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Rumah Makan Garuda, located in Medan, Indonesia serves a fabulous selection of fresh, delicious and authentic Indonesian dishes and more. This restaurant is known for serving some of the best traditional dishes in the area. Also, please note that only Halal ingredients are used in the dishes; thus ideal for Muslim diners. ...more

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Rumah Makan Garuda, located in Medan, Indonesia serves a fabulous selection of fresh, delicious and authentic Indonesian dishes and more. This restaurant is known for serving some of the best traditional dishes in the area. Also, please note that only Halal ingredients are used in the dishes; thus ideal for Muslim diners.

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Jl. H. Adam Malik No 14 Medan Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

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http://www.restorangaruda.com/

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+62 61 4528614

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info@restorangaruda.com

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    Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto, Medan Sunggal, Kota Medan, Sumatera Utara 20122, Republic of Indonesia

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  • Jakarta, Indonesia: 5 Museums You Need To See With Your Own Eyes

    Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is home to over 20 interesting museums you can find easily once you land in this big city. Here are five must-visit museums we recommend if you come to Jakarta to learn about its history as well as to find Instagrammable spots to take a selfie for your social media accounts. 1. The National Museum of Indonesia Credit: @adzlinaabdullah on Instagram Located along Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta, the National Museum of Indonesia is one of the most popular museums in Indonesia. It is home to 141,000 artifacts, including 61,600 prehistoric and anthropological artifacts, from all over Indonesia and Asia. This museum, which was established by the Dutch East Indies government in 1862, is known as the Elephant Museum as it has a bronze elephant statue in its forecourt. What makes this museum special is that it has a comprehensive collection of stone statues of classical Hindu-Buddhist period of ancient Java and Sumatra. Credit: @ullulaz on Instagram Some of the Hindu-Buddhist sculptures, relics inscriptions are on display in the lobby of the museum. Among them is Buddha statues from Borobudur temple, the world’s largest Buddhist temple. In the museum, the largest artifact is the statue of Adityavarman, the cousin of Jayanegara, the king of Majapahit in the 1300s. The statue, which is 4 meters in height, was discovered in Padang Roco, West Sumatra before it was moved to the museum. Having opened its doors to the public since 1868, the National Museum of Indonesia is also regarded as one of the finest museums in Southeast Asia. To get there, you can take a Transjakarta bus and stop at the Monas station. Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 12. Central JakartaTicket Price: Rp 3,000 (Children) | Rp 5,000 (Adults) | Rp 10,000 (Foreigners)Operating Hours: 8AM to 4PM (Tue-Sun) 2. Fatahilah Museum Credit: @benedictusrendra on Instagram If you are in Jakarta and are asking the Jakartans on the location of the Jakarta History Museum, they might be confused. However, if you mention the Fatahillah Museum, they will show you the way to get there because the Jakarta History Museum is locally known as the Fatahillah Museum. Constructed by the Dutch government in the early 1600s, this museum is located in the south side of Fatahilah Square, Old Town area. This area is one of the most famous tourist destinations within the capital. Having opened its doors to the public since 1974, Fatahillah Museum showcases 23,500 artefacts from the prehistoric period of the city, the Dutch colonization period to the era of Indonesia’s Independence in 1945. Among displayed items are historic maps, ceramics, paintings, furniture, and archeological objects. They are saved in several rooms, such as Prehistoric Jakarta Room, Tarumanegara Room, Jayakarta Room, Fatahillah Room, Sultan Agung Room, and the MH Thamrin Room. Fatahillah Museum is also home to Betawi-style furniture from the 17th to 19th century. What makes this museum more special is that it has cells used as dungeons during the era of Dutch colonization. A Javanese freedom fighter named Prince Diponegoro was imprisoned here in 1830 before he was banished to Manado, North Sulawesi. Address: Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 1. West JakartaTicket Price: Rp 3,000 (Children) | Rp 5,000 (Adults) | Rp 10,000 (Foreigners)Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM (Tue-Sun) 3. Taman Prasasti Museum Credit: @neilamadeusy on Instagram Unlike ordinary museums, Taman Prasasti Museum's main attraction is the Dutch gravestones. This museum is a cemetery of noble people established by the Dutch government in 1795. One of the those buried in this cemetery is Olivia Mariamne Raffles, the wife of British governor-general Thomas Stamford Raffles involved in the conquest of Java island from the Dutch. Credit: @neilamadeusy on Instagram Officially opened in September 1797, the 5.9-hectare-Taman Prasasti Museum is the oldest modern cemetery in the world. The oldest gravestones came from the 17th century to the end of the 18th century. At that time, this cemetery was established to accommodate the rising number of death caused by an outbreak of a disease in Batavia, now Jakarta. In this museum, you can also find ancient inscription stones, the miniature of various styles of gravestones in Indonesia, and the original coffins for Indonesia’s first president and vice president, Sukarno, and Mohammad Hatta. Address: Jl. Tanah Abang No. 1. Gambir, Central JakartaTicket Price: Rp 3,000 (Children) | Rp 5,000 (Adults) | Rp 10,000 (Foreigners)Operating Hours: 9AM to 3PM (Tue-Sun) 4. Basoeki Abdullah Museum Credit: Museum Basoeki Abdullah on Facebook The Basoeki Abdullah Museum in South Jakarta is the private house of late maestro painter Basoeki Abdullah. The house became a museum in 2001 after its owner was murdered on November 5, 1993. He was killed by his gardener who tried to steal his expensive watches. This museum displays Basoeki’s 720 paintings and 123 works of art he had collected throughout his life. This place also showcased the watches and a blood-stained pajama and glasses that the renowned artist was wearing when the tragedy happened in 1993. Basoeki is known for his beautiful landscape paintings of Indonesia’s nature and portrait paintings of important public figures across the globe, from Indonesia’s first president Sukarno to India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Born on January 27, 1915, in Surakarta, Central Java, Basoeki was the grandson of national hero Wahidin Sudirohusodo. His artistic ability, however, was inherited from his father, Abdullah Soerjosoebroto, a renowned landscape painter. He was a Western-educated painter who started painting when he was 4 years old. He received a scholarship to study at Academie Voor Beldeende Kunsten in the Netherlands from 1935 to 1937 and then pursued his higher education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris, France. Address: Jl. Keuangan Raya No. 19, Cilandak, South JakartaTicket Price: Rp 1,000 (Children) | Rp 2,000 (Adult) | Rp 10,000 (Foreigners)Operating Hours: 8AM to 4PM (Tue-Sun) 5. Museum MACAN Credit: @museummacan on Instagram The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) is Indonesia’s first world-class museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Last year, it was named by TIME Magazine one of the world’s Top 100 Places to Visit in 2018. Established by businessman and renowned collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo, the museum has opened its doors to the public since 2017. This museum is home to Haryanto’s personal collection of more than 800 international and Indonesian works of art, including pieces by the likes of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, American artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, and Indonesian artists Heri Dono and Arahmaiani. Credit: @museummacan on Instagram What makes Museum MACAN even more special is that it is also a picture worthy place. Many young people who visit this place like to take selfies with the artworks. This place also provides various educational programs for people of all ages, such as an educator’s forum, where a regular group of teachers can tour the museum each time a new exhibition is opened and speak to the curators. Credit: @museummacan on Instagram This museum also accommodates Indonesian artists to showcase their work but also allow them to do art performance. Some of the big names who have performed in this museum are Arahmaiani, Tisna Sanjaya, FX Harsono and Agung Kurniawan. Address: AKR Tower Level MM, Jl. Perjuangan No.5, Kebon Jeruk, West JakartaTicket Price: Rp 40,000 (Students) | Rp 50,000 (Adults)Operating Hours: 10AM to 6PM (Tue-Sun)...

  • We Tried Sports Hijabs from Olloum, TudungPeople & Adlina Anis and Here's What We Think!

