Category Archives: Bandung & West Java

Go (Glamorous) Camping

Let’s put it this way: I’m not a big fans of camping. Too much hassles of building the tent, taking gas stove and all canned food, cooking utensils. And most of all, to have less decent toilet. That’s why, when my son want to go camping, I only have one condition: I will only going to do Glamorous Camping, or more commonly known as Glamping.

Uniform Tent
Camping site at Tanakita, at the foot of Mount Gede, Sukabumi, Indonesia

In Glamorous Camping, the campsite owner basically take care of your needs, from food, building and tearing down the tent, and setting up the bonfire. All you need to do is bring yourself, and some personal stuff like soap and medication. Don’t forget to bring some marshmallow too.

At the Raft's End
Bamboo Raft at Lake Situgunung, Sukabumi, Indonesia

To be honest, this camping trip is the first in the last 22 years. I kind of enjoy the camping trip. I enjoyed sleeping in nature, with nature’s sound instead of Air Conditioner, wake up early watching the sunrise in the fresh cool mountain air, and the morning hiking to the most secluded beautiful place accessible only by foot. And Glamorous Camping site provide just what I need to go back to nature

This post is made in response to WordPress Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Nu Art Bandung, Indonesia

Nyoman Nuarta, as the name suggest, is a Balinese. His is sculptor and one of his well known works is the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Bali, which is yet to complete. Yap, he is the designer of the huge statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, located around 4km south of Kuta, Bali.

If you think Garuda Wisnu Kencana is great, wait until you visit his gallery in North Bandung, West Java. The 3ha area is divided into indoor gallery and outdoor sculpture park, hosting many of his works of statues, not only made from stone, but also from steel. One of his best works is the big woman statue, entirely made from steel for concrete.

There is a small coffee shop at the back of the complex. Try the Coffee Aroma, a local coffee brand, and with the view of the sculpture park, a really nice laid back place to enjoy an evening.

Admission is free. There is a souvenir shop, where you can buy his smaller works, including the replica of completed Garuda Wisnu Kencana. On the 2nd floor, there is a small bookshop, mostly books about Indonesian Sculpture Arts.

Address:
Nu Art Sculpture Park
Jl. Sutra Duta Kencana II/11, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia 40151
Phone: +62 22 2017812, 2017816, 2020414
Website: http://www.nuarta.com/park.htm
Email: [email protected]