I'm a woman from Malaysia, 29 yrs old, and will go to Bandung on 8 - 11 January 2008 with my husband, my 2 yrs old son, my parents and my father in law (all 3 of them are senior citizens)
My questions are:
1- How about 8-11 Jan 08 at Bandung? Is it public holiday / peak season at Bandung at that time? Can I just book the flight and just walk-in to any hotels at Bandung on the day I arrive?
2- I'm also looking at the possibility to stay either at Sukajadi Hotel / Mutiara Hotel since those are the only hotel offered under Air Asia package which suits my budget. What is the pros and cons of the 2 hotels? Since I'll go with 3 senior citizens, I plan to go to a hotel which is near to the restaurants/shopping area.
3- My mum is interested into textiles (baju kurung, telekung, tablecloth) & handbags (so do I) but all the other men (husband, father, Father-in-law) is more towards jeans, t-shirt . Where are the place should we go?
4- I've heard a lot about Bandung factory outlets. Which one is the highly recommended and must-go list?
5- I intend to hire a car with 'supir'. What is the daily rate for a car / van to accomodate 5 adult & 1 kid? How can I get the cheap hired car with a trusted supir? Is it available at the hotel?
6- Other than shopping, I also plan to go sightseeing. Other than Tangkuban perahu, what is the Bandung attractions? I'll be at Bandung for 4 days and 3 nights. What is the itinerary recommended?