Bandung: It Might Just Happen Again


Even though, this trip was for work, coming to Bandung fulfilled a small part of a promise I made to myself; Visit more cities around my region (South East Asia). I was there for 3 weeks with a exception of a weekend back in Singapore for a wedding. Apart from the client’s office and the cafe around the hotel, I didn’t managed to see much, having only one weekend to do some sightseeing. I did ate a lot though.

It was also the first time trying out my new camera, the Fujifilm XT-1. Giving up the extreme portability of the trusty X100, that I was so used too, was a big thing and truth be told, I really missed it. However, the images from the XT-1/Fujinon XF23mm 1.2f R combo were too spectacular for me to dwell too long on the past.

DSCF0170 DSCF0171 DSCF0176 DSCF0192I was mostly around the Dago area, but I did managed to head out to Braga for a night of street food. I was lucky enough that it happened to be the bi-weekly Braga Culinary Night. Really like what the mayor of Bandung is doing to rejuvenate the city.

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In terms of the culinary experiences of Bandung, this (below), to me, was the ultimate highlight. Similar to the yong tou foo we have in Singapore, this spicy bowl of MSG-filled noodle was the bomb in a city that is abundant in good food. I want this again. Soon.

Yong Tou Fu at Dago
To be honest, I have no idea when I will be going back to Bandung. It was never part of my travel plans. However, this trip will raise a few questions as to why not. It may not be soon, but, one day, it might just happen.

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