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Holiday in Puncak: Taman Bunga Nusantara

10 Jul

Taman Bunga Nusantara is also a good place for family holiday destination in Puncak, West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is like a huge amusement park but with flowers as attraction. Not only it has flowers, but also:

1๏ธโƒฃ Peacock Plant-Statue

The welcome plant-statue for visitors who enter the entrance. Can you the peacock’s tail beautifully design from flowers on the ground? ๐Ÿ™‚

2๏ธโƒฃ Water Garden

It is called Water Garden because there is a pond and swimming gooslings on the pond.

3๏ธโƒฃ Maze Garden

The maze is made of from plant. It is too big that we decided not to come into the maze, remembering we came with Baby O (no stroller and no carrier) and Baby O’s grandparents. So we just see the beautiful maze from the control tower. ๐Ÿ˜€

4๏ธโƒฃ Musical Fountain

This is not just ordinary fountain. This is a water-dancing fountain along with the musical music that play along in the area. Baby O had so much fun in here ๐Ÿ™‚

5๏ธโƒฃ Rose Garden

Can you see the arches? They make up the rose garden beautifully. I bet many couples took pre-wedding photos here. ๐Ÿ™‚

6๏ธโƒฃ Play Park

Baby O’s first time experience riding a horse, unfortunately still accompanied by me. Because husband is afraid of horse ๐Ÿ˜… And Baby O liked it very much. He always rewatch the video of him riding the horse at home every night before bed ๐Ÿ˜‚

7๏ธโƒฃ And many more ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

If we google “Taman Bunga Nusantara” or open its official website (click here), the pictures are far more beautiful than pictures in this blog. The park is indeed beautiful, but somehow it is hard to take beautiful pictures there with using selfie stick. Perhaps we might need to use drone so we can capture the beauty from above. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and it was crowded when we went there on eid fitr holiday this year. We thought it was because of the eid fitr holiday, turned out we went there at the exact same time and date with Mr. President and his family (Mrs. First Lady and Ms. First Daughter) visit. No wonder it was too crowded. Can you count how many guards that came along with him? ๐Ÿ˜‚


Holiday in Puncak: The Ranch Puncak

3 Jul

The Ranch Puncak in Mega mendung area, newest favorite place in puncak. It was just newly launched during eid fitr holiday this year. Visitors need to pay entrance fee, but we get free milk in return, or could be treated as food & drink coupon. Yeay! ๐Ÿ˜†

The Ranch Mega Mendung is a combination of restaurant and playground. The restaurant offers tasty Taste of Bandung food, yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹. While the playground in The Ranch Mega Mendung is rather a family playground than just kid playground because there are so many attractions that could be done as a family. Or at least parents and their kids. Such as:

1๏ธโƒฃ Horse riding

Only those who are 90cm tall may ride it, so Baby O was still not allowed to. Kids who are still afraid to ride alone can be accompanied by adult from below.

2๏ธโƒฃ Feeding the calves

Which Baby O was afraid of. It was his first time experience seeing any calves, let alone feeding them. ๐Ÿ˜€

3๏ธโƒฃ Feeding the rabbits in front of their holes

Which Baby O was still a little afraid too, eventhough he greeted the rabbits cheerly from afar. Let mommy works on this another time

4๏ธโƒฃ Feeding baby lambs on the field

Photo taken by Haikal Mahfuz Rize with iPhone 5s only

Unfortunately, it was Baby O’s breastfeeding time and we had been there for too long. So we didn’t check whether Baby O brave enough to fed the baby lambs or not

5๏ธโƒฃ And many other kid-friendly attractions ๐Ÿ™‚

There are also many attractive spots to take pictures to. It is totally a holiday destination for family ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿด๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘โ›ฐ

[Review] Making Passport for Baby

18 Apr

Baby O’s passport actually has been made back in October last year. We intended to go to Thailand, following husband’s last business trip to the country with his former company. On the last minute, his trip was moved from Bangkok to non-tourism destination, Nakhorn Ratchasima. We then had to abort the plan.

Based on our experience when making Baby O’s own passport, I think it is better to make baby passport in Kantor Imigrasi (Kanim) Kelas I in Indonesia than in Kanim Kelas II. Because Baby O’s passport was made in Kanim Kelas II and the officers didn’t have many experiences in making baby passport ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Actually it was a plus that the Kanim Kelass II office had nursing room :). However, it was such a bummer that:

1๏ธโƒฃ Baby O had to queue with other adults

2๏ธโƒฃ Baby O only got 2 shots of photo because the officers were not convenient in taking baby photo

3๏ธโƒฃ Baby O had to come again 1 week after the passport was scheduled to be finished because the officer forgot to add parents’ passport detail in Baby O’s passport

Oh well, lesson learned. Better luck next time, Baby O ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Please wish us a safe trip. Tomorrow we will finally use Baby O’s passport ๐Ÿ™‚

