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Cultural Visit to Bandung with UI Creates

Last February, I went to Bandung with UI Creates students. UI Creates is a short course program from University of Indonesia for international students. At that time, the participants were from Japan, China, and Philippine.

We departed from Depok to Bandung at 6.30 AM by bus. Fortunately, there was no traffic jam so we could arrive in Bandung at 11.30 AM. Before we went to Saung Angklung Mang Udjo, we had lunch at Sederhana Pasteur Restaurant first. We ate Nasi Padang. For some students, it was their first time trying Nasi Padang. They said it was delicious.

Then we went to Saung Angklung Mang Udjo. It took more than one hour to go there from the restaurant. At 2.45 PM, we arrived at Saung Angklung Mang Udjo. We had to wait for the performance because it started at 3.00 PM. Before the performance started, we bought some souvenirs and tried to play Angklung in the souvenir shop. At exactly 3.00 PM, the show started. Not only Angklung performance, there were also Arumba and Calung performances. We sang, danced and learnt to play Angklung together during the performance.

After we watched the show, we went to Soerabi Imoet to get dinner. We ate Serabi which is traditional pancake made from rice flour with coconut milk or shredded coconut. It usually tastes sweet, but there is another savoury version that uses oncom as the topping. In Soerabi Imoet, there is a variant of Serabi with Durian topping. That was the first experience eating Durian for some of my friends. After we had dinner, we went to our hotel which is not too far away from Soerabi Imoet to get some rest.

The day after that, we started the day with getting breakfast at the hotel. Then we departed to Dusun Bambu at 7.45 AM. From the hotel, we spent more than one hour on the way to Dusun Bambu. After we arrived, we walked around the park to explore. It was very refreshing. There were a lot of various  flowers bloomed at that time. We also saw some fields with rice plants. My Japanese friends and I tried to ride a traditional boat. After we spent enough time there, we had lunch and returned to Depok.

We were very tired when we arrived in Depok, but we had a lot of fun during the cultural visit. It was very nice to go to Bandung and I hope I can go there again sometime.


           Some years ago, my friends and I climbed the mountain which was not far from our home. We gathered in Diko’s home to prepare the food, utensil, tent and others. After all the climber members had gathered , we decided to start to go there at 5 p.m.

           Along the ascent, we told about funny story, sang and sometimes stopped our weakness. Around 6 , we stopped to give change everyone to do the maghrib pray. At 7 We continued climbing until 9 night. Finally we got the top of the mountain, we prepared to set the tent, for girl prepared the dinner. After finishing all, we went bed.

 Next day, we woke up earlier at 4 a.m, it meant to see the sun rise, we were so amazed to see it directly through the mountain. While enjoying the sun rise view, the girls prepared the breakfast and the boys made the out bond games for us. Around 8, we finished having breakfast and continued having games. There were moving stone game, blowing the balloon and “bakiak”. I followed all the games, it was so fun.

           The time showed 1 p.m, it was time to us to go back from the mountain. We tidied all and walk down the mountain. We felt so happy after climbing the mountain. Many experiences we got there, friendship and what a wonderful world. I hope can get there again next time although I will never know.

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