    For a long time, the fashion industry has focused on the general mass market. Since the last 5 years or so, modest fashion or modest wear is gaining traction. Big brands like Nike, Uniqlo and H&M are noticing the potential of the Muslim consumer and are designing clothes suitable for the modern Muslim woman, in part thanks to successful, influential figures like national fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and weightlifter Amna Al-Haddad. At HalalTrip, we have recently started making a conscious effort to exercise at least twice a week. During one of our post-work gym sessions, we were wondering if sports hijab were truly as transformative as they were marketed and sold to be. So we hatched a plan to reach out to a few brands that market the sports hijab and we decided to put it to the test. Adlina Anis, Olloum and TudungPeople have kindly sent us their sports hijab but all opinion in this article are our honest and un-sponsored views. We compared these hijabs based on the following factors (✓✓✓ being the highest) : Stretch Sweat Absorbency Coverage Here Are 9 Fuss-Free Ways to Style Your Hijab For Any Occasion! Olloum Active. Modest. Style - Olloum’s aim is to produce pieces that are stylish and of high quality. Olloum’s products are made to be practical, comfortable and modest. We tried their popular Long Performance Semi Instant Scarf in Black. The scarf retails for RM89.00 and you can get yours online at their website, on Fashion Valet or offline at Modvier. Our Verdict Stretch: ✓ Sweat Absorbency: ✓✓✓ Coverage: ✓✓ Here’s Why STRETCH: We felt that a one-size-fits-all may not be the suitable. Although, this can be solved by ensuring that the material used to craft the scarf is stretchable so that women with different face shapes will be able to don the scarf comfortably. We tested the hijab with three of our staff and noticed that the face of the hijab feels a little tight on some and they would have preferred a more flexible fit. Although stretchable, the material is more resilient and does not mold easily to certain face shapes. They will definitely look good if you have a petite face. SWEAT ABSORBENCY: This scarf is amazing when it comes to sweat absorbency. According to the scarf’s description online, it claims to be a ‘dry fast fabric’ that is ‘light and breathable’, made out of Polyester Jersey. I had a chance to don the scarf while working out and I noticed that the scarf does not stick to your neck when you sweat and you can skip the inner cap when you’re wearing this scarf. The material of the scarf is also extremely breathable and you won’t have to worry about dealing with the unpleasant smell of sweat so much. If you happen to be doing light workout that does not involve intensive sweating, it should be fine to just air the scarf before your next session. COVERAGE: The Long Performance Semi Instant Scarf can be styled two ways. One is to leave the sides covering the chest area and simply clasp the buttons together to keep the sides in place. The second style allows you to clasp the buttons together at the back of your neck. We personally prefer the second style because the scarf will not get in the way during the workout. It also gives a tidy look so that you will not be bothered with having to keep your scarf in place. You can also hit the mall after gym in no time! The Long Performance Semi Instant Scarf also has a headband on the inner side of the scarf to ensure that the scarf is kept in place. Olloum is probably one of the very few brands that has incorporated this to their sports hijab. This band has a broad elastic material that is comfortable and will keep its original elasticity for a long time. TudungPeople Making “Tudung” By and For the People - TudungPeople sets the bar high with pieces that are of high quality yet affordable at the same time. The people at TudungPeopleSG sent us their Najwa Sport Hijab in Beige as well as Tan. The sports hijab retails at SGD31.50. You can purchase them online at TudungPeople Singapore website, on Fashion Valet or offline at the TudungPeople store located in Bangi, Malaysia. Address: 6-45, Bangi, 01, Jln Medan Pusat Bandar 8A, Bangi Sentral                43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, MalaysiaOpening Hours: 11AM to 8PM (Tue-Fri)                             10AM to 8PM (Sat-Sun)                             Closed on Mondays Our Verdict Stretch: ✓✓✓ Sweat Absorbency: ✓✓ Coverage: ✓✓✓ Here’s Why STRETCH: The material used for the Najwa Sport Hijab is brilliant. Made of quick drying performance mesh jersey, the sports hijab is extremely breathable. Each Najwa Sport Hijab also comes in a matching handy pouch for easy storage and portability. A plus for us! The hijab comes in only one size but the material of the hijab fits various face shapes and sizes. Design-wise, the hijab streamlines at the neck so which makes it not only flattering but ensures that it will always stay in place. SWEAT ABSORBENCY: Different from the rest of the hijab that we tried and tested, we noticed that sweat stains are quite obvious if you are working up a sweat. This could partly be due to the colors we had (light colors) that show up when moist so if this is a pet peeve for you, we would recommend opting for darker colors. Even so, we noticed that once you cool down, the sweat patches dry relatively fast. The fabric has tiny holes characteristic of mesh which helps improves air circulation. COVERAGE: The Najwa Sport Hijab have a longer and wider coverage on the front and are ideal if you want to have sufficient coverage. Here at HalalTrip, our editors prefer tucking in the hijab into our tops! The Najwa Sport Hijab comes with a reflective trim on the sides which come in handy for low-light outdoor activities. Another plus factor are the ear slots which allow for sunglasses or earpiece access while you're working out. When we tried inserting the earpiece, we noticed that the slots were positioned slightly higher than our actual ears. This involved some slight maneuvering and we were unsure if the earbuds were supposed to be showing or not. After we had it on for a few minutes, it was quite impossible for them to be showing so we tried inserting the earbuds completely into the slot, which made it a lot more manageable. However, the way the cord bends into the slot can look quite awkward. While you can simply tuck your earpiece underneath your scarf, the extra coverage on the front may restrict movement. Adlina Anis Singapore’s very own talent, Adlina Anis, was one of the few that paved the way for local modest fashion. They were the first in the region to launch a sports hijab, The Ninja Echo. The Ninja Echo was designed to have slits for earpiece. Adlina Anis quickly became a common name among the local community as a brand that aspires to be more than ordinary. Adlina Anis is all about the quality and the practicality of donning the hijab. The Adlina Anis has sent us their new series of water sports hijab, the Aqua Sol Ninja Cap in Navy and the Aqua Sol Swim Turban in Electric Blue. The Aqua Sol Ninja Cap retails for SGD 58 while the Aqua Sol Swim Turban retails for SGD 39. You can purchase them online on their official website, or offline at their Showroom. Address: 80 Changi Rd, Level A, Attic, Centropod, Singapore 419715Opening Hours: 12PM to 5PM (Mon-Fri)                              11AM to 3PM (Sat & Sun) 1. Aqua Sol Ninja Cap Our Verdict Stretch: ✓✓✓ Sweat Absorbency: ✓✓ Coverage: ✓✓ Here’s Why STRETCH: Similar in material as your typical swimwear, the Aqua Sol Ninja Cap is extremely stretchable, and fits the spectrum of face shapes and sizes. Although they only come in one size, the lycra material makes it easy to put on and not to mention, comfortable. SWEAT ABSORBENCY: This scarf is definitely different from other sports hijabs because it is mainly used for swimming or water sports. However, this is a great option if you’re looking for a 2-in-1 scarf that is both for wet and dry activities. In terms of sweat absorbency, the Aqua Sol Ninja Cap in Navy does not show noticeable sweat marks during the workout partly due to the nature of the material. Designed for water play and sun protection during outdoor activities, the lycra material makes it less breathable than the rest so it can get really warm pretty quick. You may want to opt for the turban cap style instead but we personally prefer it for water-related activities. COVERAGE: The length of the scarf is perfect if you prefer a considerable amount of coverage. The scarf is also designed in a way that it is longer at the front but shorter at the shoulders, giving it a clean look. Incorporating the cap element into the scarf, the Aqua Sol Ninja Cap combines the best of both worlds. The front of the cap is not hard and stiff but is made of a soft, foam-like material, making it lightweight and bendable. It would've been great if we could play around with the shape of the cap as with some face shapes, it could look a little flat but it is a personal preference and we admit that its flexile quality makes it overall a great traveling companion. Just above the cap, there is a layer of fabric that connects the top of the scarf to the cap. While this part of the scarf is essential, we noticed that this does not sit well on the head. The top of the scarf seems to be sticking out due to the way that it is stitched. We also noticed that the area where the side of the scarf is adjacent to the cap, it can be too wide for those whose hairline start from the temples. We recommend that you wear an inner scarf for headband to resolve this. Aqua Sol Swim Turban Our Verdict Stretch: ✓✓✓ Sweat Absorbency: ✓✓ Coverage: ✓ Here’s Why STRETCH: Just like the Aqua Sol Ninja Cap, the Aqua Sol Swim Turban is super stretchable due to its Lycra material. The Aqua Sol Swim Turban was designed with pleats to give it a chic look. The turban also has a ‘V’ face, shaping the face to look more narrow than round. At the back of the turban, you’ll find a band that stretches to fit most sizes. SWEAT ABSORBENCY: Wearing the Aqua Sol Swim Turban, you will only notice slight sweat marks around the face of the turban where it is in contact with the skin. COVERAGE: As its name suggests, the Aqua Sol Swim Turban offers less coverage than the rest but is ideal if you are a turban lover. You can style it with a hoodie or turtleneck if you prefer more coverage around the neck. The elasticity of the turban is amazing and you don’t have to worry about the turban moving around while working out! Recap There you go! We’ve compared sports hijab from Olloum, TudungPeople as well as Adlina Anis. We would like to thank these brands for giving us the opportunity to deliver our most genuine and honest review. As we are writing this, we are glad to see that more brands are increasingly introducing sports wear into their line, making it incredibly accessible for women to exercise their modesty. Shop For Affordable Hijabs In Singapore...

