I LOVE INDONESIA ! Most of my travelling journey covers that country .
I have yet to discover Medan , Makassar , Lombok and etc . But Surabaya, Bandung, Bali , Jakarta, Madura , Batam , Kuta , you don’t say siaa . I’ve been there and I will always go there again . Whenever I am at any Indonesia countries , I feel at home. It’s like my second home and this is where I belong . huahauaha . I can make friends and I dare to walk alone in their streets . To top it off , my solo trip is Indonesia and I never regret one bit of it . In fact , still thinking of my next solo trip there . I have a second family in Jakarta . The capital of Indonesia . So whenever I go there , I will stay at their house to shop and shop and eat.
The three of them at the front is my second family . From left , Andi , Nunik and bapak . At the back , that’s Rusydi . He is Nunik’s fiancee and they are getting married soon this december and he is a Singaporean . Jauh kan her jodoh . haha . Adam considered them as family also .Love them very very much . How i know them semua long story eh but it was indeed a good one . What’s with the sudden Indonesia thing kan , well its all about the wedding preps too . U all surely know how Indon currency is way lower and their things is way cheaper than singapore .
I’m having thoughts of flying there next year , somewhere early of the year to settle few of my wedding preps . This is what I have in mind ,
1. Wedding Invites
2. Wedding Favors / Berkat
3 . Items for Dulang Gubahan
4 . Kain for the family and also bridesmaid
But the problem is , I have to consider how many bags I need to bring and also whom I might consider to bring together fior the trip . My Mother is a must lah kan apart from Adam . I might bring my father or just have extra luggages for all that I’m planning to buy . Add on baggage is a must . If it’s confirmed , these is the place that I will visit to do my purchases .
( For the wedding invites ) – To be confirmed as Cards in Malaysia might seem to be of the same price but diffrent design and quality .
The four above pictures were send by Nunik when she went over to buy her wedding berkat to be brought here . Ceramic cup are being sold at $0.50 and having a box with customise name, you just have to add 20 cent . Best thing they have stocks , so if I happen to go there to buy like 500 pieces . They would have stocks but the downside is that , having a fragile item to be brought home might take a lot of risk unless u hand carry . hahahaha . So that also have to take into consideration.There was a lot more items and pictures that she send me , so roughly i have time to think .
Next is the dulang gubahan items and kain for the family and bridesmaid . In Indonesia , you can choose between Bandung and Jakarta to do this . I was quite young when I went to Bandung so I never really had an experience to borong there . But Jakarta , i tawaf the place like so many times. The place I’m talking about for this Tanah Abang . I remember when I came with Adam , we went straight from the airport with our luggages . From one 2 luggages , we had this really big shopping bag aka bag makcik2 keropok . I literally went crazy in Tanah Abang . Apa taknya , 1 metre of lace kain is only $1.50 . Prada lace was only $10 per metre when in Arab Street , the lowest was $30 per metre . I had everything that I laid my hands on .
I bought telekung , kain pelikat , baju tidur butterfly and casual wear for my mother from my last visit. So I knew Tanah Abang would be an ideal place , in case my trip is confirmed to buy all the wedding stuffs there . It was like just yesterday , i just came back from there , Miss the bakso , the morning porridge campur , martabak and the seafood dishes .
Apart from Tanah Abang , you can visit Mayestik Jakarta , another shopping heaven for kain-kain and etc . Bandung is also another popular spot , you can sight seeing and shop at the same time . Not sure about their price diffrences but you ladies can ask around for opinions . So the question is
TO GO OR NOT TO GO ??
HAHAHAAH . Insyalllah if time permits and rezeki ada , confirm plus chop . I go .