Santika Bandung
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22 Hilton Bandung Hotel

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02 Green Hill Universal
03 The Cipaku Garden Hotel
04 Padma Hotel Bandung
05 Jayakarta Hotel
06 Enhaii Hotel
07 Summer Hills
08 Ahadiat Hotel & Bungalow
09 Karang Setra Hotel
10 Asmila Boutique Hotel
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HOTEL

EXPLORE
around the 70-hectare site.
Exhausted after enjoying the various
available recreation facilities, visitors can
relax at the food court, which serves a
variety of foods and beverages.
Located on the Jalan Hegarmanah
Street No 9-15, visitors will have to pay
an entrance fee of Rp 10,000 per person
during weekdays, and Rp 20,000 during
weekends, and an additional fee of Rp
10,000 for a car.
If you want to be able to enjoy the
entire available amusement facilities,
you will need to only pay Rp 200,000.
Otherwise, the fee for each facility ranges
from Rp 5,000 to Rp 35,000.
During the upcoming year-end holiday,
Kampung Gajah Wonderland plans a New
Years Eve fire-work party, and thumping
music to be played by the DJs.
Maja House
This particular entertainment spot plans
to hold a New Years Eve party with carnival
theme called Carafun (short for carnival full
of fun), which will be full of music on the
disco floor to be prepared by DJs.
In addition, there will also be live
music, gala dinner, and fire-work party.
Whats more interesting is that there will
be Tarot Reader to tell your fortune in
2014.
To attend the party, you make make
phone reservation at (022) 2788 465
or can also directly go to the bar and

YEAR-END FUN
IN BANDUNG
By Fachry Prayasi

espite the traditional yearend wet season, Bandung is


expected to be flocked by
visitors for the Christmas
and New Year holidays. In
addition to shopping for bargain clothing
at fashion factory outlets, enjoying
the culinary delights from street food
to unique local and Western dishes,
and having fun at the New Years Eve
theme-party at hotels, the beautiful
city also offers a variety of attractions
and entertainment spots to help make
memorable year-end holidays for the
visitors.
Here are some of the attractions that
you may not want to miss during your visit
in Bandung.
Lawangwangi Creative Space
The relatively new culinary spot in
Bandung, which was just opened at the
end of 2012, has already started to gain

popularity among visitors including


domestic and foreign. Presenting a
unique concept of a combination of
restaurant and art gallery, visitors will
be greeted with wall filled with large
paintings and memorable quotes as
they enter the first floor of the two-floor
building, which is located in upland part
of the city on Jalan Dago Giri Street No 99.
The restaurant is on the second floor
surrounded with glass-wall to allow
guests to enjoy the view of the beautiful
scenery of the city of Bandung while
taking meals. The best time for you to
come to this restaurant is in the afternoon
so that you can enjoy the sunset view.
To allow visitors to better enjoy
the sunset view, the restaurant, which
opens from Tuesday till Sunday from
11 a.m. till 10 p.m. during weekdays,
and from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m. during
weekends, provides a small bridge linked
to a 4 square meters balcony directly

overlooking the location where the sun


sets in and the city of Bandung.
For the upcoming New Year
celebration, Lawangwangi is offering a
special program, in which for only Rp
250,000 per person, you will be entitled
to one set of dishes and beverage,
light meals, and New Years Eve party
paraphernalia such as carton trumpet,
fire-works, etc. Door prizes will also be
provided.
Whats more interesting is that guests
could also enjoy the spectacular view of
fire-works at the entire city from atop
the restaurant, which always present live
music program during the weekends.
Krang Kring Resto
This particular restaurant, with a foodcourt concept, mainly serves popular
unique Bandung snack foods and dishes.
The most popular dish here is called
Nasu Nambu, a combination of rice, frid
chicken, beef, soy cake (tahu/tempe), and
sambal chili sauce, served on a bamboo
with cassava leaves topping. Meanwhile,
the favorite beverage is lychee tea with
vanilla topping produced by Krang Kring.

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restaurant facility on Jalan Sersan Basuri


Street No 72.
Kampung Batu Malakasari outbond arena
Located in the southern part of
Bandung, this particular tourist site
provides various outbond facilities such
as water park, and natural lake and stone
hill for children to experience natural
adventure.
General Manager of Kampung Batu
Malakasari (KBM), Bambang Suteja said
that the area was initially dedicate for
school children education, but has been
expanded into a 5-hectare site amid
growing demand for it to become a
recreation spot for families.
KBM, which located on Jalan Raya
Banjaran Street in Malakasari Village,
Baleendah District, Bandung Regency, can
become an education facility for children
to learn about various things such as
lake, stone hill, Sundanese culture, and
agriculture or farming. There is also a
restaurant serving a variety of Sundanese
dishes and fresh drinks.
The recreational facility is opened
daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with entrance
fee of only Rp 5,000 per person.
There are a few of recommended spots
that you can visit during your year-end
holidays in Bandung. You are advised to
come as early as possible to avoid the
expected heavy traffic jams on the road.
Have a wonderful holiday. EB

