Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Buttons on the move: Bandung III

On second day, we started our day early as we have planned to do touristy thing - visiting Tangkuban Perahu. The journey from Dago to there was long but along the way one can view very picturesque scenery of houses and small plantation of tomatoes, chilies and perhaps corn. field Nothing much to do here but to enjoy the cooling weather, snap photos or shop some souvenirs for loved ones back home. So, don't forget to bring along a jacket.

Many people recommended to try food at Kampung Daun. And we did, with no regrets. It was a lovely eating place with kampung feel. One can enjoy scrumptious food in a very nature like environment, surrounded with plants and trees. There is a small waterfall as well. Good spot to snap photos. I had chicken satay rice and it was yummy...

Once we have taken care of our tummies, next we were all set to satisfy our hunger for shopping. For vintage lovers or thrifters, Pasar Gedebage would be the place for you. Prior to the trip, I have been surfing the Internet (many, many nights) to find information on second hand shops or flea markets in Bandung. I am glad that found out about this market. Bear in mind, that this market is very far from city centre. The journey was near two hours from Kampung Daun to Pasar Gedebage (there was traffic getting through the city). We reached about 3 plus PM and was informed that the market closes at 5 PM. Within almost one and half hour, I bought eight vintage dresses and one vintage top. Vintage top could cost from 10,000 Rupiah to 20,000 Rupiah and vintage dress from 25,000 Rupiah to 35,000 Rupiah. Since it is a market, you can bargain if you buy many pieces! It was the most fruitful day.

We left the market with handful of bags with vintage dresses and a big smile on our faces. Our driver later advised that we should have gone to the market in the morning and visit Tangkuban Perahu later. By doing this, we could shop more... Oh gosh, I could not imagine how many vintage dresses or tops I would have purchased if we spent many hours there.

In the evening, we went for factory outlets crawl. Among the four outlets, I would recommend to check out the Secret and Heritage (according to my travelling companion as I could not recall much). The Secret is more posh with many high end brands and couple of designer brands.

By the end of the day, my newly purchased vintage dresses were on mind and I could not wait to get back to our room to try on the clothes on properly. Thrifting was so much fun that shopping in factory outlets, well at least for me. As for the next day, checking out shoes at Jalan Cibauyut was on our itinerary...

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