The boy had fever and cough when we went back to Jakarta last Holiday, so the doctor suggested that he didn’t swim in the public pool until he was completely cured, and he was very disappointed because we planned to go to Bandung or Lembang and stayed for one night. Alright, so we changed the plan and just decided to visit Lembang Floating Market, would go early in the morning, and just went back to Jakarta in the afternoon.
The boy was still taking doctor’s medicine that day, so that was why he felt sleepy almost all day. The four of us (me and my sister who took turn to drive, my mom, and the boy) left home at around 6 am and my son felt asleep during the three hours trip, only woke up when we almost reached Lembang and had breakfast in the car. He didn’t even wake up when we stopped for toilet break.
That was why he looked sleepy and not in a really good mood in some photos, but somehow after 30 minutes he got his energy back and couldn’t stop exploring the place.
We arrived early in the morning at around 8.30 am to 9 am when this place is just about to open. We were greeted with fresh air, nice weather, and very quiet place so we could explore and walk happily and take good pictures without many people around.
Around lunch time, the weather was super hot and this place was very crowded. We didn’t feel comfortable and suddenly this nice place became not so convenient at all and everybody was in the bad mood so we decided to end our visit and go back to Jakarta at around 2 pm. Yes, it was a very short visit, but we didn’t find there would be anything else to do anymore.
It is also easier to find parking spot in the morning than in the afternoon. The queue to enter Lembang Floating Market on weekend (we were there on Saturday) was soooo……long that we couldn’t go back through the same road that we came because the road was blocked by big buses and cars waiting to enter Floating Market.
We thought the view was very nice in the morning, but once the crowd jumped in and the sun started to shine just on top of our head, we didn’t feel this place was as good as before. Everyone was agree that this place is totally overrated (when afternoon came, hahaha…………….., blame on the hot sun……………..)
Besides taking pictures in the morning (in the afternoon, many people and big groups wanted to take pictures in the best spots, so it was an entertainment too to see who would win the fighting and took pictures first), there was not much that we could do. We didn’t eat in Floating Market as we didn’t find any interesting food there.
The rabbit’s place was our biggest disappointment. First, we had to pay Rp 20.000,- per person and only got 2 super skinny carrots. Second, the rabbits were either hiding somewhere or most of them didn’t show any interest with children and adults trying to feed them. No wonder the boy only spend less than 10 minutes inside. The staff didn’t help at all and wasn’t very friendly too (most of them were not very friendly and not helpful). Compared to Kuntum Farm Field, where the rabbit’s house was smaller but the boy could spend more than one hour there with big bucket of rabbit’s food, this place was very disappointing for us.
There was once a strawberry and vegetables farm in here, but not anymore……………and again we (especially the boy) were very disappointed because we were ready to pick some strawberries and vegetables. My sister even opened the website one day before our visit and those two activities were still listed in the website. Well, besides all those things, there were still many wonderful things that we saw and experienced during our visit, and so here are the pictures:
Appreciate this place for still preserves traditional things, especially children toys and traditional musical instruments. It’s so hard to find good places to teach my son about the wonderful culture of Indonesia, and this place can be an alternative for him to know better about his home country, even though it only comes in small things.
And, another 5 hours on the street and I was feeling very sleepy when I drove home. The boy slept all the way home. Thank God we arrived home safely.