Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shopping in Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung is a resort city in Indonesia. It is located on the island of Java near Jakarta. The city will be jammed with people from Jakarta during weekends. Among the attractions of Bandung are shopping streets especially factory outlet which sell or offer cheaper products, the Pasar Baru (Trade Centre) and Paris Van Java shopping complex.

There are many factory outlets which sell ready made clothes and other accessories. Those outlets are concentrated along Jalan Riau and Jalan Dago. For example those located at Jalan Dago  have names like Episod Fashion House, Grande Resort Outlet, Jetset, Uptown, Blossom Family and Donatello (shoe shop).At Jalan Cihampelas, you will find cheap jeans. However, original jeans are found at Tokoh Tiga. 

Pasar Baru at Jalan Ottista offer more products in one building. The 8 storey Pasar is an attraction to locals and visitors. It offers cheap clothes, textiles, interior decor materials, bags, souvenirs and other dried food. 

While Paris van Java at Jalan Setiabudi offers upmarket product. It also has franchise food outlets. This shopping complex is modern with amenities. Large parking areas are available.

Jalan Cihampelas, superman is an attraction. 

Bandung, a view from the top of Pasar Baru.

One of the popular mode of transport in Bandung.

Rumah Mode, one of the factory outlets in Bandung. This outlet looks serene with greenery and local furnitures for the patrons to sit and relax.

The wall at Paris van Java. The picture on the canvas is the picture of the entrance to this shopping complex. Note the parking gate.

Mobile food stalls are common.

If you want to visit these shopping areas, you can take a taxi or mini vans. If not just walk. If you prefer to walk, find an accommodation near to these places. Happy travel.

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