I’m back from my Bandung trip. It was the first time ever both me and hubby left the kids. I thought it was gonna be allright but I was shamelessly crying throughout the ERL journey. How can I stand not being mushy when my 4 year old son hugging me tightly with tears rolling down his cheek plus the sight of Nabila extending her arms asking me to take her along makes my inner spirit mellowed. But we made the right decision by not bringing them since our main intention was to shop till we drop.
At first I wanted to type a short and simple blog about this trip but ‘googling’ around for the past 2 weeks searching for info on Bandung rather make me wanna write more. Who knows, with this lil’ info, some will benefit.
20th October 2010 was a cloudy day. Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung is rather small and old. Taxis are everywhere outside the airport. We managed to arrive at the hotel after 20-25minutes driving time at a cost of 40,000 rupiah (RP) ~ RM14.20. Oh ya before that keep aside RP75,000 for the airport tax plus another RP60,000 for the taxi incase 'macet' @ jammed or flooded, they'll charged you more! With that aside, you can go on with your shopping spree without any hesitation.
We picked New Sany Rosa Hotel at Jalan Hegarmanah for our 4D 3N stay which is at the junction of Jalan Setiabudhi and Jalan Cipaganti. Just a brisk walk of 5 minutes, you can start to shop at the most famous Factory Outlet in town – Rumah Mode. That’s the first place where me and hubby started throwing our ‘millions’ around! In 3 hours, we spent RP3.800,000. I was like wooo…do we have enough cash to last for another 3 days.
Shopping at Rumah Mode was heaven! I love the place, the whole ambience was simply irresistible. Even outside, the place was beautifully landscaped. It makes you wanna relax. There's a cool cafe for you to lay back. You might wanna try 'Pisang Bolen', its quite yummy. This had become my favourite place. I could find tops like cardigans, blouses, capri pants, branded jeans, spaghetti straps at affordable price. If you always shop at Zara, TopShop, GAP, Isetan then this is the place for you to go. Even the men section is full of up-to-date apparels. Office attire, rowdy tees, bermuda, jackets, pyjamas.. you can find absolutely everything here.
Ahh..then come the kids section. Wolaaa...if shopping is an exam, i'm pretty sure all the ladies will score A++! Clothing under 2 years are marvellous. Cute, different, outstanding, new design, branded, you name it you got it. I have to keep my hands at my sides otherwise i'll be putting each garment into my shopping bag. Its cheap and Rumah Mode dont compromise on quality. I think Rumah Mode has to give me discount card for promoting them 'kaw kaw' heheheh..I'll post some of Rumah Mode pix later.
Right now my eyes is partially awake and my brain is 90% asleep so i gotta pen off for now. In another episode perhaps. Sayonara.