Visitors can listen to the live music


performed by talented local music
group while enjoying their meals at the
restaurant, which opens daily from 8 a.m.
till 10 p.m.
To celebrate New Years Eve, Krang
Kring will also present special program
including live music and door prizes.
The restaurant is located closely a
DVD outlet called Movie Rooms, owned
by the same owner, a plus factor for the
restaurant, which was set up in February
of 2012, as visitors can watch movies
before or after dining at the Movie Rooms,
which provides a private theater that
could accommodate up to 8 people.
So, while waiting for the peak of the
New Years Eve event at the restaurant,
you can enjoy movies first at the Movie
Rooms with friends or family members.
Kampung Gajah Wonderland
This is a recommended recreational
spot for family visitors, as Kampung Gajah
Wonderland provides various facilities
such as waterboom, flying box, children
playground, go cart, horse riding, etc.
Shuttle bus is available to take visitors

EXPLORE BANDUNG - DECEMBER 2013

15

RESTAURANTS

HOTELS

One stop entertainment


at Grand Paradise
By Anne Rufaidah

s one of the favorite tourist


destinations in the country,
Bandung offers a wide range
of tourism and entertainment
spots. But for those who are
bored with crowded places, this particular
spot, Hotel Grand Paradise could be a
perfect alternative place for you and your
family to stay and relax.
Located in the upland area of
Lembang, about 6 Km from the Setiabudi
area in the city of Bandung, the hotel has a

unique concept. In fact, it is the only hotel


in Bandung whose architecture resembles
the old Roman and Greece times. Upon
entering the hotels compound you will
notice there are plenty of statues, garden
of flowers and luxurious structures just
like in the ancient Roman Empire and
Greece times.
As an integrated compound,
Grand Paradise does not only provide
accommodation, but also various dishes
including Indonesian and Western at

semi-formal meeting space equipped with


standard facilities.
The restaurant is quite spacious
as it could accommodate up to 600
people, thus is suitable for holding large
gathering.
For those who come along with family
members, the restaurant also provides
playground facility for small children, as

Tangkuban Perahu Street


No 50, Lembang Bandung
Telp: +22 2789177

the Athena Caf & Olympia Resto. For


visitors who like challenge, the hotel also
provides various outbound activities such
as flying fox, ATV, horse riding, etc at the
Apollo Outbound area.
For those staying with family members,
they can enjoy the thrill of swimming at
the Poseidon Water Park and the hot bath
at the Thalassa Hot Spring Water with the
benefits of sulfur water. In addition, there
are also education facilities for children
at the Demeter Fields mini farm facility,
where children can learn about raising
chickens or growing vegetables.
Henry Hang Dewanto, Supervisor
at Hotel Grand Paradise, said that the
2-hectare hotel compound offers a unique
entertainment concept comprising of the
luxury of the old Roman and Greece times
and the cool environment of the Lembang
upland area, a combination seldom found at
other tourism spots in the city of Bandung.
This is our plus point. Unique
concept, good and affordable foods, quiet
and cool atmosphere, as well as a quite
complete range of entertainment facilities
for family members, make this place
as an exciting entertainment spot, and

which also educates the visitors, Henry


explained.
Hotel Grand Paradise also provides a
variety of meeting facilities, ranging from
semi outdoor meeting concept which
could accommodate up to 150 people to
indoor concept which could accommodate
starting 60 people. In addition, the hotel
also has a ballroom which is quite suitable
for wedding event or large scale meeting.
To enter the Hotel Grand Paradise
area, visitors will have to pay a fee of Rp
10,000 each (except for those staying at
the hotel), which can then be exchanged
for a fresh beverage at the restaurant. The
entrance fee for the water park facility
is Rp 35,000 during weekdays, and Rp
50,000 during the weekend.
The room rate for those wishing to
stay at the hotel is also quite affordable,
starting from Rp 350,000 (weekdays).
For sure, spending your weekend or
holiday at this hotel will provide you with
a unique experience of enjoying various
entertainment facilities in one area in a
cool environment filled with structures
and surroundings resembling the old
Roman and Greece times. EB

Enjoying Sundanese dishes


at Mang Engkings gazebos

the fish pond, but also for the quality and


taste of its foods
One of the favorite dishes at the
restaurant is called Gurame Bumbu Cobek,
a 700-gram fried carp fish served with
traditional herbs, tasty sauce, plus chili,
onion and garlic on top.
Another favorite menu is shrimps grilled
with traditional herbs, which are then
dipped in honey and hot palm sugar sauce,
which gives the sensation of tasty and
sweet shrimps, plus a surprising spicy flavor.
The Resto Mang Engking, which
currently has two outlets located on Kopo
Street and in the Lembang area, aside
from its gazebo concept, also provides a

Feels like home


at Yummat C-tro Caf

PLEASING PROMENADE
By Fachry Prayasi

ocated in the bustling Cihampelas


shopping and food district, The
Promenade presents a unique
hotel environment for visitors in
Bandung.
The new hotel, which started operation
in 2013, was formerly a building housing
a travel agent company and bank. It was
rebuilt into the existing hotel structure
in 2011, but the name Promenade was
retained it fits with the surrounding as
Cihampelas is a popular tourist spot in
Bandung, where visitors stroll for leisure,
shop, or eat.
Being located in the main road of
the Cihampelas shopping avenue, and

