October 12, 2020

Bandung Destination: Lembang Floating Market

Hello! How has everyone been doing? I hope everyone is doing well during quarantine this time. I'm still stuck at home (most of the times) as I write this post, drinking green tea from my favorite mug, listening to Groovy bot on discord (my friend put the playlist), and talking with them. That's pretty much how I spend everyday now, boring? yes :c But I have no choice, Covid has ruined my 2020, my plans and all ใ… ใ…  I was busy pursuing my teacher certification before Covid (I was studying under Keimyung university) and without corona, I should have been sitting in a cozy cafe in Stockholm sipping warm drink waiting for The International 2020 now! But oh well...! 

Anyway, I went to Floating Market in Lembang Bandung in July, I didn't know Lembang was that beautiful, waw I'm amazed! well this isn't my first time in Lembang, just that I haven't really been going to the tourism sites. Most of the times I'll be in Lembang for food or milk (Lembang has delicious fresh milk!) So yeah I'm just gonna photo bomb you with pictures I took that day.

Lembang floating market:

Floating market where local foods, snacks & items like clothing are carried by sellers on boats.

Jl. Grand Hotel No.33E, Lembang, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40391

(022) 2787766 

Open: 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM

The greenish lake is one of the first thing you'd see in Lembang floating market. The entrance ticket was actually really cheap, only USD 2, and you can choose one free drink of warm hot chocolate milo, orange juice, or just soft drinks. That's my niece wearing my jacket btw.

My favorite spot to sit, enjoying a breeze of fresh air with a warm drink, listening to lo-fi music. I could spend hours sitting there, getting busy with watercolor sketching, having intimate time with myself and still being productive. Wow, what could be better? 

Pathway to "Japanese" area, they have that kind of small booth for you to take picture or selfie. You can rent kimonos there. I don't know why they showcase Japanese culture though? I think it would be nicer if it's all about Indonesia's rich cultural traditions. Indonesia has beautiful cultural diversity, which I love.

Trying a 10-15 minutes boat ride over the matcha lake! well lol that's how I called it because the lake looks like matcha green tea to me, don't you think so?

I reallly REALLY enjoy the boat ride, if you ever visit floating market in Lembang you should really try the boat ride.

Assisting my nieces... they were having fun feeding the fishes...

This is the food court area, here you can see a lot of boats, floating, selling all kinds of foods and snacks for you to much on, I love the concept! You can find many traditional Indonesian food & snacks like nasi ketan, rujak, empal, soto, tahu susu (milk tofu) <-- this is my favorite. and many more.

Hehe... my favorite spiral potato

This is nasi ketan... with, I think that's coconut on the top.

Just wanted to take a picture of that cat...

Near "KOTA MINI" there's a lot of tourist attractions, mainly for kids but adult can enjoy too. Riding a mini train, trying to be "mamang becak" you can ride becak, Indonesian traditional cycle rickshaw. Watch 4D (or 3D I forgot) short movies. All surrounded with beautiful natures.

Indonesian Becak!

Feeding the lambs, they love carrots.

This is a famous spot of floating market. too bad I captured it in a bad angle ใ… ใ…  

cosmos flower ♥

Just a random artistic trash bin lol

Ticket to KOTA MINI, another 2USD to get in! Inside you can find cute little cafe and cute European style houses with intricate design filled with attractions. Kids will surely love to explore every little houses in kota mini. There's mirror house, kids playground, the kind of huge playground where you can jump, climb and do all-things-monkey, you know? There's paint ball playground, kids can experience the fun of being a firefighter, catching thief, being a chef, baking cookies, making pastries... and many more things.

a kind aunt gave me free tickets, I gave it to my niece. They were happy lol

Beautiful hydrangea

hahaha my niece said "I can't see anything" and she kept doing that with her mask ๐Ÿ˜…

These are pictures taken from a hotel/restaurant nearby. I forgot the name but I will update my post later. The sunset was really really beautiful. There's one small hanging chair in the corner and I realllly enjoy sitting there waiting for sun to set.

Watching the sun sets is really relaxing, almost therapeutic. I like to listen to lo-fi music while enjoying the moment, admiring how beautiful the sky is, admiring the delicate clouds that move slowly across the horizon. It's magical and it's really inspiring. It fills my soul with gratitude, like, I'm still here breathing. I could spend hours watching and waiting the sun to set. I appreciate the moment when light turns into darkness and when the moon and stars start to shine! I really admire moon too!

Took this pic from my favorite spot 

The leaves are beautiful aren't they? haha that wraps up my moment in Lembang floating market. I'd love to visit floating market again but I think my next destination is The Great Asia Afrika in Lembang. oh! I want to visit the orange garden too, the dekopon orange was so delicious, it was the kind of orange you can find in Jeju island too, the ํ• ๋ผ๋ด‰ (hallabong).