Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ciwalk, BIP, Braga, Cimall, Indonesia

Let's go to the mall, everybody!

Come on Jessica, come on Tori,
Let's go to the mall, you won't be sorry
Put on your jelly bracelets
And your cool graffiti coat
At the mall, having fun is what it's all about

I haven't done my homework yet (That's OK!)
And you know how my parents get (Whatever!)
I don't care,'cause all my friends are gonna be there
Let's go to the mall today

Everybody come and play
Throw every last care away
Lets go to the mall, today
Lets go to the mall everybody!

There's this boy
I like Met him at the food court
He's got hair like Gretzky
And he does jumps on his skateboard
I hope he asks me out
Takes me to my favorite spot
It'll be just him and me
(But don't forget the robot)

Dad says I'm too young to date (Lame!)
But baby, I don't want to wait (Let's do it!)
That's OK, I'm going to rock your body anyway
I'm going to rock your body 'til Canada Day

Everybody come and play
Throw every last care away
Let's go to the mall today

I went to the mall with a couple of friends
I had a whole week's allowance to spend
 I want hoop earrings and a Benetton shirt
We came here to shop and we came here to flirt
I turned around and who should
I see Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
He said, "Young lady, I don't approve."
So I had to get down and bust a crazy move
Hit it Fred, come on
Let's go to the mall

Let's go to the mall, everybody!
Everybody come and play
Throw every last care away
Let's go to the mall today

Everybody loves the mall!
Everybody come and play (Yeah!)
Throw every last care away (I love my hoop earrings!)
Let's go to the mall today 

Extra-velganzer, lyrics above tell a little story about my activity in day 4 (The song came from Robin Scherbatsky - My Lovely TV Drama Show "How I meet Your Mother"), or the last day i spend in Bandung. So what I am going that day. Yes, of course, Lets go to the Mall spend the day and at the same time feeding the “ Hungry Eyes”. You know that sometimes Mall have unexpected temptation and sometimes seduce us to confirm it with “BUY”…hahahaha.
Ciwalk, BIP, Braga, Cimall, Indonesia
 So, my journey in 8 hours before left bandung started in CIWALK (Cihampelas Walk). This mall located near Surapati. I love the concept of this mall is just like you walk in old town where the shops sell their products near the street (Maybe that’s the reason they called this shopping center with “Walk” not “Run”). The street laid on between one complex of shops with the others. In the middle of the street you will find trees grow freely, how amazing isn’t it. Don’t ask me about anything in Mall, most of the mall is just like the others, sell clothes, fast food restaurant, sport shops, etc. for me, Mall is just place for hangout. I do agree with my self that I would not spend a lot of money here because iam not interested, I just want to capture the moment in Ciwalk and thats what iam get.
Ciwalk, BIP, Braga, Cimall, Indonesia
 So after visiting the Cihampelas Walk we are moving forward to the Bandung Indah Plaza (BIP) this mall located in a down town of Bandung, I am not really sure about where is the exactly position of this mall but my instict said that this place located near the Riau Street Crossroads, asking me where is the Riau Street, and I will say still in Dago Steet (Dago is The Best). This Mall is huge, its just like a big cube and then you put some space for shops. Adding some attractive door with human sensor, put some Baliho/Billboard, and here it is Bandung Indah Plaza. a little bit crowded when I visited it if I have to compared with the previous Mall. So I decided to eneter some fast food restaurant to order fried chicken. After that. Iam just left the mall because I have very strict agenda today.
Ciwalk, BIP, Braga, Cimall, Indonesia
 My journey continue to the Braga Mall. Iam not quit sure if it is place can be called as a Mall, beside it only have few shops, the visitor mostly can be counted with my 3 fingers. Iam just preassume that this place actually is shopping center provide for the residence of the apartments. Because beside being a shopping center this place also provide apartment to be sold or to be rent. I am not doing anything much over here. I am just looking for shoes because in this place you can get branded shoes with “Italic” price. For your information, if you exit by walk from Braga Mall you can see fun-tastics view. Because the road near this place is very unique, made from conblock and the building around is very old.
Ciwalk, BIP, Braga, Cimall, Indonesia
 The last mall I visited is Cimahi Mall (CIMALL). This mall located in administrative area in Cimahi. Near bandung of course, it’s about 15 minutes more or less to be there. The mall is not quite big, mostly like Braga Mall but bigger. The shops not quite much I think. Iam not quite pay attention because the truth I hang out here is just to taste the food in Gokana Tepan Resto, How awesome right.
My journey in west java finally finished. After visit Cimahi Mall, I will continue my journey to the East Java. So I will suggest you not to get bored because you will find so much unforgettable story from journey. Just believe.
How To Get To The Malls
To be there, you should already arrive in bandung. There is direct flight to Bandung from Jakarta if you plan to get there by Plane. You can take a cab from Husein sastranegara Airport to travel around the mall.
        If you backpacker traveller and you are enjoy traveling by Bus or Train then soon you arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport you can order  travel to Bandung in outside exit door of the airport. The price is 125.000 Indonesian Rupiah or around $12.5. just say to the travel agent that your final destination is in “whatever the mall you want to visit first”, they will take you directly at your destination
You can also reach the mall with Train from Jakarta. Just take a bus in front of the Soekarno Hatta Airport soon you arrive, this bus will take you to the Gambir Train Station. From gambir you enjoy your traveling by train. This train will stop in Kota Bandung Station. From this point you can take mass transportation such as Omprengan/Angkot “A mini Version Bus” or you can use Cab.

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