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flanked by shopping and food outlets is


seen as a plus factor for the hotel as it
gives a pleasing experience for guests
particularly those who love to shop or
enjoy the culinary delights of Bandung.
No wonder, the hotel is also dubbed as the
shopping hotel.
The three-star hotel began its
operation by providing 100 rooms of
different types including Superior, Deluxe,
Grand Deluxe, Junior Suite, and Family
Room. Each type has its own advantages.
The Junior Suite, for instance, is equipped
with a minibar with chocolate and snack
food items free of charge. The Family
Room type has three bed rooms, which

Kopo Square, on Kopo Bihbul Street


No. 45, Bandung
Telp : (022) 5402900, 082116719000
www.mangengkingbandung.com

By Anne Rufaidah

ocated in the middle of the city


of Bandung, Resto Mang Engking
is quite a unique restaurant, not
only because it provides unique
Sundanese dishes, but also
because it presents gazebos atop fish
pond, something you would sometimes
find in restaurants outside the city.
Visitors at the restaurant will be able
to relax in a calm environment of the
gazebos and the sound of water beneath,
while enjoying the unique Sundanese
dishes served, said Cepi Priatna Kurnia,
Operational Manager of the restaurant.
The restaurant is indeed famous in
Bandung not only for its gazebos atop

well as fish and stone therapy facilities.


The restaurant also provides free
Wi-Fi Internet access, and electric plug at
each gazebo.
Despite the quality facilities provided
at the restaurant, the dishes are quite
affordable for those who wish to enjoy
good Sundanese dishes with family
members or friends. EB

By Anne Rufaidah

H
could accommodate three to five people
depending on the size of the room. This
particular type of room is generally
used by tourists visiting Bandung for the
weekend holiday.
Bandung is popular for its culinary
delights. As such, The Promenade also
treats its guests with various tasty dishes
at the Xian Ying Restaurant, which serves
Chinese, Western and local dishes. The
most popular dishes in the restaurant
are roasted duck and the Kalasan fried
chicken.
There is also a mini cake shop at the
hotel called Amargo serving pastries and
chocolate cakes/cookies, which certainly
will tempt you to stay longer at the hotel.
To help facilitate the shopping
appetite of the guests, the hotel provides
a drop off facility to various shopping
destinations in Bandung, as well as pickup facility to free its guests from the
hassle of carrying the shopping bags while
they tour around Bandung.

The hotel plans to introduce a new


spa in room facility starting December 1,
2013, to allow guests to have massage
or body care inside their room to get rid
of the fatigueless or muscle ache after
travelling or shopping in Bandung.
In the upcoming New Year celebration,
the hotel plans to hold a culinary festival,
theming Kampung Bandung, which will
present the unique dishes and snack foods
in Bandung such as batagor, cireng, nasi
timbel, etc.
The Promenade is also expanding as
it plans to introduce a new residential
concept next year as it aims to become
the best residential hotel in Bandung.
The concept is seen as suitable for family
visitors or for a gathering event.
Applying wooden house design,
which will help provide comfy and cool
atmosphere, the planned new residential
facility will be located within the hotels
complex, but would have its own private
access road. EB

C-tro Caf
Bandung: Cisangku Street No. 6
Jakarta: Lobby floor, Menara Jamsostek,
Jend. Gatot Subroto Street, Kav. 38.

aving successfully introduced the caf coffice (coffee and office)


concept in Jakarta, C-tro Caf is opening its branch in Bandung with
a different concept.
In Bandung, C-tro Caf offers a home sensation and has
converted a house into a cafe. The caf, is equipped with big sofas, a
bar with wooden stools, and an outdoor dining room on the backyard. Besides,
the caf has a movie room where customers can watch films they have brought
from home or chosen from the cafs movie collection. Besides, there is a
private room for people who want to hold a meeting in a free and easy style.
The caf offers a rich list of unique and mouthwatering menus, including
great coffee.
One of the menus is called Udang Telor Asin or Salted Egg Shrimp in
English, which consist of crispy shrimps fried with flour, served with sauce
made out of salted egg. The light meal is good for people who are about to
have lunch.
One of the favorite snacks served there is called seblak, which is a Bandung
traditional snack food. Seblak is kerupuk (shrimp cracker), soaked in hot water
and fried with herbs and spices. The food tastes hot but the chef may reduce
the spiciness of the snack depending on customers order.
Aside from seblak, other Bandung traditional snack foods served in the
caf are cilok, bala-bala, cireng, pisang goreng and others. Not only traditional
snacks, the caf also provide modern cakes such as chocolate mousse, rainbow
cakes, blueberry cake and others. Other light meals include soup, salad, pasta
and noodle.
You can enjoy all the above-mentioned foods together with coffee.
A variety of coffee drinks are available at the caf, including hot coffee,
cappuccino, milkshake. For people who dont drink coffees, the caf offer
healthy juices.
Dewi Adhar, the owner of the caf, said C-tro also offers delivery service.
This is one of our main advantages. If you want to enjoy our foods and drinks
and dont have time to come here, we can deliver the foods and drinks to your
places and serve them in a more private way, she said. EB

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17

PROFILE

EDUCATION
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Riyadi Fajar Basuki