  • Yogyakarta: Plan With Ease With Our Ultimate 4D3N Itinerary!

    If you ask white-collar workers in Jakarta about their favorite destination for a short escape from the hustle and bustle of Indonesia’s capital city, they will mention Yogyakarta, the center of Javanese art and culture. We have prepared a 4D3N itinerary for your travel experience at this unique city. There are plenty of attractions that tourists can visit here but we have narrowed it down to the best ones! Read more about Indonesia Where to go? You can board a plane or take a bus or a train to reach Yogyakarta from Jakarta, depending on your budget. It will take at least 7 hours by train or bus from the capital. However, the trip will be less than 90 minutes by plane. Once you have reached this wonderful destination, it's time for you to visit their Instagram-worthy places and fun-filled attractions. Here are the hot spots that will make your trip an unforgettable one! Day 1 1. Malioboro Picture: PhotoKatha Like The Kraton of Yogyakarta, Malioboro is also very popular among tourists. It is the busiest shopping street in the city where tourists like to flock to taste authentic Javanese dishes and shop for batik and unique souvenirs. You can explore the 2-kilometer Malioboro street on foot. If you are tired, you can take becak (pedicab), bentor (a portmanteau of becak and motorcycle) and dokar (horse carriage) that you can find easily throughout the street. The drivers are friendly and will act as your personal guides. They will explain everything they know about Yogyakarta and if asked, they will show you some tourist destinations around Malioboro that you might not want to miss. They, for example, know the best place to find bakpia (full moon-shaped pastry filled with peanut) in Malioboro.Address: Jl. Malioboro, Sosromenduran, Gedong Tengen, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 2. Prambanan Temple Prambanan Temple, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Yogyakarta. With 47 meters in height, it's the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. According to historians, Prambanan was constructed around 850 CE to mark the return of the Hindu Sanjaya Dynasty to power in Central Java after the century-long domination of Buddhist Sailendra Dynasty. For Hindu adherents in Indonesia, Prambanan is an important religious center for Hindu rituals and ceremonies, such as Nyepi (Day of Silence). In this temple complex, you can also watch the ballet of the traditional Ramayana epic. Since the 1960s, it has been performed every full moon night. Address: Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Special Region of YogyakartaEntrance Fee: Rp 40,000 Day 2 Kalibiru National Park Picture: Yogya-backpacker Kalibiru National Park is a beautiful park in Kulon Progo Regency, which is 41.9 kilometers from downtown Yogyakarta. To get there, I recommend you to take a taxi or rent a car. To get a taxi or to find car rentals is easy. You can google or you can ask receptionists of the hotel you stay in. Another option is taking a hotel taxi. It takes around 90 minutes to reach Kalibaru National Park from the downtown. This park is located in the Menoreh hills, 450 meters above sea level. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a peaceful environment with an astonishing nature and breezy wind. In this park, you can enjoy not only a beautiful sunset but also outdoor activities, such as treetops, flying fox and trekking paths. Address: Kalibiru, Hargowilis, Kokap, Kulon Progo, YogyakartaContact: +6281392947249Opening hours: Park Open 24 hoursEntrance Fee: Rp 5000 with Outbound Package 35.000 2. Ratu Boko Palace Picture: Bepetur Ratu Boko Palace is about three kilometers from Prambanan temple complex, one of the most popular Hindu temples in Indonesia. In Javanese language, Ratu Boko means “Stork King” and local people believe that the history of this palace relates to Loro Jonggrang folklore. Older than Prambanan, Ratu Boko is an archeological site built during the Syailendra dynasty with Rakai Panangkaran as the king. Known as Abaya Giri Vihara, Ratu Boko Palace has several rooms, which includes a 'pendopo' where king Rakai Panangkaran welcomed his guests in the past, a 'pringgitan' where the king took a rest and a 'keputren' where the king’s daughters stayed. Picture: Yogya-backpacker.com Ratu Boko Palace is so instagrammable that many people, especially brides and grooms, use it as photo shoot location. Ratu Boko Palace is 19 kilometers from The Kraton of Yogyakarta. To get there, I recommend you to take a Trans Jogja bus and get off at Prambanan bus station. From there, you can take Grab or Gojek motorcycle taxi (ojek) to reach Ratu Boko. The price of the Trans Jogja ticket is less than Rp 5,000. If money is not a problem for you, you can take a taxi. Address: Jl. Raya Jogja-Solo, Prambanan, YogyakartaOpening Hours: 6AM - 5PMEntrance Fee: Rp 25,000 Day 3 1. Borobudur Temple Borobudur is the world’s largest temple. This magnificient structure is actually located in Magelang, Central Java. However, because Yogyakarta is so close to Magelang, many say that Borobudur is at Yogyakarta. Despite this debate, it has never been an issue for both parties since they all love Borobudur. Constructed in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, Borobudur has 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, including 72 statues surrounding the central dome. The temple is still used as a place of worship by Buddhist people in Indonesia. People of other faiths usually visit the temple to learn its history as its reliefs tell many stories including the life of Siddhartha Gautama or Buddha. Many believe that if you can touch the statue inside one of the stupas at the peak of Borobudur, your wish will come true. But, tourists are now forbidden from touching the stupas in a bid to protect it from being damaged. Address: Borobudur Park, Magelang, Central JavaContact: +62 74496402Opening Hours: 6AM-5PMEntrance Fee: Rp 30,000 (US$ 30 for foreign tourists) 2. Gereja Ayam (Chicken Church) Picture: JejakPiknik Gereja Ayam is not a church although 'gereja' translates to it in English. It is a chicken-like building established in 1992. It is located in Rhema Hill near the majestic Borobudur temple. Located in a jungle, Gereja Ayam regained its popularity after it became one of the sets of the film Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? 2 (What’s Up with Love? 2). This place is unique because its shape looks like a giant chicken with a crown on its head. It was established by Daniel Alamsjah in 1990 after he had a vision from God to build a ‘prayer house’ atop a hill. Hundreds of travelers and worshippers from various religions travel to Yogyakarta just to see this building. Gereja Ayam is 45 kilometers from the downtown. To get there, I recommend you to take a taxi. When you arrive, I recommend you to take the stairs to reach the chicken’s head to see the scenery and Borobudur temple from above. Address: Karangrejo, Dusun Gombong, BorobudurEntrance fee: Rp 15,000 Day 4 Plaosan Temple Picture: Borobudur Built in the mid 9th century, Plaosan is a Buddhist temple complex surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. This complex has two major Buddhist temples, namely Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul. The two temples are separated by a road. Plaosan Lor sits in the North, while Plaosan Kidul in the South. Both temples have guardian statue known as Dwarapala. In the Plaosan temple complex, you can see 174 small buildings, 116 stupas and 58 shrines. Many of them have inscriptions. It is said that the temple is a gift of the sanctuary by Rakai Pikatan, the king of the Sanjaya dynasty, Medang Kingdom. Address:  Jl. Candi Plaosan, Plaosan Lor, Jawa Tengah 57454 2. Jomblang Cave Picture: (Jogja) Backpacker's guide Jomblang Cave is located in Jetis Wetan village in Gunung Kidul regency in Yogyakarta. It is 40 kilometers from the downtown of Yogyakarta. With 60 meters in depth, this vertical cave is known for its “Light of Heaven”, sunlight that mesmerizingly enters the cave through its hole. The beautiful sunlight looks like heaven-sent, hence its name. Of course, you can experience the Light of Heaven if you have entered the cave and gone down in 40 meters with a rope and then walked around 300 meters to find the hole. To enter this cave, you have to wear a safety helmet. The best time to enter the cave is around 10AM to 2PM. Inside the cave, you will also meet photographers who will be ready to photograph you with the Light of Heaven. Jomblang Cave was first found by Yogyakarta-based cave explorer group Acintyacunyata Speleological Club in 1984. Address: Jetis Wetan village in Gunung Kidul regency, YogyakartaContact: +62811 117 010Entrance Fee: Rp 450,000 Where to stay Like other big cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta also offers various Muslim-friendly hotels. These are the three best hotels I recommend. Tentrem Hotel Picture: HotelTentrem Tentrem Hotel is a five-star hotel on Jalan P. Mangkubumi. In Javanese, the word 'tentrem' means a feeling of peacefulness. The location of this hotel is very strategic because it is only 1.78 kilometers from Tugu Station and 7.15 kilometers from the Adisucipto International Airport. It is situated near a number of tourist sites, including the historic Tugu Monument which is only 1.03 kilometers away. Tentrem Hotel is a perfect choice if you are looking for a luxurious hotel. It provides the best spa treatment, swimming pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Most importantly, Qibla directions are marked in every room and you can easily travel to historic mosques nearby including Masjid Gedhe Kauman. The price of the room, which includes breakfast, starts at Rp 1,020,000 per night. Address: Jl. P. Mangkubumi 72 A YogyakartaContact: +62274 6415555Website: hoteltentrem.com 2. Grand Inna Malioboro Picture: Grand Inna Malioboro Grand Inna Malioboro is a legendary hotel in Yogyakarta. Having existed since 1908, this four-star hotel sits on Jalan Malioboro. As the name suggests, this hotel is located in the heart of Yogyakarta, within Malioboro's tourist site. This hotel is near the popular Malioboro Mall and Beringharjo Market, where you can find any type of batik, from the traditional hand-drawn batik to mass-produced, colorful print batik. In Malioboro, you can easily find many vendors of Gudeg, Yogyakarta’s signature dish. Gudeg is a slow-cooked jackfruit dish served with rice and krecek (spicy boiled cow skin). The price of the room, which includes breakfast, starts at Rp 875,000 per night. Address: Jl. Malioboro No. 60 Suryatmajan, YogyakartaContact: +62274 566353Website: grandinnamalioboro.com 3. Sriwedari Hotel Yogyakarta Picture: Sriwedarihotel Sriwedari Hotel Yogyakarta is a three-star hotel on Jalan Laksda Adisucipto. This hotel is only 3.02 kilometers from the Adisutjipto International Airport and most importantly, it is near Ambarukmo Plaza, which is the best place for shopping in Yogyakarta. Affandi Museum stands only a couple of kilometers away from this hotel as well. This is where you can enjoy works of art by Indonesian maestro painter Affandi. Sriwedari Hotel Yogyakarta, which also has a restaurant and 24-hour room service, is an ideal place to check into if you are looking for an affordable place to stay in Yogyakarta. Qibla directions are marked in every room. The price of the room, which includes free breakfast, starts at Rp 350,000 per night. Address: Jl. Laksda Adisutjipto KM. 6 No. 6 Caturtunggal, YogyakartaContact: +62274 488288Website: sriwedarihotel.com Read more about Yogyakarta...

