Friday, July 20, 2012

Bandung 4D/3N Trip with Children during Hari Raya

Bandung is actually quite a nice place to visit for families with children, but it is often under the radar of most people. This is a simple itinerary for my brother's family to consider.

What To Do In Bandung:

1. Trans Studio Theme Park, Bandung
Trans Studio is a great indoor theme park, claiming to be the largest indoor theme park in the world! It has 20 rides and a variety of shows, divided into 3 different and unique zones.

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Entrance fee to Trans Studio Bandung :
- Monday to Friday : Rp. 150,000 (RM50)
- Saturday, Sunday/holiday : Rp. 200,000 (RM66)
Additional charge for VIP Access : Rp. 200,000 (RM66)

2. Tangkuban Perahu Volcano and Kampung Daun Restaurant
Day trip up the mountains to see a dormant volcano, and have tea with breathtaking views of the city
Tangkuban Perahu
Dining area of Kampung Daun

Very cooling environment at the top of the mountain

View from the table

Our meal, mix of Indonesian and Western food

 3. Shopping for the mummies
Bandung is a haven for factory outlets. The newest and biggest mall is called Bandung Supermall (BSM for short). It also contains an amusement park for kids, complete with roller coaster and Ferris wheel.
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For street like shopping, try out the Paris Van Java mall.
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Where to stay?
Top-rated on Tripadvisor is Hilton Bandung. Cost RM752/night without breakfast

Second choice is The Amaroosa, RM599/night with breakfast

How to get to Bandung?
AirAsia flies direct to Bandung from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

How is the weather like?
July and August are the driest months in Bandung. Temperature is a pleasant 23°C all year round.

How much would it cost?

For Teh family:
18-21 Aug 2012 on AirAsia
QZ7598    KUL-BDO    1545-1650    RM365
QZ7597    BDO-KUL    1455-1800    RM208
Total airfare per person = RM573 x 3 person = RM1719

The Amaroosa Hotel @ RM599/night x 3 nights = RM1797
Total airfare + hotel = RM3516

For Chan family:
18-21 Aug 2012 on AirAsia
QZ7976    SIN-BDO    0900-0950    SGD170
QZ7971    SIN-BDO    1115-1355    SGD171
Total airfare per person = SGD341 x 3 person = SGD1023

The Amaroosa Hotel @ RM599/night x 3 nights = RM1797 = SGD716
Total airfare + hotel = SGD1739

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