Independent and inventive

FROM SCRATCH

By Fachry Prayasi

By Anne Rufaidah

orn in Malang, a town in East Java on Feb. 6, 1971, Riyadi Fajar Basuki started his
career in the hotel industry from a very humble position: a waiter. Now, he is the
general manger of four-star Aston Cirebon Hotel and Convention Center, one of the
biggest hotels in the city.
The man who is affectionately called Fajar, was never reluctant to learn. When he
started his career in the hotel business in 1991 he understood that he should start with a small
step in order to achieve a big thing.
I was optimistic that a small step can lead to a big achievement, he recalled.
After serving as a waiter in a small hotel in . (dimana) for one year, he moved to a
bigger hotel, namely a four-star hotel in Indonesia of an international chain (dimana?), where
he served as a Room Service Waiter. Impressed by his performance and hard work, the
management of the international hotel chain promoted him to be a Lobby Lounge Captain in
Charge in one of its hotels overseas. To pursue on his career, he then moved from one hotel
to another in various places (dimana saja) and took various positions in the process before
assuming the top position at Aston Cirebon Hotel and Convention Center.
If you work in the hotel industry, we shall move a lot. But, you shall have a lot of experiences
and meet a lot of people with various characters. And it is really enjoyable, he said.
Although Fajar is now holding a well-established position in the hotel industry, he is still
committed to hard work and learning. EB

STUDIO FAMILY
KARAOKES
FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Studio Family Karaoke is inviting its loyal


customers to join the celebration of its first
Anniversary on Dec. 12, 2013.
As part of our appreciation to our customers,
Studio Family Karaoke will hold a gathering and
provide presents (for our customers) during the
celebration of our First Anniversary, Luly Riyati,
Public Relation and Marketing Manager of the karaoke
lounge, said.
During the anniversary party, the karaoke lounges
management will provide various door prizes such as
Bandung-Bali return tickets, tablet computers, android
cellphones, trendy cellphones, vouchers for stay in
hotels, vouchers for barbeque at Grand Pacific Hotel,
voucher for dinner at Tomodachi Caf & Tomodachi
Express, vouchers for dinners at Sierra Caf & Lounge,
vouchers for free rooms at Studio Family Karaoke etc.
Aside from the anniversary party, as part of the
First Anniversary, we shall hold a gathering for invited
guests from the media organizations, governmental
offices and companies, who have supported us by
holding events at Studio Family Karaoke. During the
gathering, the invited guests will have chances to
build relations and networks among themselves, Luly
said.

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ducation is an important aspect which could be an indicator


of ones life quality. As such, many education institutions are
rushing to bolster their education standard to become the best
and leading. One them is the Maranatha Christian University (or
better known as Universitas Kristen Maranatha) in Bandung.
Inaugurated on September 11, 1965, the university began with the
Faculty of Medicine, with its first rector Prof. Dr. An Hiang Liang, M.A., or
better known as P.A. Surjadi. Its first campus was located at the Lyceum
Senior High School compound on Jalan Dago Street No 81, Bandung. The

campus has moved to new location on Jalan


Prof. Drg. Surya Sumantri Street No 65, where
expansion of campus facility has continued
since 1985/1986 when the first four-storey
college building was developed.
In a bid to help develop the education in
Indonesia, Maranatha University has a vision
to become an independent and inventive
university, and able to apply and develop
science, technology, and arts in the 21st Century
based on the love and exemplary of Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, its mission is to develop
reliable intellectuals, conducive environment,
and Christian life values in a bid to develop
science, technology, and arts in executing the
universitys three essential functions, or also
known as the Tridharma of university.
Maranatha University currently has eight
faculties and 28 study programs (Medicine,
Engineering, Psychology, Literature, Economics,
Information Technology, Arts & Design, and
Law). The most favorite faculties among
students are Medicine, Psychology, and
Economics.
There are various supporting facilities at
the university including an integrated library,
bank and ATM center, laboratory and studio at
each faculty, dental hospital (RSGM), Maranatha
Gallery, student center, the Eureka! food
center, Indonesia Stock Exchange corner

(Maranatha Sinarmas Securities), health service


center (medical and psychology), Mandarin and
Korean language center, Maranatha Language
Center (English and Japanese), student business
unit, and teaching and learning center (TLC),
all of which are located inside the campus or
nearby.
The university provides scholarship for
performing students (both academically and
non-academically) and for students coming from
low-income families, with funding both coming
from the Maranatha Foundation and leading
companies in Indonesia.
As part of celebrating the 50th anniversary
of the Maranatha University, the campus holds
its traditional annual program which for this year
themes Integrity, in the hope that the academic
community would be able to learn to make selfintrospection and to act mature in life. EB

The anniversary party will be held at the Lobby


Lounge Caf of Studi Family Karaoke at CiWalk Mall
Bandung on Jl. Cihampelas Street No. 160. Guests will
be entertained by ERKA, 7surga bands and a special
guest star, which Luly did not identify, with Iqbal as
emcee. The event is sponsored by among others PJTV,
Ardan Radio, Start Glam magazine, Explore Bandung
tabloid, Aqua, Teh Puncak, Sensa Hotel, Grand Pacific
Hotel.
Aside from karaoke rooms, Studio Family Karaoke
has a lobby lounge (free WiFi), which can also be used
as a venue for gathering, seminar, birthday party. It has
a capacity of 80 seats and can accommodate up to 150
semi standing people. Besides, it has a musholla
(prayer room for Muslims) and free parking lots for
customers. EB Anne

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EVENTS
BAHENOL prize from Dolar Asia

Ibis Pillow Hunt campaign from Accor

Ibis Hotels Family icons held campaign to promote


Ibis brand at Trans Studio Mall & Theme Park from
Nov. 19-24, 2013. On Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, the icons
also participated in the free car day on Jalan Dago
Street, during which they performed several games
and distributed presents to the members of the public.
The Ibis Pillow Hunt campaign from Accor was held
simultaneously in three countries, namely Indonesia,
Malaysia and Singapore.

