Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jakarta & Bandung Trip Review - Episode 1

Hello all! 
At last, after a few attempts to write, I finally actually sat down in front of PC and starting to write about our family trip, this time to Jakarta and Bandung. again? yes, within 1 year..hehe..last year we went for my bro's convocation. this time around, it is purposely for sightseeing and S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G! I figure that trip to Jakarta and Bandung last year, I managed to write the 1st episode of the trip, and then there was no more..hehe..sorry guys. so this time around, i am so determined to write and review places of interests (ding! shopping point) and also a very personal detail review on each of shop lot at Bandung ( i'll try!)
Let me warn you, this entry was long, and contained a lot of pictures.. so be prepared :)
Okay, enuff rambling, let's go details on the trip. Some background on the trip. This family trip is initiated by my husband who had some regrets over the unbought items from last visit. He did hold a few items, and put back where it belong. and he regret it once he came back to Malaysia and found out that the price was so expensive compared to the one at Bandung outlet. So, he asked me to find the flight tickets, and as usual plan the whole trip. Me, being a very super excited planner, looking for Air Asia flight ticket and couldnt find the one as cheap as we got last year. Rather than booking an Air Asia ticket, i looked for Malaysia Airlines ticket, though a lil bit expensive, but so worth it if you compared the service, the food (definitely if we took Air Asia, we'll buy the food with the airlines)..bought it 3 months ahead, for one whole family, me, my husband, Lissa, Hanie and we brought along my husband's only son, Aizat (from previous marriage), whom Lissa called "Abang Anjat"..so cute!! The trip was from 15th to 22nd May, where we scheduled as below:
15th : Arrived at 5:30 pm - Jakarta - Slept at my brother's house
16th : Trip to Taman Safari Indonesia, Bogor in Cisarua District.
17th : Jakarta - Mangga Dua
18th ~ 22nd : Bandung
22nd : Depart to KL
We arrived at KLIA ealier than we should be just to make sure that we got the seat right next to one another. The flight time was at 4:30 pm, we checked in at 1:00 pm.. early right? we grabbed our lunch at the KLIA food court, along with my dad and mom who sent us. oh, we got 20% discount on the food since my dad is a KLIA staff :D
While waiting for boarding
Lissa was doing her thing, jual mahal!
Lissa with her Abang "Anjat"
Lissa curious - how to open the buckle! I want to get out and do my thing (which is wakil rakyat thingy, sesi beramah mesra)
Finally she managed to get out off her seat and went to her Abg Ajat, busy with the screen looking for more cartoons
Once we arrived, Jakarta was almost dark though it was just 5:30 pm. I already booked a driver, whom they called it "Supir" in Indonesia. He was very friendly and helpful. His driving skill is superb! It took us almost 3 hours to arrive at my brother's house which located at West Jakarta. The traffic was congested badly especially the time was during their after office hour. We were so tired that right after we had a Sunda dinner, we headed off to bed and sleep~~
The next day was exciting. We travelled as early as 6:45 am, going to Taman Safari Indonesia, Bogor.The journey took almost 2 hours. We stopped for breakfast at this one Nasi Padang Restaurant..after the heavy breakfast, we arrived the safari almost at 9:30 am. Oh, some tips if you want to visit the safari. It will be a great one if you drive your own car, rather than going with a bus, because if you go by a bus, you wont get to feed the animals and get really close to them. Also, before you arrive the safari, you'll see along the road a lot of people selling carrots. yes, please buy from them. and a lot! dont just buy 1 stack, you'll regret it when u ran out of carrot.hehe.. we bought 5 stacks with Rp50,000 (equivalent to RM17.00)
Half of the carrot
Right when we bought the ticket, we drove inside the safari. You'll be so amazed with the zebras, deer, llama, camels, elephants and even hippos ate carrots!
The zebra. The hand was my husband's.Lissa and Hanie were screaming at first, afraid of the sudden "attack" by these animals
Look how close the elephants got to them!
The one in front was actually reaching for carrots that we threw
Yes, hippo also loves carrots!
These camels always look smiling! so sweet
Lissa amazed at the deer, and sometimes threw carrots at them.
Lissa : Hey, i managed to feed the deer without screaming!
Hanie: Look, Giraffe! (At last she came near to the window)
Wow! that's a tiger! (yeah, surely we have to make sure our window is completely shuts off before we entered the "danger"zone)
So sweet looking at this. A mom sacrifice her carrot and spent time feed her babies before running towards us for carrot
After we were done tour the safari, we arrived at the main area, waiting for the animal show. The first show was the Elephant Show.
The weather was quite cold and very nice.
Lissa patiently waiting for the show
And the show started!
A big clap for the elephants. Boleh menang award ni ;)
Later after the elephant show, and while waiting for the dolphin show, we went to visit the Reptile House. This is avery big snake (or NEK as Lissa called it)
And Big Lizard!
Outside the Reptile snake, there was an Orang Utan's area. They were making a lot of sound. Lissa still called them monkey :)
This was actually picture from last year, March 11. I was preggy with Hanie.
This is now, Hanie was sleeping..and Lissa pull a long face!
The dolphin show
After that, we took a lunch break. Everybody was tired and sleepy (due to cold weather...lg best duduk dlm blanket..haha)
but then we were stranded inside because it was heavily rain outside. So we had our hot coffee and wait..
After the rain almost stopped, we went for the next show, Various Animal Show, where they even taught  ducks and hens! and even geese! so wonderful
and the Orang Utan came..
Claiming to be a doctor. funny!
Hanie : Melopong~~
Then we rushed off to watch the Tiger show
The tigers were so well-trained. here drinking milk out of bottle
Now they showed how they stand up. Look at the other tiger. He looked so distracted. He kept on looking on that side of the stage, towards audience. Since the announcer said, during this gloomy cool weather, tigers are most likely more active.
Indeed, the tiger jumped on the tree..
Climbing towards the top and reached for the chicken hung on top. I was afraid if the tiger suddenly jumps off the fence...takut tak.. eii..alhamdulillah, nothing happened :)
Later, we headed off down side. it was super cold and the kids were all tired.
Hanie and Me
Love this pix, Hanie trying to get her abah's lollipop
Still trying...
Lissa sempat lagi posed depan restroom!
On the way back. We went back about 5:30 pm. everyone was tired and definitely satisfied with the trip!
Look at the word, instead of saying "potong rambut", they said "pangkas rambut" hehe. another word really makes me laughed was sikat lantai, instead of saying berus or brush :)
OK. enuff already... I will continue in another entry. seemed so long and afraid i bored you :) I'll continue with my review with Bandung Shopping Outlet.
Till then,
xoxo