  • "Share & Win" contest entries to Wonderful Indonesia

    HalalTrip’s special ‘Share & Win’ contest presents an exciting opportunity for Muslim travellers to win fantastic prizes - including a free trip to Bandung Indonesia! Visit www.halaltrip.com/wonderful-indonesia for the full contest details! Here are some of the contest entries up to now: I would love to visit Indonesia to experience the culture, hospitality, cuisine and to learn more about Muslim travel. I am not a Muslim myself, but I would like to understand more of the needs of this traveller group that is becoming more and more important in the travel industry. As I am working in the leading B2B travel newspaper in the Middle East, I would love to have the chance to personally learn more about the topic. Maiju Vaananen (Ms.) As Salam Halal Trip for organizing this contest for us travel kakis ! :) I have previously visited Indonesia but to very limited places, confined to only nearby locations such as Batam and Bintan only. Indonesia is a wonderful country housing the largest Muslim population in the world and as a Muslim, I have minimal or no worries when travelling there. I am assured that my halal needs are taken care of, in terms of food and prayer facilities. Mosques are aplenty. The Indonesians are a friendly lot with cheery smiles whenever you see them. What's being said that a smile is a sedekah, yes may Indonesia prosper and be successful always ! They will willingly share what's theirs with yours opening up their homes and hearts to us visitors. I always enjoyed myself whenever I'm in Indonesia :) The favourable currency exchange rates, the variety in shopping items, the beautiful beaches and the natural wonders that Allah swt has granted to this Muslim land, its simply indescribable and astonishing. You have to see and experience it oneself to believe it. Mashallah is the only word I can say.  Wa'alaikum salam.  Norbishah Binte Sharif Assalamualaikum I have been to a few countries in my lifetime but I have never had the opportunity to visit Indonesia yet. However it is high up on my bucket list. Indonesia has so much to offer, natural beauty, history, culture, friendly locals and of course, delicious halal food. It sounds simply wonderful and I know that I will fall in love with it. Winning a trip to Indonesia would be a dream come true. #halaltriptoindonesia #wonderfulindonesia Sara Essop As-salaamu-alaikum Indonesia is one of the places that I have been longing to visit. It has the largest Muslim population in the world and it would indeed be an honour to be amongst our fellow Muslim brethren in such large numbers. I have also read of many beautiful sights in Indonesia and the numerous pristine islands that are very relaxing and extremely holiday friendly. The Indonesians have made great strides in their economic development and they export many products to South Africa. If possible, it would be very nice to visit some these industries. Bandung is noted for its tea plantations and it would be wonderful to visit some of these plantations. Bandung is surrounded by volcanoes and hike through the forests to the volcanoes is really an exciting proposition. Bandung is the third largest city in Indonesia and it has a large shopping facility which I look forward to visiting.  Anwar Ballim Indonesia is magical. Its people courteous and wellcoming. Its landscapes amazing and its food mouth watering. Such a country is to be visited. Amode Mahomed I would like to win the halal trip to Indonesia because firstly I have never been to Indonesia and always wanted to take my husband and 3 children to experience the Muslim culture and enjoy all the halal food and scenery that Indonesia has to offer. The culture would especially be eye opening for my children who are 9, 7 and 1 years old and be a valuable trip for us as a family. Sirah Asif  I like to visit Bandung because I like Indonesian people  they very cute and innocent. And I  m also interested  to visit beautiful places natural things .Indonesia  has very beautiful  architectured Mosques.I don't know more about Indonesia so I want know and visit Indonesia.  tapalifatema I have never been to Indonesia and interested to visit it in my life time. Thank you. Shahzad Khalid Salam alaykom, I'm Rafiq a 19 years old student and I live in the Hague, Holland. I'd love to visit Indonesia as it is a really really cool country with so much to see (judging from pictures and stories I've seen and read about it) I think all these rice fields, forests, mountains, beaches, local markets, cities and active volcanoes are waiting for me to explore them!! I always dream of visiting far countries and as we haven't visited Asia (yet :D), I would love to visit it with my mom (we always make plans for travels but it never comes to it due costs, responsibilities etc). I hope that I win this contest so me and my mom can see this a beautiful part of the world! Have a nice day! :) Rafiq Hassan Indonesia has many enchanted places to visit. Known for its rich culture and nature surrounding. Being a young family, I would like to educate my family members about different culture & unique lifestyle in Indonesia. Insya Allah. Thank you. Nor Rizal Haron Saya mahu ke sana kerana anak-anak sudah besar, maka saya rasa saya perlu memberi ruang kepada diri sendiri sebagai ganjaran setelah bersusah payah membesarkan mereka bertahun-tahun. Saya berharap, saya akan memenangi peraduan ini. Aamiin. LilyJohari Life is all about exploring the moments that matters, the moments that noone can take away from you.. That will stay with you forever. And for me Indonesia would be one (or many) of those moments! As a scuberdiver, travelblogger and passionated geologist - Indonesia has always been on top of my list.  Theresa Torp  I have been from Indonessia's coast ADANG BAY which is just at the city of BALIKPAPAN. I could not go to the city but my friends visited the city and they appreciated it. I would like to see it also, that time I could not go to the city because of my routine. Well it is a muslim country and I love to go there! BMW kick I would like to go to Bandung because Indonesia is a muslim country like Malaysia. I want to see and learn other muslim's country culture instead of its beautiful places. Islam also recommend us to look over the world, enjoy the beauty of the world created by Allah, so that we will be grateful for what Allah had given. I hope that I will win this contest so I can bring any of my family member to learn something from Indonesia.  Farhan Aziz You can literally eat for days in Indonesia and always be trying something new. Some popular Indonesian foods are satay (like lamb or chicken skewers), nasi goreng (a fried rice plate with other foods added to it like fried eggs, vegetables, and chicken), gudeg (a dish made from boiled young jackfruit, often served with rice, sambal sauce and chicken) and my favorite, sambal sauce - a spicy sauce that can be added rice and many other dishes. Indonesia is also one of the largest coffee producers in the world - the phrase “a cup of Java” actually comes from Indonesia’s island of the same name, where the coffee comes from. They are also famous for Kopi Luwak, which is coffee made from the poop of the Luwak - aka civet cat - that has eaten coffee beans and pooped them out. Sounds gross but it is actually rare and quite expensive coffee. Indonesia also very popular with the shopping places... Dinni1978 Saya ingin ke bandung untuk mengimbas kembali kenangan 'honeymoon' 30tahun yang lepas. 22/12/1985. Cepat sungguh masa berlalu. Selain untuk mengimbau kenangan manis 30tahun lepas, ingin melihat perkembangan terkini. Mendengar cerita daripada mereka yang pernah ke sana baru-baru ini membuatkan saya sangat teruja untuk ke sana. Kali ini biarlah hadiah honeymoon daripada saya untuk suami tercinta! Norshamsiah Abd Jalil  The island country of Indonesia offers a lot of things to discover for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts.  