Dolar Asia Money Changer in Bandung held a


lucky draw event called BAHENOL (which stands
for heBoh Abis Hadiah kEjutan Nasabah Oleh
doLarasia which means in English Big surprise
prizes for customers from Dolar Asia) the money
changers outlet on Jl. Otista Street No. 174 on
Nov. 18, 2013. The event was attended by Dolar
Asias staff and customers.
The BAHENOL program was created fro customers
who have made transactions worth at least Rp 1
million at Dolar Asia outlets in Bandung. The winners
of the BAHENOL program received prizes such as one
motorbike, one refrigerator, one automatic washing
machine, one microwave.
According to Herry Rohman, Dolar Asias Area
Manager for Bandung, the BAHENOL program is to be
held every month, open for all customers including
those who have not yet become Dolar Asia members.
Going forward, we shall provide more interesting
prizes, if more people are interested in the program.

SPEAK UP PLEASE!
Florence, 18 year
from Belgium, and
Lily Mc Luren 18 year, USA
Both are students who
came to Bandung as part of
the foreign exchange student
program sponsored by Rotary
Club. Florence loves the cool
weather of North Bandung, particulary Lembang. The scenery of Lembang
is very beautiful, according to her. While in Bandung, she likes nasi goreng and nasi merah. Aside
from having beautiful scenery, Bandung is also a
comfortable city for cloth shopping and has historic
places. Florence has been in Bandung for
three months now.
Like Florence, Lily McLuren is
also impressed by the panoramic
beauty of Tangkuban Perahu
in North Bandung. She also
likes nasi goreng and kue cubit.
According to her, Bandung is a
beautiful city with foods available everywhere. The Bandung
people are friendly and the city is full
of color.
Budiman, 31 year, musician

Halloween party at Karnivor

October 31, 2013 was a special day for Karnivor


restaurant in Bandung. Around 100 people dressed
in scary costumes, such as Zambie costumes came to
the restaurant to attend a Halloween party and enjoy
foods and drinks served at the restaurant with a 20
percent discount. At the end of the party, the Karnivor
management distributed a cash prize amounting to Rp
3 million for the best dressed visitor.

Best Western Serpong launches


new meeting rooms
Bandungs four star hotel BEST WESTERN Serpong
officially introduced several new meeting rooms on
Nov. 21, 2013. The meeting rooms are called Saphire,
Amenthys and Onyx. Also launched were two board
rooms called Ores and Jade respectively. The meeting/
board rooms are equipped with WiFi, project screen,
sound system, microphone, whiteboard, meeting kits etc.
The meeting/board rooms were officially launched
in a ceremony, attended by journalists and corporate
guests, and presided over Rudi Margono and Andrew
from Gapura Prima Group, the owner of the hotel.

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Flora and fauna day in Bandung

In order to celebrate the National Flora and


Fauna Day (HCPSN) 2013, the Environmental
Management Agency (BPLHD) of the East Java Provincial
Administration held an event called Puspa dan Satwa
Balad Urang Sarerea. Stop Perburuan and Perdagangan
Liar and Dilindungi (Balad Urang Sarera Flora and
Fauna. Stop Hunting and Trading the Wild and Protected)
at BJB building on Jalan Naripan Street from Nov. 27 to
28, 2013.
The event was aimed to raise the publics awareness
that animals and plants are friends to humans and thus
should be protected.

World Angklung Day celebrated


Gentra Angklung Media Juara
As part of the celebration of the World Angklung Day
on Nov. 16, 2013, the Bandung mayoralty held an event
called Genta Angklung Bandung Juara at the mayors
office complex.
The UNESCO announced angklung as a World
Intangible Heritage from Indonesia on Nov. 16, 2010
and declared the announcement day as at the World
Angklung Day.
The Genta Angklung Bandung Juara event was held
to raise the publics awareness on the importance of
preserving angklung as a cultural legacy of Indonesia
and boost the publics sense of belonging towards
angklung.

I usually play with my


band at New Years Eve. Many
people prefer gathering
at home to celebrate New
Years Eve. But, usually, Jalan
Dago Street is usually packed
with people celebrating New
Years Eve. Many people also go
to Lembang for dinners at caf etc to
celebrate the night together with family members.
If I am not scheduled to perform during the
night, I and my family will hold a barbequing party
at home.
As far as I know, the Kebon Seni Tamansari art
center usually has a special program to celebrate
New Years Eve. This year, the art center will present
traditional dances such as Ronggeng Gunung.

