Friday, February 8, 2013

Visit to Kampung Gajah Wonderland - North Bandung

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The northern part of Bandung is a mountainous area with beautiful nature. This area has a lot of tourism object that can be visited where one of them is the Kampung Gajah Wonderland, located at Km 3.8 Sersan Bajuri Road. If you’re coming from Bandung, take a left turn to Lembang right after Ledeng bus terminal.

Kampung Gajah
Kampung Gajah brings the concept of one-stop recreation for children and adults. With an entrance fee of Rp 20 thousand, and attraction combo ticket Rp 150 thousand for weekdays and Rp 200 thousand on weekends and holiday.

There are about 36 rides at 60 acres area that you can explore. There's Formula go kart, Sky View, Cross, Segway, 4D Rider, Delman Royal, Mini ATV. There are also adrenaline games such as ATV Adventure, Tubby Slide, Sky Rider, and more. Kids can play at children playground or at Teletubbies house. They also can enjoy pony riding or drive mini go cart. But if you are looking for the elephant riding, this place just only has elephant statue at its entry (I think they give name of this park as a kampung gajah from this statue). Just nice for taking photo with it.

mini formula go kart

Kampung Gajah also offers a Water theme park that will bring more excitement for you and your children.  Prepare to bring the changes. Since Kampung Gajah is located at the highlands, the weather is usually cool.

phony riding at kampung gajah

This place also has many types of local, oriental and western culinary, you can try snacks such as dumplings, batagor, grilled sausages, Lolly ice, jelly ice and Sundanese food available there. Enjoy the food with mountain view.

Happy Holiday.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seeing iron meteorite in Bandung Geology Museum Indonesia

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Geological Museum was established on May 16, 1928. The museum has been renovated with a grant from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Located at 57 th Diponegoro street, Bandung, West Java, and close to the provincial government building of West Java know as “the Gedung Sate”.

T-Rex fossil
Geology Museum has an area of about 2000 m2 divided into several exhibition halls on the first floor and second floor. It stored geological materials, such as fossils, rocks, minerals and meteorite.  All of them were collected during fieldwork in Indonesia since 1850.

Ground Floor

Orientation chamber contains geographical map of Indonesia in the form of relief widescreen on geology activities, booths providing information services, and booths that provide education and research.

The West Wing chamber, known as Indonesia Geology chamber which presents information about the hypothesis of the earth in the solar system, mock-up model of the movement of the plates active earth's crust, and various fossils and human history according to Darwinian evolution.
This chamber also showcased various types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), minerals, and crystallographic arrangement in the form of panels and original props. This chamber also showcase Indonesia's geological research activities including the types of equipment / supplies field, mapping and research facilities as well as the results of the activities


Second Floor

The center chamber and the east side one on the second floor is used for geologist at human life demonstration.

fossil

Middle chamber contains mockups world's largest gold mine, which is located in the Middle Mountains of Irian Jaya. Gransberg open pit which has reserves of about 1.186 billion tons, with a content of 1.02% copper, 1.19 grams gold / tonne and silver 3 grams / tonne. Some examples of original rock Irian Jaya (Papua) are arranged in a glass mockups. Miniature tower of oil and gas drilling are also exhibited here.


mammoth fossil


Hippo Fossil

iron meteorite

iron meteorite at Geological Museum






Reference: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Geologi_Bandung
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A beautiful white crater at Ciwidey in Bandung - Indonesia

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At Ciwidey, you can see a beautiful white crater or called Kawah Putih by locals, it is located at the outskirt of Bandung, west Java, Indonesia. It is around 46 km or approx. two to three hour ride (depend on traffic) from Bandung. You are required to pay an entrance ticket fee of IDR 15,000 per person and an additional IDR 5,000 for motorcycles. From the parking lot, you'll go on a short walk up and down the stairway path to the crater whereby you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and many varieties of trees along the


Photo credit: http://www.pbase.com/archiaston/kwah_putih&page=2

Along the path to the crater there would be many locals selling you small pouches of sulfur that they claimed can be a remedy for your skin problem. There are also locals selling your maskers as the sulfur odor around the crater is quite strong, so if you are not too keen with the strong odor, you might want to bring along a shawls or masker.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Cowboy style at The Ranch, Lembang - Bandung Indonesia

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De Ranch (or The Ranch) is a tourist spot in the mountainous area at Jalan Maribaya, Lembang, Bandung, West Java. It is also close to Juanda Forest Park. The cool mountain air and green grass really makes this area a much visited spot by tourists. De Ranch itself offers a cowboy style recreation spot that inspired from America. There are many activities you can do with your children here.



The most popular among visitors is pony ride. You will be dressed up like a cowboy complete with hat, leather vest, gaiters and shoes, the hop on a pony and trot around the ranch. With a wooden house serves as the local cowboys station, horses in stables make you and the kids enjoy cowboy time. After touring around on horseback, many children are reluctant to stop. 

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