Feels the heat of sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali and see the locals creative paintings in Ubud are wonderful experience that never forgotten. Something that everybody should try is the delicious taste of the Indonesian cuisine namely bakso and nasi padang in the city of Medan. While the originally bika ambon, a dessert looks like a honeycomb with the smell of citrus leaves is great to be bought as a gift for families and friends. I fall in love with the warmest greetings by friendly Indonesia people. Such a great hospitality. Nur Syafiq bin Che Isa I've been to Bandung once in last 4 years. Kota Bandung. Some called it 'Shopping Heaven'. But for me,I'd rather enjoy the magnificent scenery and the mouthwatering Indonesian food. What's more, you can enjoy the breathtaking view and fill your tummy with delicious food at the same time. YES! AT THE SAME TIME. From the vibrant city,lake,hills, to the greeny paddy field. I had chance to dine at 2 amazing restaurant with awesome view. 'The Valley Cafe' which located in the upper hills where I can see the beautiful city of Bandung and 'Kampung Daun', which is traditional village concept,surrounded by the nature. And the food? Really delicious! There's many other dining places with spectacular view in Bandung. If I have another chance to visit there, I'll definitely going to find it. Thanks Halaltrip! Ridzuan Norawi I would like to visit Indonesia because The ‘Paris of Java’ has something to offer, A legendary land rose to prosper, From the exuberant nature to thrilling theme park, Bandung, the city that makes your senses sparks. Soak in the hot springs and walk the volcanoes, The kind of beauty, I wish I know, From Malaysia to Indonesia need no reason, Wonderful Indonesia is my kind of Eden. Kasmaliza Mohd Norawi  I am going to win the trip to Indonesia because i want to take my wife on a holiday and make her happy it has been a stressful year for her and a holiday is something her heart desires. Inshallah this is an opportunity for me to bring some happiness to my wife. Masood Bhamjee I've been to Bandung once in last 4 years. Kota Bandung. Some called it 'Shopping Heaven'. But for me,I'd rather enjoy the magnificent scenery and the mouthwatering Indonesian food. What's more, you can enjoy the breathtaking view and fill your tummy with delicious food at the same time. YES! AT THE SAME TIME. From the vibrant city,lake,hills, to the greeny paddy field. I had chance to dine at 2 amazing restaurant with awesome view. 'The Valley Cafe' which located in the upper hills where I can see the beautiful city of Bandung and 'Kampung Daun', which is traditional village concept,surrounded by the nature. And the food? Really delicious! There's many other dining places with spectacular view in Bandung. If I have another chance to visit there, I'll definitely going to find it. Thanks Halaltrip! Wan Ridzuan  Bandung is such a beautiful and peaceful  place for leisure and shopping with family and friends..nice people and good scenery of the kampungs in Bandung..I am looking forward to visit Bandung if I am given the chance to go there...you won't regret.. Tanwali I would like to visit Indonesia because it is truly a hidden gem in the Southeast Asia. I love how beautiful and diverse the country is having more than 17,000 islands with 240 million people. Indonesia may not be the first place that many would think to go but it is definitely my first choice. #halaltriptoindonesia #wonderfulindonesia Vimelr I think the country I would like to visit most is Bandung, Indonesia. It's somewhere that I've always been fascinated by and would like to and see one day. What would I do there? Well, I'd try and see the sights. Normally I'm quite an adventurous traveller and I don't like being part of tour group. But ifni did ever go to Bandung I would probably do it as part of a package tour because that way I would get to visit all the major destinations. It's hard to explain why Bandung is ky dream destination. It's just a place that I long to visit. It may be it's so exotic, or different or any rate I'm sure that it would be a real experience. Leen I would very much wanted to visit Indonesia especially Bandung because I heard many wonderful and terrific stories from people who has visited Bandung. Here are the fabulous stories I heard.... Bandung is clean, safe and the people are very friendly. It has beautiful scenery and relatively cool tropical weather for relaxation. Bandung also known for its colonial and art deco architecture,mountains and beautiful fields, ...perfect for those who are into photography. Best of all Bandung is a shopping paradise for all to enjoy....wouldn't want to miss this! With its rich in culture and good food there are many things to see, explore and try. It would be a greatest gift for my son who has not experience taking a plane. I am sure he will enjoy Bandung because not only it is a place for adults, there are many activities for the kids too. For example kids can enjoy ceramic painting, animal feeding, picking up strawberries and riding a mini trishaw. So Bandung is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Wow!...its a whole loads of experience. Thank you. Junaidah Rawan Back to nature and nice place to visit  Norhamini Khalid  Indonesia is a big part on Philippine history and to visit the place is much privileged for me as a filipino..Too see for real the place,the people and the culture is one of a kind experience that i will surely treasure for the rest of my life..Keeping my finger cross to win on this:) God bless Honey caspillan # 1 I want to go Indonesia because it's a pleasure to experience that place that I never been and it unforgettable moment to have a chance to visit one of the beautiful place in the world like Indonesia. And that is one of my dream to travel and that wish will be granted if I'm win and choose for this chances. Jovyvaldez I am Mariana. I've been at Bandung for so many times. It's like my second hometown. Sometimes i went there early year also been there during holiday. Bandung is really a great place to visit at anytime of the year. I would like to go there again because i love the atmosphere, the culinary arts, trendy fashion at reasonanble price, nice people and i just love everything in there actulally.   Mariana Bandung, Bali, Surabaya mahupun Jakarta, keunikkan dan keindahannya menyambut mesra, keramahan warga yang menghormati agama dan budaya, citarasa halal memikat selera, kemudahan terbaik bertaraf dunia, segalanya sempurna di Indonesia, destinasi teristimewa. Junaidah Binti Ibrahim Destinasi penuh keajaiban, pelbagai tarikan tiada tandingan, padat sejarah dan kebudayaan, tinggi hasil kesenian, syurga membeli-belah tumpuan, segalanya tersedia di kiri dan kanan, ‘Indonesia’ … destinasi percutian halal yang diimpi-impikan. Mohammad Khairul Bin Mohamed Idris I like to win, because I like Indonesia, will promote and blog your business.  