Bandung was a nice place to start to reintroduce ourselves to Indonesia. Here, on Jalan Cihampelas, Yu-Gi-Oh greets visitors to the display of children’s clothing. Jalan Cihampelas is alternately called Jeans Street and it is here that you can find bargains on clothing of all varieties. Modernity has come to the area in the form of the Cihampelas Walk shopping mall. Not the same bargain prices but everything you would want to find in a mall can be found there.
A trip from Jalan Cihampelas to the Bandung Electronic Centre was further than we expected but we got to have a look at some of the city sights that were not in the lists of the guide books.
The Dago Tea House, or Dago Thee Huis for the Dutch, is a great place for a quiet meal in the Sundanese manner.
The Dago Tea House also offers shopping options, including wayang golek.
The items for sale at the Dago Tea Shop are worth a look.
We ended up with a wooden mouth harp, whose Indonesian or Sundanese name I have forgotten.
The Hotel Padma is still a nice place to stay. The hotel has become bigger and the area nearby has seen a lot of new construction since the time the hotel was the Chedi but the service is still first rate. It is still green on the back side of the hotel as well.