[Review] Great Job, Tokopedia

30 Jan

To read review about Pampers Splashers, click here

Usually, I buy Baby O’s disposable swim diaper from an online shop via instagram. After confirming the product is ready stocked through whatsapp by chatting with the shop’s owner/admin, mommy will transfer the payment via online banking. The shop will then send the package using one of mail shipment’s option (JNE regular). If the online shop is also located in Greater Jakarta, I could only received the package one day after the transaction, at the earliest.
Just recently, I bought Baby O’s disposable swim diaper using one of Indonesia’s e-commerce, tokopedia. I could directly confirmed whether the product was ready stocked or not, from the site. I paid the product via e-commerce payment in online banking. Then the online shop would send the package using one of one day service shipment, Go-send by Gojek, if the shop is also located in Greater Jakarta. I could received the package on the same day with the transaction made. Yeiy! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Gojek is actually started as an ojek online smartphone application. This application allow users to search for available ojek riders nearby to bring them to any destination they want, with in the city. Unlike the traditional ojek where the fare is decided by the rider, Gojek standardized the fare by distance and time. The longer the distance, the busier the time, the higher the fare

It’s also started from Tokopedia where buying online could be with fast response, easy process, quick delivery (less than 2 hours since payment made ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) and no more hassle in registering new bank transfer destination. Although I bought Pampers Splashers in pieces, not in pack, but the received pieces of swim diapers are guaranteed original product. Yeiy! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Sesame Street Edition of Pampers Splashers

Baby O’s First Time Experience [5]: Floating on Swimming Pool

22 Aug

Click here to read Baby O’s previous first time experience.

Yesterday was Baby O’s first time swimming experience. On his first introduction to swimming pool, Baby O cried a lot. Perhaps because the water was cold at 7 AM. Northern part of Bandung City was surely cold enough for an adult to swim in the morning, let alone a baby.

Karang Setra Hotel & Cottage: Ori 21w3d old

After waited until the sun heated the pool, husband and Baby O tried to swim again. At first, Baby O didn’t like the idea of lots of water below him. He hugged husband all the time and didn’t want to let go. After husband played with him long enough in the pool, he finally let go his arms from husband’s body and not crying when I put the neckring on him.

After several minutes floating while hugging the neck ring, Baby O could finally smile and laugh while floating. Yes, floating on the swimming pool, not yet swimming. But it’s okay. He could progress all that in one morning, I’m a proud mother. ๐Ÿ˜€

Karang Setra Hotel & Cottage: Ori 21w3d old

Let’s go floating on the pool again, baby :*

Local Miniature Park in Indonesia

29 Jan

The hope is to visit Madurodam, the miniature park, in Netherlands. It shows model replicas of famous landmarks in Netherlands. But in reality, we could not fly to Netherlands yet. So, visiting a miniature park in Lembang is already a blessed for us. 

Madurodam, Netherlands

More ever, husband loves vehicle replicas very much, from aeroplane to bajaj, including train. So, visiting Train Miniature Park inside Floating Market Lembang was his heaven. It’s lovely to see he doesn’t loose his childishness yet even though in around 8 more weeks he’s going to be a father. Well, boys will always be boys. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the Train Miniature Park, we could find passenger train to cargo train running on rails surrounding the routes using remote control. The rails could be on the land, on a bridge, or even under a tunnel. There are also miniature of amusement park, train station, houses, bridges etc there.

Train Miniature Park, Floating Market Lembang, Indonesia

It surely is a fun place to visit with family during holiday, especially when you have little ones in the family. Me and husband surely will come back to this place one day, when Baby O is much older. Can’t wait for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Only With iPhone

27 Jul

Husband and I are usually backpacking, wee rarely do fancy traveling. That’s why the concept of traveling with SLR camera doesn’t fitted with our traveling concept. Because we need to travel light since we don’t want to burden our backbones by adding unnecesarry weight.

It’s really important for both us to get creative with our smartphone’s camera. We don’t even want to bring tripod whenever we travel, because it will add another weight to the luggage. We just use another tools as the standing base for the smartphone (read here for the example).

And we’re always satisfied with the photo result from our iPhone cameras.

 Photo by Prasetya Wibowo using iPhone 3Gs. Taken on March 2013 in Sanur Beach, Bali Island, Indonesia.

  Photo by Mutia Afifah Riza using iPhone 4. Taken on July 2015 in Harapan Island, Thousand Islands, Indonesia.

  Photo by Prasetya Wibowo using iPhone 5s. Taken on November 2014 in Karimun Jawa Island, Central Java, Indonesia.

 Photo by Prasetya Wibowo using iPhone 5s. Taken on July 2015 in Dolphin Island, Thousand Islands, Indonesia.

What about you? How important for you an SLR camera when traveling? ๐Ÿ˜€