Thursday, May 26, 2011

Canary Bakery and Cafe

Canary Bakery and Cafe in Jalan Braga, Bandung
Canary Bakery and Cafe in Jalan Braga, Bandung
A great bakery with various delicious cakes, bread, snacks and ice cream. A bit difficult to find parking space though.
Address and Contact Information
Jalan Braga No. 16
West Java, Indonesia
Phone: +62 22 4232617

From Jakarta To Bandung By train

PT Kereta Api Indonesia , a state-owned company, is the only company who manages railways and train services in Indonesia. The scenery between Jakarta and Bandung is beautiful. The railroad passes mountains and padi terraces. Don't miss this view when traveling by train. Use the AC (air-conditioned) coach if you cannot cope with the tropical heat. Most hotels in Bandung provide free transportation from train station to the hotel. Tell them about the schedule.

Train services
Train namesRoutesCoachesDurationPriceFrequency
Argo GedeGambir (Jakarta) - BandungEKS2h45mRp. 75,0007 (M-F), 9 (Su/Sa)
ParahyanganGambir (Jakarta) - BandungEKS & BIS3h10mRp. 65,000 & Rp 45,0009 (M-F), 11 (Su/Sa)
Argo WilisSurabaya- BandungEKS13hRp. 200,0001
TuranggaSurabaya- BandungEKS12h30mRp. 180,0001
Mutiara SelatanSurabaya- BandungBIS12h40mRp. 120,0001
HarinaSemarang- BandungEKS7h10mRp. 120,0001
Lodaya MalamSolo - BandungEKS & BIS16hRp. 130,000 & Rp. 80,0001 (night)
Lodaya PagiSolo - BandungEKS & BIS15hRp. 150,000 & Rp. 90,0001 (daytime)
  1. EKS = eksekutif (AC), BIS = bisnis (non-AC)
  2. Duration is total duration from end to end station.

Travel with pangalengan

You might think that it's the photos of a place in one of the states in US or in Europe. Well, guess again. It's in West Java, Indonesia. The exact place is Pangalengan. It's really beautiful. It took about two hours by car, but not public car ^^.
Not in ColoradoYou love rafting or other outdoor adventures? Well, you can visit this place and enjoy rafting like I did along with my friends and students. Or you can try flying fox if you love height and speed. Just let out your adrenaline there.

Maybe be you prefer to walk, well, you can take a walk among those tea plantation. The air is still fresh. It gets cold in the afternoon, you might want to wear sweater if you can't stand of cold like me.

Ah, not to forget you can try some fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes. Some farmers go to and from carrying their crops. Those crops surely look very tempting!

About the rafting thing, if you are not an experienced person, no need to be worry since there's some guides who will help you. And the current is not that big, if you come during draught season^^.
beautiful scenics
So, what's with the wait? Refresh yourself there!

Thank you mizu lee for a nice article and photos.
Find mizu lee at leemizu[at] 

Factory Outlets

It was originally meant for export garment (textile) factories that open a store directly in their area so that they can sell with bargain prices. Since it was a big success, many factory outlets without the factory itself were opening in many places in the city, also with bargain price tags. To attract people, they decorated the store with many styles: the colonial style, an old chinese dynasty, etc. Some stores even have a small food court.
Most of factory outlets are concentrated in Jl. Riau, Jl. Dago (Jl. Ir. H. Juanda) and around Jl.Sukajadi-Jl.Setiabudi area. Some of them are listed below:
  • Factory outlets in Jl. Riau: Heritage (inside an old historical building, nice to see also the building), China Emporium (with an old Chinese dynasty setting), SummitOasisMetropolitan,RenarityEmiratesTerminal TasEdward Forrer.
  • Factory outlets in Jl. Dago: Rich & FamousCoconelGlamour,BlossomUptown (with a small kiosk selling a strawberry juice),Dago Stock CentreM&MJustine.
  • Around Jl.Sukajadi-Jl.Setiabudi: Mooi (Jl. Cemara 83), FOS Clothing Gallery (Jl. Setiabudi 73), XO (Jl. Sukajadi 212),Rumah Mode (Jl. Setiabudi 41F), Otten One (Jl. Otten 1), BOS(Jl. Otten), Diaz (Jl. Sederhana mostly shoes), Cat 17 (Jl. Eijkman).
  • Other places: Batian (Jl. Otto Iskandardinata 535, you can find used and new items)