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GAMES

By Mudasir

raditional games for children


are disappearing in big cities
across Indonesia as a result of
the influx of modern games.
Fortunately, in Bandung,
there are people who, concerned
with the situation, are committed to
preserving the traditional games of
West Java. They set up an organization
called Komunitas Hong with
Mohammad Zaini Alif as the founder.
He and his friends are trying to revive
the old children games after making a
research of the games.
As a result of their hard work,
the games are getting popular in
Bandung and have even become
tourist attractions. Many foreign
tourists are keen to see and even
take part in the games.

The Komunitas Hong has set up a


traditional game center called Pekarang
Ulin in Dago Pakar area. The game
center has been well known across the
country and outside Indonesia.
According to Muhammad, there
are around 850 traditional games,
including 250 in West Java, which
Indonesians loved to play in the past.
Traditional games played by
Pekarangan Ulin include patikleuk/
jajangkungan (egrang), kelom batok,
rorodaan (wheel game), engklekan
(engklek/sondah), sorodot gaplok,
perepet jengkol, gatrik, panggal
(gasing), bebeletokan (bedil jeprtet
and sumpit) and others.
Aside from traditional games, we
at Pekarangan Ulin also hold workshop
on how to make kris knife out of leaves

or make wayang golek puppet out of


the midribs of cassava leaves, which
many Sundanese children used to do
in the past, he said.
The public response is quite
good, which is indicated in the fact
that many people, either domestic or
foreign tourists, come to Komunitas
Hong everyday. They come from
Europe, America, Japan, Malaysia and
Singapore, he said.
Komunitas Hong , established in
2005, located on Jalan Bukit Pakar
Utara Street No. 35, charges visitors
Rp 50,000 (weekdays) and Rp 30,000
(weekend) in entrance fee. Visitor will
receive gifts including kolecer game,
medals made by the Komunitas Hong
kids, and wayang puppets made out of
midribs or cassava leaves. EB

Tourism movie competition

Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandunrg (Bandung


Tourism Academy) is holding the third Tourism Movie
Competition with the theme Responsible Tourism. The
competition is open to filmmakers from across the ASEAN
country. Participants are required to make short films on
responsible and sustainable tourism.
The films will be selected into several categories,
namely Best Movie, Best Picture and Most Favorite during
the final night to be held on Dec. 7, 2013 (dimana.?),
which is expected to be attended by members of film
communities, academics, film critics as well as members
of the public. During the final night, the audience will be
entertained with several performances.

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TRANSPORTATION

WWHERE TO GO
Telp: (62-265) 315777
Fax: (62-265) 311553
SUMMER HILS
JL. Setrasari Raya No. 10
40152, Bandung
Telp: +62 22 2011100

HOTELS
FAVE HOTEL BRAGA
Jl. Braga No. 99 - 101
Bandung 40111 Indonesia.
Telp: +62 22 8446 8222
Fax: +62 22 8446 8223
www.favehotels.com
AHADIAT HOTEL
& BUNGALOW
Jalan Sindang Sirna Elok
No.9, 40152 - Indonesia
Telp: +62 22 2005870
GRAND AQUILA
Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No. 116
Bandung,
Telp: +62 22 2039280,
Fax: +62 22 2039282
GHOTIC
Jl.Soekarno Hatta No.534
Bandung 40286
Telp: +62 22 7511464
+62 22 7511466
Fax: +62 22 7504577
SHERATON & TOWERS
Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda no. 390
Telp: +62 22 2500303
Fax:+62 22 2500301

VILLA ISTANA BUNGA


Jl. Kolonel Masturi
Parongpong Lembang,
Bandung 40559, Indonesia
Telp: +62 812-2042-3321
The Victoria Luxurious Guesthouse
Jl. Sukaresmi No. 4 - 6
Karang Setra Bandung Utara- Indonesia 40162
Ph: +62 22 2043718
Website: www.the-victoria.com
fb: Thevictoria Luxurious Guesthouse
Twitter: @thevictoria_bdg

GUMILANG REGENCY
Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No.323
Telp:+62 22 2012618
Fax:+62 22 2012612

JAYAKARTA
Jl. Ir. H.Djuanda No. 381
Telp: +62 22 2505888
Fax: +62 22 2505388
HORISON
Jl. Pelajar Pejuang 45 No. 121
Telp: +62 22 7305000
Fax: +62 22 7300981

VILLA DAMAR
JL. Damar 7, Setiabudi
Bandung, Indonesia 40161
Telp: +62 22 4211234
Fax: +62 22 4204090

AMARIS HOTEL
CIHAMPELAS
Jalan Cihampelas No.171
Telp: (62-22) 82062688
Fax: (62-22) 82062689
AMARIS HOTEL CIMANUK
Jalan Cimanuk No. 14
Bandung 40115
Telp: (62-22) 420 9985
Fax: (62-22) 420 9984