Jayson Biadog  To my Halaltrip family, Greetings! Many tropical forests here are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia like Ujung Kulon National Parkk in West Java and three major parks in Sumatra. The Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. That is why - I also have 18,307 REASONS to go to this jewel of equator. One more thing which I want to fall in love with is Indonesia's food! =) #halaltriptoindonesia #wonderfulindonesia Don Balboa I going to win this contest. Indonesia is land that's blessed with beautiful people and places which is why I would love to win this contest. Cajetan Fernandes  Bismillahirrahmanirrahim! I remember about two months before knowing that I will be going to visit Bandung for a family vacation during the December break which was 2 years ago, I was totally excited and so enthusiastic on getting myself busy searching for attractions and a-must-to-visit-places in Bandung. It was one of the best city that I have ever been/experience. The beautiful scenery around the Volcano area, Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, Kawah Putih and especially the Tea Plantations, where it seem like I'm at the location for filming (just in does Indonesia drama, HAHA!) I totally loved the scenery there, especially the people, surrounding and atmosphere where we won't be able to experience here in Singapore. A part of visiting the attraction places, one of thing I loved about travelling is to try on their local FOOD. Oh well, who doesn't love to eat right? Especially their street food is KEBABOOM! Their local ayam penyet sambal was totally a different taste to where we get here in Singapore, with that I loved it where every food places we went to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner they will NEVER failed to serve us with a cup of tea, there is where I see a great service serve by them. But how surprise where you thought that the word "Bandung" in meal (Bandung drink or Mee Bandung) could originally come from the city itself, well surprisingly you won't be able to see the local selling any Bandung drink or even Mee Bandung there in Bandung. Basically they the local doesn't even heard about it before. Haha! The most memorable place where I will never forget till today, was when my little brother decided to defecate at the Tea Plantation (due to uncontrollable situation) haha! Totally an unforgettable memory! Well, you will definitely might want to know why I would love to visit Bandung again, so here are the main 6 reason on why I would love/what I would do to visit Bandung again. 1. I would love to come back to their delicious street food, especially BAKSO! 2. I would love to try on some sports and fun activities at the recreation park near to the Sari Ater Hot Spring 3. I would love to come back to shop for more nice/ cheap stuffs 4. I would love to stay near to the Kawah Putih area or any where but far from the busy city 5. I would love to know or learn a little bit about Bandung, and lastly 6. I would really really love to travel to Bandung with my best friend and experience the beautiful City of Bandung with her I really hope to win this amazing 4 Days 3 Nights trip to Bandung and share this trip with my best friend. Amin! Errdina. K  The last Indonesia trip, to Bali, we went as husband & wife was 3 years ago. It was my second while it was the first for my husband. Ever since that trip, whenever there is documentary show about Indonesia, my husband would bring up about our trip to Bali because he is still mesmerised with their culture, food, the people, the laid-back lifestyle & not forgetting the scenic view. I've been wanting to bring him again to other parts of Indonesia like Lombok, Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung but because of his tight schedule in operating food business, it's hard for him to have a break. Participating in this means a lot as not only will give him the opportunity to see other parts of Indonesia but also the quality time that I, or rather we long for. For him to have a break. Also, in hope, to relax from the hectic life, and maybe, to make babies in Bandung. Heh. I hope, with this surprise, will be another moment that I can cherish together with my husband, in our marital life. Farahzean Hi there! I'd loveeeee to be given a chance to go to Bandung with my husband if given the opportunity! We went to Bali for our honeymoon in January 2015 and would really, really love to go back to Indonesia again for our upcoming first anniversary! Whatsmore, my ancestors and paternal relatives are from Yogjakarta. Indonesia has always have a soft spot for me, like going back to my roots. Hehe. So please, please! Winning this 2 tickets would definitely be a surprise for my husband as our first anniversary! Thank you so much! Titi Mustika Why would I want to go Indonesia? The fact that I haven't been there explains the immense crave to be there at bandung. In this year itself, bandung seems to be a hot Favourite. Every other person is heading there for kawah putih/tangkuban perahu and as much as everyone would like to bring a loved ones, i would want it too. I would like to bring my very first love one, that is my Mother. Indonesia has long been the 'ah, there's nothing there except the hotspot Bali for honeymoon' but now it's slowly beginning to change. I would like to feel the culture but most importantly, taste the authentic street food, the ayam penyet as well as the Mee bakso. And whats more, the shopping haven! Kain seems to be a hot Favourite there and bringing my Mother to bandung is definitely her kind of thing. I definitely want to be given a chance to give her the experience and the happiness for going to a holiday that she feels at sync with. What other way to reconnect with a jawa than to head to Indonesia? Siti Zuliana Indonesia was one of our first trips abroad and it was exciting and new, all those years ago. With the family, you have to do everything together, and we were too small to know how amazing a place it was anyway. We were in Jakarta as far as I remember, and we visited a volcano, but reading about Bandung now really makes me wish we went there too! It seems like such an amazing place and I really want to go there. Married now, it would be a great adventure with my husband! We love being outdoors and there is so much to see and appreciate in terms of nature there Salmah Shahnawaz  I really would like to go to any parts of Indonesia because I have not been there at all.  All my life , I have been dreaming to travel and been reading a lot about traveling . Unfortunately I have no time to do that because of family n work commitment.  Now that I have more free time when all my children have grown up and working , I thought I could do what I have been dreaming of doing that is to travel. The first place that I really wish to go is Indonesia. So please give me this chance as I am getting older .  Zaiyang I want to see and explore the beautiful country of Indonesia. Chugbu The Republic of Indonesia is a beautiful country and a majestic archipelago indeed. With its rich cultural heritage and history, as well as its marvelous natural and manmade landmarks, it is definitely a haven for jetsetters and adventure seekers, like me. Travelling around the world has always been my greatest passion in life. I haven't been to this country yet and for that, I express my utmost willingness to have a once in a lifetime travel experience to Indonesia. It has always been included in my bucket list since then. I wanted to know more about their way of living and their language, Bahasa. I would love to see the sights of that wonderful nation, try their delectable cuisine and buy handcrafted souvenirs for my family and friends. But what I am very interested at to visit in Indonesia is the "Paris of Java", Bandung. I would love to explore and enjoy the whole city especially with my best friend and travel buddy, my mom. As they say, "Adventures are the best way to learn." This opportunity will really help me in gaining sufficient knowledge and positive realizations about the place and of course, meaningful memories. So "Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can, for life's not meant to be lived in one place" Nadine Dominisse B. Vacante Assalamualaikum w.b.t. Saya nak sangat ke Bandung kerana saya dan suami belum pernah menjejaki kota Bandung lagi. Kami pernah merancang untuk ke sana tapi belum berpeluang lagi untuk ke Bandung yang dikenali sebagai 'syurga membeli belah'. In shaa Allah jika rezeki saya dan suami berpeluang untuk menang trip ke Bandung Indonesia bersama Halal trip inilah pengalaman pertama saya dan suami bercuti ke luar negara untuk mengenali budaya dan masyarakat luar. Terima Kasih. Fatin Afiqah Karim Saya pernah menjejak kaki ke bumi Bandung 8 tahun yang lepas. Terlalu banyak pengalaman baru yang diperoleh. Kenapa saya nak pergi ke Bandung lagi??? 1: Dalam masa 8 tahun, mesti banyak perubahan yang telah berlaku di Bandung. 