Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the Wind longs to play with your hair - Kahlil Gibran
6 May 2010
Jakarta and Bandung
Last weekend I went to Jakarta and Bandung with my sisters. This was the first time that I went out with my sisters and it was really fun! Very tiring though. Being the eldest sister I'm the oldest of them all and really can't keep up with their energy. Yah especially was really a shopaholic - non-stop shopping. I love Bandung - Rumah Mode specially. Its a lovely place - small and very personal yet lots of space to sit and admire the view. And Heritage House as well as Cascade too. Bandung will always be a great place to shop - brand names as well as the local brands - just walk around and you can find what you want. Yah bought some new bagpack style bags in the shape of the famous cartoon characters - Megatron, Darth Vader, Spiderman, even coffins and so on. The kids seem to like it. I got one for Ridzuan my son. Also got some lovely fabric which was really cheap - dirt cheap I'd say! Less than RM5 a meter. But so cool and soft and in such fantastic colours! Very English according to Min's daughter Aisyah.
The picture on the left is of the biggest masjid in Jakarta.
We stayed at the Sukajadi Hotel. Its cheap and really nice and they've renovated so our rooms were all very pleasant. They also overlook the swimming pool. That's what I like about the Indonesians - the swimming pool area is beautifully landscaped, even though its small. Everywhere you go in Bandung you see sometrhing that is beautiful - cool avenues with lots of shady trees, old Dutch bungalows, lots of landscaped gardens...