HARRIS
Jl. Peta No. 241 Kopo
Telp:+62 22 6128600
Fax:+62 22 6128601

ASTON PRIMERA PASTEUR


Jl. Dr.Djunjunan No. 96
Telp:+62 22 2060123
Fax:+62 22 2060124
PADMA
Jl. Rancabentang No.56
Telp:+62 22 2035800
Fax:+62 22 2030633
GEULIS
Jl. Ir.H.Djuanda No.129
Telp:+62 22 2507777
Fax:+62 22 2503086
HOTEL GRAND PARADISE
Tangkuban Perahu Street
No 50, Lembang Bandung
Telp: +62 22 2789177

AFINA RENT CAR


Griya Caraka F-12,
Jl.Cingised, Bandung
Phone/Whatsapp:
+62817437476,
+6281394130002
PIN BB: 29D09F92

RESTAURANTS
BALE PAKUAN
Jl. Ciumbeuleuit
Telp:+62 22 2033595
BRAGA PERMAI
Jl. Braga No. 58
Telp:+62 22 4203519
Fax:+62 22 4201831
PORTO
Jl. Setiabudhi No. 53
Telp. +62 22 2041993/94
KARNIVOR
Jl.Riau no. 127,
telp. +62 22 7103111

CASSADUA HOTEL
Jl. Cassa No. 2 (Pasteur area)
telp. +62 22 2005822/33
ASTON BRAGA BANDUNG
Jl. Braga No.99-101
Telp: +62 22 84460000
Fax: +62 22 84460100

TRANSPORTATION

ZZZ EXPRESS
BACKPACKERS HOSTEL
Paskal Hyper Square D-2
Telp:+62 22 87786212
www.zzzexpress.com

VUE PALACE
Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No. 3
Telp:+62 22 4266288
Fax:+62 22 4206590
GREEN HILL UNIVERSAL
Jl. Setiabudhi no. 376
Telp: +62 22 2010388
Fax: +62 22 2014525

HOTEL DE JAVA
Jl. Sukajadi 148
Telp. +62-22 2039888

CAF HALAMAN
Jl. Taman Sari No. 92
Telp:+62 22 2512350
POTLUCK
Jl. Teuku Umar No. 9
Telp:+62 22 2501332
ROEMAH NENEK
Jl. Taman Cibeunying No. 47
Telp:+62 22 727174

Jl. Cemara No. 51


Cipaganti - Bandung 4011
Ph: 022.2040006 - 022.92070600
Email: cleoguesthouse@gmail.com
cleoguesthouse@yahoo.com
Fb: Cleo Guest House
Twitter: CleoGuestHouse
HOTEL SANTIKA BANDUNG
Jl. Sumatera No.52-54
Telp: (62-22) 4203009
Fax: (62-22) 4239601
HOTEL SANTIKA
TASIKMALAYA
Jalan Yudanegara No. 57

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FACTORY
OUTLETS
RABBANI
Dipati Ukur
Jl. Dipatiukur no 44
Telp. 022-2534407
Kopo Sayati
Jl. Kopo Sayati No 136
Telp. 022-5426368
Buah Batu
Jl. Buah Batu No. 150
Telp. 022-7316364
Ujung Berung

Jl. AH. Nasution No. 136


Telp. 022-60961890
KAMPUNG KAOS
Jl. Cihampelas 186A
Telp. +62 22 95140063
CIPO FOOD COURT
Jl. Cihampelas 186B
Telp. +62 22 92924187
RESIDENCE FO
Jl. Cihampelas 184A
Telp. +62 22 92089433
RUMAH ABG
Jl. Cihampelas 184B
Telp. +62 22 92007491
ALADIN & JASMINE
Jl. Cihampelas 180
Telp. +62 22 96068148
CATWOMAN
Jl. Cihampelas 178
Telp. +62 22 96068149
SUPERMAN
Jl. Cihampelas 174
Telp. +62 22 96068147
SPIDERMAN
Jl. Cihampelas 174
Telp. +62 22 96068146
KOREK API JEANS
- AVANGER
Jl. Cihampelas 168
Telp. +62 22 96068146
BATMAN
Jl. Cihampelas 166
Telp. +62 22 96068146
MR. BEAN
-Jl. Cihampelas 162
Telp. +62 22 93542640
-Jl. RE. Martadinata No 57
Telp. +62 22 93290330
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No 152
Telp. +62 22 92968544
-Jl. Asia Afrika No. 15-17
(Hotel Golden Flower)
-Jl. Kebon Jati No.71-75
(Hotel Carcardin)
IRONMAN
Jl. Cihampelas 154
Telp. +62 22 92003605
SUPER RAMBO
Jl. Cihampelas 136-138
Telp. +62 22 92007512,
2033903
KPK (KELOMPOK
PECINTA KAOS)
-Jl. Cihampelas 126
Telp. +62 22 92044261
-Jl. Cihampelas 186A
Telp. +62 22 95140063
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 94C
Telp. +62 22 92089512
ANTHROPOLOGY FO
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 52A
Telp. +62 22 92968544,
2531968
GIRL GENERATIONS
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 52B
Telp. +62 22 92968544,
2531968
JETSET FO
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 116
Telp. +62 22 91964632,
2501993
GOSSIP FO
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 111
Telp. +62 22 92089552,
2516868
RUNWAY FO
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 94B
Telp. +62 22 92089512,
2514008
PLANET SOCCER
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 94A