2: Saya ingin melihat kembali Gunung Tangkuban Perahu. Saya ingin menghidu kembali udara di kawasan gunung berapi. Kisah dongeng mengenai gunung itu sering menjadi kisah sebelum tidur yang akan saya ceritakan kepada anak saudara. Saya sangat suka melihat kebesaran Allah SWT yang terdapat di Bandung. 3: Saya ingin melihat floating market yang menjadi bualan orang ramai. 4: Saya ingin makan makanan di Kampung Daun. 5: Saya ingin makan di The Kiosk. 6: saya ingin berjalan di kaki-kaki lima dalam pekan Bandung sambil melihat masyarakat Bandung berniaga.. 7: Saya ingin mendengar suara nanyian oleh masyarakat tempatan di tepi jalan sekitar pekan Bandung terutamanya pemuda-pemuda yang bernyanyi menggunakan ukulele. 8: Saya ingin menghirup udara segar di taman-taman botani sekitar Bandung. 9: Saya mahu makan es jeruk, es teler, tempe, dan macam-macam lagi makanan tradisi di Bandung. Walaupun di Malaysia ada gerai yang menjual makanan-makanan tersebut, rasanya tidak original seperti di Bandung. 10: Sebab terakhir ialah.... saya mahu berbelanja dan membeli belah sepuas hati di Bandung.. hehe.. Semoga pihak tuan dapat menerima sebab-sebab saya ingin kembali melawat Bandung.. Siti Najmi Assalamualaikum and good afternoon :) Recently, i have read a contest that have been shared from my friends about winning a trip to Bandung.. Oh Allah, I swear to you that I am very excited when hearing this opportunity. Coz I really need a vacation to Bandung. Why I would love to travel to Bandung? ▶️ I always heared my friends kept telling me the awesomeness of travelling to Bandung, which I never get experienced it yet. How i wish to experience it and tell to my other friends to visit Bandung if they have a chance :) ▶️ I am hoping to visit Bandung to feel the memory of the sunshine at Indonesia.. Every nations have their own uniqueness.. And I would love to experience it too.. ▶️ I would love to make it a beautiful memory of vacation there. And i hope i can have a chance of winning this contest :) Thank you for the oppurtunity :) Love to hear from you soon Amalina Razak Saya nak sangat ke Bandung kerana ingin membawa emak saya melancong ke luar negara kerana kami tidak pernah lagi menjejakkan kaki ke luar negara. Tambahan pula, Bandung adalah syurga shopping untuk semua golongan umur dan Bandung adalah destinasi yg sesuai untuk mengisi masa lapang bersama keluarga. Zaityfarhan I have never been abroad but future I want to visit Indonesia especially Bandung because of the love of its nature and its beautiful scenery. Moreover, this city full of architecture that embrace their tradition and contain meaningful history behind it. Also as part of shopping destination for ladies. Amirah Yazid Tempat yang paling saya ingat selepas pulang ke bandung beberapa tahun lepas ialah restoran kampung daun kerana konsep restoran yang unik di kelilingi oleh alam sekitar dan makanan yang dihidangkan lazat. Saya berharap dapat berkunjung ke sana sekali lagi bersama suami dan anak untuk sama-sama menikmati keindahan alam sekitar.Selain itu, bandung adalah syurga kain baju dengan harga yang murah dan design yg sukar didapati di Malaysia. Tidak sah kalau ke bandung jika tidak mengunjungi pasar baru.  Nana Yaakob Assalam halaltrip, Saya Nabilah ingin memenangi trip ke bandung kerana ingin buktikan pada suami bahawa bandung adalah tempat yang awesome! Sudah 5 tahun saya menyimpan hasrat untuk bercuti dan melawat sekitar bandung, namun masih tidak kesampaian. Salah satu faktor adalah suami masih mempunyai bad expectation mengenainya sedangkan beliau tidak pernah cuba cari maklumat tentang bandung. Saya pula sehingga sudah menyimpan nama dan nombor supir dan beberapa info di sana hasil carian melalui blogger yang pernah ke sana hanya sebagai persediaan andai kata hati suami berubah untuk ke bandung. Jauh di sudut hati andai saya dipilih sebagai pemenangnya, saya ingin rebut peluang untuk buktikan pada suami tercinta segala telahan yang ada di benak fikirannya salah belaka. Ingin sekali saya buat beliau terus jatuh cinta pada keindahan dan uniknya bumi bandung itu! Nabilah Samsudin  Assalamualaikum. Saya tidak pernah lagi menjejakkan kaki ke Indonesia. Keinginan saya amatlah tinggi untuk sampai ke sana tetapi kerana kekangan kewangan, saya hanya mampu melihat rakan rakan sahaja pergi melancong ke luar negara. Apa yang saya tertarik untuk menjejakkan kaki ke Indonesia ialah untuk merasai kehidupan dan kebudayaan di sana. Merasai pelbagai juadah dan hidangan penduduk di sana ialah satu keinginan yang tinggi dalam diri saya. Saya ingin menikmati nasi padang, makanan jawa di sana disamping membeli belah di 'syurga' buat para pelancong. Selain dari tempat tempat yang menarik di Indonesia, saya amat teringin untuk ke Tangkuban Perahu. Saya harap halaltrip dapat merealisasikan impian saya. Terima kasih. Selamat maju jaya. Hajar Azman  Salam and Hi Halaltrip, My name is Nur Izatul Nabila bt Mohd Ali Hanafiah from Subang Jaya, Selangor. First and foremost why I would like to go to Bandung is because I had never been there before. I always read the article about Bandung and their main attraction such as Pasar Baru and Kawah Putih and make me so eager to go there. I also heard that the food is cheap and delicious, the things are cheap and in huge variety. And if I had a chance to win this trip to Bandung, I will go with my husband for our first honeymoon and explore Bandung for our first time. Nur Izatul Nabila bt Mohd Ali Hanafiah  Dear Halal Trip, I’ve been reading you contest to Bandung and it’s attract me to join your contest. The main reason why I want to win this contest is because I’ve been dreaming to go to Bandung long time ago. With the biodiversity, and the culture that win my heart, Bandung definitely one of the must go places in my life. Not to forget how heavenly to shopping there, an extra bonus for me as a girl to shop there. After all, it’s not the shopping that attract me most. It’s the nature which is at its best, sure a perfect place for a short getaway for me. Hopefully, I’m lucky enough to win this contest. InsyaAllah. Siti Nur Aswani Bt. Mohd. Khir  Hi Halal Trip, Saya nak sangat ke Bandung lagi kerana layanan mesra masyarakat sana buat saya rasa istimewa seperti VIP. Saya di sambut dengan kesantunan dan kelembutan mereka. Mereka juga sangat menghormati pengunjung serta rajin melayan di mana sahaja saya pergi sama ada ketika membeli belah atau pun saat mencuba makanan di restorannya. Saya teringin lagi ke sana untuk Food Hunting dan merasai keenakan makanan Sunda yang tentunya sangat unik dan sedap dengan selera saya. Moga impian saya untuk ke Bandung dapat ditunaikan bersama Halal Trip supaya saya dapat berkongsi bersama readers blog saya di www.pinkymomma.com Moga perkongsian saya nanti akan lebih ramai yang ingin ke Bandung dan merasai keseronokan untuk ke sana berulang kali. Bandung is a heart of Indonesia. Semua yang indah indah ada di Bandung! Diya Nadia Salam Sejahtera, Saya nak sangat pergi ke Bandung kerana bandung merupakan tempat percutian yang cantik ,menarik dan unik untuk dilawati.saya belum pernah kesana dan teringin untuk honeymoon ke bandung dan membuat kejutan kepada suami. Semoga saya menang dan dapat membuat kejutan kepada suami nanti. Terima kasih. Edya Hidayah Yaacob Assalammualaikum, Kerana Bandung adalah escapism dari rutin harian. Punyai tarikan fesyen, budaya, sumber makanan halal yang mudah dan diyakini serta tempat-tempat yang menarik dalam pakej