Thursday, July 8, 2010

kembara bandung [day 3] - 280610

(Nurul, Aina, Mai, Amy, Yati)
Malaysian friends!
They are very very very friendly. With lotsa talking too!
No wonder Mai suits them well! Haha~

my third day begun early. rent toyota avanza with supir (driver) for half day duration, which had cost us Rp 300,000. quite cheap for 6 person! went to Mount Tangkuban Parahu. It is one of the active volcanoes in the world. Actually, it is near to the city, but the problem here in Indonesia is, the roads, were not really good. Bukan jer bersimpang-siur sebab itu kan kawasan bukit, tapi siap berlopak-lopak juger laa sikit-sikit.. But those did not matter much! As long as I can go to this volcano, I would be satisfied! Why? Coz people said, "If you go to Bandung and you don't go to Tangkuban Parahu, it means that you have not really go to Bandung yet". That is what people said! Not me! Haha~

at the entrance, we were shocked coz the person in charge asked us to pay about Rp 300,000 for the entrance fee! 6 tickets for Rp 300,000?!!! So expensive! but after they were showing their ma3x card, we only had to pay Rp 100,00. One third of the initial entrance fee!!! What a suprised?! [I got escaped!!! Haha~]

As I got down from the car, I could smell the unpleasant sulfur!

Trip members!

This is what I got from Wikipedia. Almost similar to what Aina (one of Mai's housemates who is also studying in ITB) had been storytelling us, but of course, Aina's story was much more detail!

The name translates roughly to "upturning of a boat" or "upturned boat" in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of "Dayang Sumbi", a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son "Sangkuriang" for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting. In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to build a dam on the river Citarum and to build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buta hejo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban perahu from the hull of the boat.

Big thanks to Aina for the great story you told us! :)

hot and spicy steamed potatoes, veggies, and siew mai

betapa lakunya makanan yang dijual mak cik ni!

so, where's the Tangkuban Perahu or the upturned boat?

it should be there!
but look at the fogged mountain!
the boat was hidden!

these are the burned & blackish trees.
might be due to the high content of sulfur in this volcanic area.

and yet, it is still flowering!

the volcanic crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu

with Amy.
we were the first timers!!!

Aina & Amy
and of coz, with the other tourists...

It was quite cold, but the one behing me was wearing short!
I bet the hairs would be standing still... You know, as to maintain the body heat! haha~

the crowd!

zooming in; they are Malaysians!

the hardworking men!

we paid their hardwork!
each scarf costs us Rp 10,000 only!
in other words, it means RM 3.63 only!

the musholla

after Mount Tangkuban Perahu trip, stopped by to have our lunch. Dare to have Sate Ayam despite ....

the hanged chicken head!

my lunch; Sate Ayam! :P

after that, went to Sari Ater Hot Spring Resort, or better known as Ciater!

ITB friends! sweet sweet memories!

is this candid?

one of the hot springs there.
met a sweet couple from Johor here!

Mai wanted to jump, but into this shallow hot spring!
Aina, you should let Mai's hands off! haha~

peace for flying fox!!! owh yeah!!!

Aina & Amy
fear to height?
tried to be fearless!

haunted house!

went for ATV, but it closed!

nevermind, still can try it out at Sunway Lagoon! :)

mas tebar murtabak yang comel! haha~

murtabak manis!
macam apam balik jer rupanya!!!

our Rp 17,000 dinner
sedap & manis!!!
dan besar jugak!!!

See! Traveling is not only about having fun, but it is a source of obtaining knowledge as well! Not only that, it is also about learning the background of the people from other places.


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