Telp. +62 22 92089512,


2514008
JESSIE JAMES FO
-Jl. RE. Martadinata 26
Telp. +62 22 92089584,
4205396
STAMP FO
-Jl. RE. Martadinata 30
Telp. +62 22 92089426/7,
4261580/1
LILY & ROSE
-Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 57
Telp. +62 22 93592356,
405396
BLOSSOM
Jl. Dago No. 112
Jl. Sriwijaya No. 3
Telp. 022-2501745
THE SUMMIT
Jl. Riau No. 61
Telp. 022-4221001
HERITAGE
Jl. Riau No. 63
Telp. 022-4220545
GRANDE
Jl. Dago No. 118 Bandung
Telp. 022-2502563
GLAMOUR
Jl. Dago No. 108 Bandung
Telp. 022-2510000

MODEL AGENCY
YOLANDA ING
MAKE UP ARTIST
FB: Yolanda Ing
(iing_joe@yahoo.co.id)
Telp: 0857 20287194,
0896 36287194
Pin BB. 289FEEE4
DEAL MODEL AGENCY
Jl. Pelesiran 2, No. 118/25 D
Bandung
Telp: 0813 95444155

TOUR & TRAVEL


DWI TOUR & TRAVEL
Jl. Pajajaran No. 233 B
Telp. +62-821 28186000

ARENA DISCOTHEQUE
Jl. Astana Anyar 49C
Telp: +62.22 4205656

HOSPITAL
SANTOSA HOSPITAL
BANDUNG CENTRAL
Jl. Kebonjati 38 Bandung
Telp: +62 22 4248 333/
8427 7999
Fax: +62 22 8446 8598

EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL
EDUCATION CENTER
Jl. Cimanuk No. 32
Citarum - Bandungwetan,
Bandung 40115
Telp: +62 22 7272519
Jl. Gedung Pinang PT4
Pondok Indah, Jakarta
Telp: +62 21 7652564
UNIVERSITAS WIDYATAMA
Jl. Cikutra no 204 A
Telp: : +62-22-7275855
Fax. +62 22 720299
STIEPAR YAPARI AKTRIPA
Jl. Dr. Ir. Sutami No. 81-83
Telp. +62 22 2011027
Fax. +62 22 2004423
INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI
HARAPAN BANGSA
Jl. Dipati Ukur 80-84,
Ph. (+62-22) 250 6636 /
250 6604 / 250 7901
Fax. (+62-22) 250 7901

AM TRANS: A suite ride


By Fachry Prayasi

long bus ride may no longer


necessarily be boring and
tiresome. Technicians and
craftsmen at Bandung, West
Java-based transportation
agent firm AM Trans have converted the
interior design of its vans and buses into a
five-star hotel-style suite, equipped with
various facilities, to make passenger feel
comfortable.
Homey wooden interior and luxurious
sofas in the buses will make you feel like
being inside a five-star hotel suite. Other
standard facilities include a bathroom
with water reserves of up 300 liters, a
parlor which can function as a meeting

room, various entertainment facilities


such as TV, karaoke set, home theater, and
a massage chair, which will help eliminate
fatigue during your trip.
With a capacity to carry loads up to 17
tons, and equipped with electricity capacity
of up to 5,500 Watt and a perfectlydesigned suspension system to minimize
shocks on the road will help ensure comfy
travel with the AM Trans buses, which are
often used for distant travel across Java,
Bali, and Sumatra islands.
AM Trans offers three types of vehicles.
The silver type is a limousine-concept Elf
van. The gold type is a minibus equipped
with various facilities used for travel on

small roads impossible for large buses.


And the platinum type is a 13 passengercapacity bus equipped with bed rooms
and multimedia player.
The company plans to launch a new
type in 2014 called the titanium, a
12-meter long bus.
According to Dadi Setiadi, General
Manager of AM Trans, some clients used
the companys armada for out of town
events. In fact, some hired the vans or
buses for up to a month. Usually, they
use our buses for ease of travel and
without having to look for hotels, he
said during an interview at the companys
office in the Dago area of Bandung. EB

PICK UP POINT

UNJANI
Jl. Terusan Jend. Sudirman
Cimahi, West Java
Telp. +62 22 6610223
B A N D U N G

GARMENT
ROCKETMAS FABRICS
SUPPLIERS
Jl. Cigondewah Kaler No. 1
Telp: 081809998208

RIAS PENGANTIN

DIVA FAMILY KARAOKE


Jl. Sumatera No.1
Phone: 022-4224666
FB: Diva Karaoke Bandung
Twitter: dfkBandung
OPENING DAILY
11.00 am - 02.00 am

ENTERTAINMENT

Contact Person:
0813 20384202/022-9238004
Pin BB: 220208AD
Email: ayu_makeup_salon@yahoo.com

BEAUTY/HEALTH
DOUBLE EIGHT
BEAUTY AND HEALTH
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 233
Bandung
Telp: +62 22 7304575

FIX KARAOKE
Jl. Banceuy No. 8
Telp. +62-22 4213896

TELECOMMUNICATION

ANEKA PESONA
Jl Dalem Kaum 132
Telp: +62.22 4234035

INDOSAT
Jatinangor Town Square
Jl. Jatinangor No 150
3rd floor (Gadget & Food
Court Area)

TOUR & TRAVEL

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