sebuah kota yang unik. Siti Sahara Ara  Saya nak ke Bandung kerana Bandung merupakan destinasi percutian terunggul bagi saya di benua Asia ini. Selain ingin menyingkap rahsia di sebalik Danau Toba, saya juga ingin meneroka kawasan pinggiran gunung berapi yang terletak di situ. Rakan-rakan dan kenalan yang telah melawat Bandung banyak menceritakan tentang keunikan tempat-tempat di Bandung. Saya berjiwa investigatif dan saya ingin menjadikan Bandung sebagai salah sebuah tempat penerokaan yang saya tidak akan lupakan! #wonderfulindonesia #halaltriptoindonesia #iwanttogotobandungsobad Nur Aqila Kamila Why would I want to go Indonesia? The fact that I haven't been there explains the immense crave to be there at bandung. In this year itself, bandung seems to be a hot Favourite. Every other person is heading there for kawah putih/tangkuban perahu and as much as everyone would like to bring a loved ones, i would want it too. I would like to bring my very first love one, that is my Mother. Indonesia has long been the 'ah, there's nothing there except the hotspot Bali for honeymoon' but now it's slowly beginning to change. I would like to feel the culture but most importantly, taste the authentic street food, the ayam penyet as well as the Mee bakso. And whats more, the shopping haven! Kain seems to be a hot Favourite there and bringing my Mother to bandung is definitely her kind of thing. I definitely want to be given a chance to give her the experience and the happiness for going to a holiday that she feels at sync with. What other way to reconnect with a jawa than to head to Indonesia? Siti Zuliana I'd loveeeee to be given a chance to go to Bandung with my husband if given the opportunity! We went to Bali for our honeymoon in January 2015 and would really, really love to go back to Indonesia again for our upcoming first anniversary! Whatsmore, my ancestors and paternal relatives are from Yogjakarta. Indonesia has always have a soft spot for me, like going back to my roots. Hehe. So please, please! Winning this 2 tickets would definitely be a surprise for my husband as our first anniversary! Titi Mustika The last Indonesia trip, to Bali, we went as husband & wife was 3 years ago. It was my second while it was the first for my husband. Ever since that trip, whenever there is documentary show about Indonesia, my husband would bring up about our trip to Bali because he is still mesmerised with their culture, food, the people, the laid-back lifestyle & not forgetting the scenic view. I've been wanting to bring him again to other parts of Indonesia like Lombok, Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung but because of his tight schedule in operating food business, it's hard for him to have a break. Participating in this means a lot as not only will give him the opportunity to see other parts of Indonesia but also the quality time that I, or rather we long for. For him to have a break. Also, in hope, to relax from the hectic life, and maybe, to make babies in Bandung. Heh. I hope, with this surprise, will be another moment that I can cherish together with my husband, in our marital life. Farahzean Bismillahirrahmanirrahim! I remember about two months before knowing that I will be going to visit Bandung for a family vacation during the December break which was 2 years ago, I was totally excited and so enthusiastic on getting myself busy searching for attractions and a-must-to-visit-places in Bandung. It was one of the best city that I have ever been/experience. The beautiful scenery around the Volcano area, Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, Kawah Putih and especially the Tea Plantations, where it seem like I'm at the location for filming (just in does Indonesia drama, HAHA!) I totally loved the scenery there, especially the people, surrounding and atmosphere where we won't be able to experience here in Singapore. A part of visiting the attraction places, one of thing I loved about travelling is to try on their local FOOD. Oh well, who doesn't love to eat right? Especially their street food is KEBABOOM! Their local ayam penyet sambal was totally a different taste to where we get here in Singapore, with that I loved it where every food places we went to dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner they will NEVER failed to serve us with a cup of tea, there is where I see a great service serve by them. But how surprise where you thought that the word "Bandung" in meal (Bandung drink or Mee Bandung) could originally come from the city itself, well surprisingly you won't be able to see the local selling any Bandung drink or even Mee Bandung there in Bandung. Basically they the local doesn't even heard about it before. Haha! The most memorable place where I will never forget till today, was when my little brother decided to defecate at the Tea Plantation (due to uncontrollable situation) haha! Totally an unforgettable memory! Well, you will definitely might want to know why I would love to visit Bandung again, so here are the main 6 reason on why I would love/what I would do to visit Bandung again. 1. I would love to come back to their delicious street food, especially BAKSO! 2. I would love to try on some sports and fun activities at the recreation park near to the Sari Ater Hot Spring 3. I would love to come back to shop for more nice/ cheap stuffs 4. I would love to stay near to the Kawah Putih area or any where but far from the busy city 5. I would love to know or learn a little bit about Bandung, and lastly 6. I would really really love to travel to Bandung with my best friend and experience the beautiful City of Bandung with her I really hope to win this amazing 4 Days 3 Nights trip to Bandung and share this trip with my best friend. Amin! Errdina. K Assalamualaikum w.b.t. Saya nak sangat ke Bandung kerana saya dan suami belum pernah menjejaki kota Bandung lagi. Kami pernah merancang untuk ke sana tapi belum berpeluang lagi untuk ke Bandung yang dikenali sebagai 'syurga membeli belah'. In shaa Allah jika rezeki saya dan suami berpeluang untuk menang trip ke Bandung Indonesia bersama Halal trip inilah pengalaman pertama saya dan suami bercuti ke luar negara untuk mengenali budaya dan masyarakat luar. Terima Kasih. Fatin Afiqah Karim Salam.. saya Siti Najmi.. Saya pernah menjejak kaki ke bumi Bandung 8 tahun yang lepas. Terlalu banyak pengalaman baru yang diperoleh. Kenapa saya nak pergi ke Bandung lagi??? 1: Dalam masa 8 tahun, mesti banyak perubahan yang telah berlaku di Bandung. 2: Saya ingin melihat kembali Gunung Tangkuban Perahu. Saya ingin menghidu kembali udara di kawasan gunung berapi. Kisah dongeng mengenai gunung itu sering menjadi kisah sebelum tidur yang akan saya ceritakan kepada anak saudara. Saya sangat suka melihat kebesaran Allah SWT yang terdapat di Bandung. 3: Saya ingin melihat floating market yang menjadi bualan orang ramai. 4: Saya ingin makan makanan di Kampung Daun. 5: Saya ingin makan di The Kiosk. 6: saya ingin berjalan di kaki-kaki lima dalam pekan Bandung sambil melihat masyarakat Bandung berniaga.. 7: Saya ingin mendengar suara nanyian oleh masyarakat tempatan di tepi jalan sekitar pekan Bandung terutamanya pemuda-pemuda yang bernyanyi menggunakan ukulele. 8: Saya ingin menghirup udara segar di taman-taman botani sekitar Bandung. 9: Saya mahu makan es jeruk, es teler, tempe, dan macam-macam lagi makanan tradisi di Bandung. Walaupun di Malaysia ada gerai yang menjual makanan-makanan tersebut, rasanya tidak original seperti di Bandung. 10: Sebab terakhir ialah.... saya mahu berbelanja dan membeli belah sepuas hati di Bandung.. hehe.. Semoga pihak tuan dapat menerima sebab-sebab saya ingin kembali melawat Bandung.. Terima Kasih.. 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  • Top 10 Halal Friendly Destinations

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