The last time i sent this similar posting, my family ended up not going for our short trip due to work commitments.
Now i am determined not to let anything get in the way again. So I'm trying to make the best out of my trip this time.
I have came up with a tentative itinerary. Experts - feel free to give me yr input ok??
5D4N to Jakarta / Bandung / Puncak
1st day - hopefully we will reach hotel by 4pm local time. Hang out at the local malls ie. Plaza Indonesia & Plaza Senayan etc.
2nd day - Go shopping in Bogor in the morning and back to the city malls (or Mangga Dua)
3rd day - Go to Bandung / Puncak via the expressway. Stay overnight.
4th day - Go back to Jakarta thru the other route. Stop by at Puncak Pass... And Taman Safari and back to hotel.
5th day - Home Sweet Home
1. My main aim is to shop and eat and shop and eat.. haha. Heard that the shopping in Bogor and Mangga Dua is a must. How far apart is Bogor and Mangga Dua? Can i shop at both places on the 2nd day?
2. Which are the gd recommended hotels? Preferably somewhere smack in the heart of the city to minimize travelling time etc. My budget is abt 100 - 150 SGD (600,000 to 900,000 rupiah)?
3. Food wise - From my previous posting, i have been recommended to go to Kelapa Gading area. Is tat a mall? I have also been told to check out the Bakmi Gajah Mada and Ayam Mbok Brek and of course the many2 Nasi Padang eateries. ANy others i shld check out? Any nice places to eat in Puncak , Bogor?
4. What time do the malls close? Any other places of interest that I shld include? Are there any Botanic Gardens in the city or Bandung or Bogor?
ANy advice is greatly appreciated.