A Shopper's Paradise

Friday, August 1, 2008

Clipperseep was very excited to learn that I was at Bandung when she called to wish me Happy Birthday last 2 weeks. I received an email from her to describe in detail what Bandung was like.

Let me tell you this. 3 days and 2 nights were not enough. 3 nights? Maybe.

Tangkuban Perahu

So, we arrived in Bandung and was taken to Tangkuban Perahu. This was a volcanic crater. I thought it was dead, but NOO! It was smouldering. It was bubling. I could smell the sulphur and I could see hot molten ash right in the centre. MrGart was petrified actually. Needless to say, we didn't stay too long. First I was afraid of any volcanic movement. Second, I was being harrassed by the peddlers peddling small souvenirs. Lemas and rimas!

We turned down an invite to the nearby HotSpring cos I said I came here to shop. So, off we went. I was lucky that I had Ayu's list of Factory Outlets to attack, when, how and what. We went to Rumah Mode and I was plesantly suprised. It didn't look factory at all. It looked like a very posh place. I loike!

Found a lot of work shirts and non-work shirts for me. Things were at least 75% off prices in KL. Like I get Liz Clairborne's shirt for about RM30-35 when it would've cost me at least RM100 here. And the sizes were kind to me. M fits me perfectly, even with room to spare. Elated, I was.

I didn't get a lot of pictures taken at the FO and MrGart was also busy getting his stuff. We went over to Jalan Dago, after covering Jalan SetiaBudhi and did more FO hoppings.

The first half of the next day was spent at the Pasar Baru. I simply bought about 10 sets of kain batik/kurung with no kerawang, 4 sets of my sutera batik, 10 kain pelekants, telekungs for the girls, and about 5 different adult telekungs. Tercabar mindaku. Very cheap, I think. We had ikan garupa grilled and I thought that was really really nice. MrGart had too mumch time on his hands and snapped plenty of pictures. I, on the other hand was busy who to buy what for.

Trying to hagggle for a better price. A telekung galore definitely.

View of the Dasar floor of the Pasar Baru

Rambang mata tengok sutera. Nak nak dah nak dekat puasa ni. Rembat!

Heh! Bought 3 of these LeSportSac bags for Asha, Aliya and Adani for about RM20 each. A steal, I thought.

The trouble about blogging for something so late after it has happened is that you forget. I can't remember much but I know that we didn't have time to go to the Cihampelas Plaza. Damn! Before we left for the airport, Pak Yanto, our supir took us to the nearest Kartika Sari for some cakes and stuff. I bought a few kuih lapis prunes and 2 boxes of dunno-what-its=called but it's supposed to be thir best sellers. MsRuckus told me at the office later that it was REALLY nice. I never tasted it. I'm just not adventurous.

At Kartika Sari choosing sweet treats to bring home.

All in all I was a happy woman. I got all my stuff that I wanted. My regrets were I didn't have enough time to adequately cover ALL store. I din't buy a lot of stuff for the kids. Just enough to pujuk them since we left them in the care of my mother.

Food stuff in Bandung wasn't my favourite. We had nasi padang for the 2 nights we were there. Not exactly my thing. I ordered Jus Alpokat i.e. avocado juice, blended with cream and dunno what else. Very the creamy. I remembered mama24beas has a penchant for that drink.

I think we'll go away once we run out of clothes to wear.

4 growls by fellow growlers ...:

mosh said...

somehow i read the last line as we ran without our clothes *horrorified!*

mamarawks said...

LOL on mosh!

wah shopping sakan.. now I know who should I get an advice kalau ada rezeki sampai sana...

Gart the Blue said...

MOSH !! screw was supposed to say that!! hahahahahahah .. hilarious though. especially horrorified !!!

mamarawks .. i'm keeping that email just in case I get asked. u shud try .. it's really cheap.

mommy@lif said...

gart... pointers pls...

- where do you stay?
- if just going around FOs, require supir jugak ke?
- is royal dago hotel recommended?
- any tips for first timers? our agenda is only shopping... so we wont be going to safarai or tangkuban perabu etc
muah muah,, tq!