7 comments:

Nadine said...

wow, bestnya safari kt sana. the animals came really close eh? menariknya! cpt update summore...x sabar nak baca :)

airin diana said...

Yes, sangat best tau Nad. totally different dari any zoo we had in Malaysia. especially for kids, they'll love it! yes, that close. even tigers and lions. tp tak sempat amik gambar becoz so afraid of them and a bit terpegun la :)
Oh, i'll get some other time to write more.. takut panjang sangat and u all boring nak baca je..ehehe

Nurulaizanhusin said...

warh kamu ke kebun binatang ya :-)
pasti sgt capek kan..

Haha tgh practise nak speaking jawo nie, tahun dpn nk g bandung lg huhu

airin diana said...

kebun binatanganya bagus bangat, dong! capek, benar!
haha
spekang jawa la.. mmg senang je.. macet, ngak mau, bisa, kapan, ngapapa..haha

~YUN~ said...

Besnya jalan2!susah x nk travel dgn infants?

airin diana said...

Hello Yun!
Thanks for visiting my humble blog :)
Memang seronok jln2 ni. especially kalau ade visit to zoo ke, yg anak2 kita suka. mmg fun.
Mula2 tu takut jugak la kan budak2 ni buat perangai. Tapi alhamdulillah, kalau kite tau que diorg, insyaAllah, trip dgn kanak2 ribena + baby akan senang. Kalau dia menangis tu, either lapar, ngantuk or yak2..hehe. other than that, ok jeik. klu dia penat, dia tido je.so prepare stroller yg sgt selesa utk dia tido.

Anyway yun, come join the give away. senang je,leave comment with details :)

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