Bogor’s ChinaTown

 Ok this is way overdue but oh well…

A few days (or weeks) before I went back to Malaysia, I went to Bogor’s Chinatown (idk its real name, I kept on calling it Chinatown) with my grandma, uncle and cousin.

That place is crowded. Definitely not a place for you to learn how to drive (D-2 and my instructor thinks that it’s a good idea for me to drive there. I aged 10 years!). People, cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles all in one tiny little space (the Chinatown is near Kebun Raya Bogor and Pasar Bogor; you can imagine the crowd -_-“).

So, on the way there, there are a few mascots that walked around. Some are cute but some are downright creepy.

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What are you? Pooh, Mickey and Ipin?

When I arrived, it was noon and my stomach was rumbling. I have no choice but to find something to eat (this is a total excuse; I will find food first no matter what). There is this restaurant that my mom loves. She has been eating there ever since she moved from Malang to Bogor and dang! I understand why she loves it so much.

One of my fav food is fried rice. I literally eat fried rice wherever I go (be gone lactose intolerance) and of course I ordered a plate of fried rice. Man, it tastes so good! The price makes the taste even better! A huge portion of fried rice and a few shrimps for only Rp 20k (>$3); heck where can you find such a delicious-but-cheap fried rice? Do tell me if you know one 😉

Don’t wanna talk (or write) too long, here are some photos~

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The resto

(Below are Es Campur, Ayam Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Es Teh Manis. My fav foods! <3)

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Stalls(?) around Chinatown

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They sell antique cameras, fireworks, fruits, fritters, remotes, knives, fishes and a lot more ‘useful’ things.

After fueling up the fuels, I went to Pasar Bogor to buy some souvenirs aka wooden bracelets. I’ve been looking for the bracelet all over the place and my aunt told me that they sell it there.

I went there and became overly excited. They have lots of junk foods sold in bulks, accessories sold in bulks (I swear my country love to sell things in a bulk), adorable looking sewing stuff shop, oh and not to mention a lot of ‘dead’ animal bodies all over the place. *note the sarcasm*

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As Allya is a jerk, she became moody after getting what she wants. While waiting for her grandma to stop shopping (for dead animals), she dragged her uncle and cousin outside to snapped some pictures; of her of course~

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Kebun Raya~~~
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A panda between 2 lions
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The big red gate

Well, I guess that is all about this place~ And they sell this delicious green tea (which I forgot to buy in bulks TT^TT) that they say it is good for your body. I maintained my weight thanks to this tea. Hmmm, if I didn’t drink it, I’ll probably be 80 kg or something xD

P.S. The Chinatown’s name is Suryakencana.

Tata~

A Day at PD Hasan; Fabric Shopping

Somehow all the pictures in this post kinda vanished so yeah… It’s a very boring post.


A few days ago, I went to PD Hasan with my grandma.

What in the world is PD Hasan?

Well, PD Hasan is a place where you can buy fabrics at a very cheap price. Like freaking cheap man! I spent all of my monthly allowance there and is now left with just a few bucks TT^TT

That’s that. Before going to PD Hasan, my grandma and I went to this ATM to redraw some money because my grandma knew that this adorable granddaughter of hers shops like a mad man.

After that we went to Baby House; a place where they sell affordable cute baby products

Then we went to PD Hasan~

We went there by taking that thing called Angkot which is one of my fav public transportation here in Indonesia. While everyone dah bosan riding that thing, I am still jakun. I feel giddy every time I ride it xD

During our ride there, this one pengamen (or illegal street musicians) naik. As usual, I ignore them (cruel, I know) but when he started singing BAM! He sounded like Al Ghazali, no! Even better than him! I didn’t know what song it was but I’m pretty sure that it was Al’s song as I’ve heard it somewhere before.

I’ve always had my iPad in my hand during each Angkot ride but that day, I was too lazy to hold it and I can’t believe I lost such a great opportunity to record such a great singing! For the first time ever, I paid a pengamen xD

PD Hasan is inside this village and we have to walk a bit to reach it. When we arrived at the ‘gate’, there were lots of foods!

That thing was RP5k je and it was freaking delicious!!! The weather was hot and it was just perfect!

Those are the fabrics. I was roaming around like a crazy person looking at those fabrics. They’re cheap like cheap CHEAP!!! But after 30 min of running and touching and feeling those things, I was beat -_-“

Waiting for my grandma was tiring. She’s 60ish but she sure can shop! I bought this adorable Batik-ish fabric since I was planning on making some clothes for my friends (until this moment, I still laze around~) and I also bought some fabrics for my teachers; as souvenirs and thank you gift 😉

Lepas shopping duduk sini, minum air kelapa~

Next, we went to this Gado-gado place near the PD Hasan.

The orange juice was amaaaaaaziiiing!!!!!! After drinking some coconuts, drinking it was pure heaven ❤

Practically this trip was about me eating foods around xD Oh and yeah, buying some kain xD

When I went home, I slept awaaaaaay!!!

I just spent RP20k for the foods but as for the other expenses. Tehehehe~~~ Only God knows~

Tata~