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Festival Citylink

Festival Citylink is a shopping center/mall in south Bandung that has been established since 2010. The mall occupies an area of 54,000 meter square. Festival Citylink has five floors and often visited by middle-up class families. They often hold monthly events (you can see the calender of events in information center, which is located next to the entrance gate).

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Festival Citylink on video taken from You Tube.

Location : Jl. Peta No. 241
Telephone : +62 22 6128577
Fax : +62 22 6128699
Website :
Opening hours : daily, 10am-10pm
Fasilities : toilet, musholla (a praying room for Muslims), baby stroller
Nearby facilities : ATMs, mini market, hotels, hospital
Nearby attractions : Museum Sri Baduga, Monument Bandung Lautan Api, Jl. Cibaduyut
How to get there : From Leuwipanjang Terminal, take an angkot that goes to Kelapa Terminal and get off in front of the mall (fare: Rp. 2,500 for a-10 minute of journey)
From Hotel Grand Pasundan at Jl. Peta, take angkot that goes to Kelapa Terminal and get off in front of the mall (fare: Rp. 2,000 in only 3 minutes of journey)
From the Jakarta-Bandung highway, exit at Pasir Koja exit gate and drive straight ahead to Jl. Terusan Pasir Koja until reaching the intersection of Jl. Peta (approx. 1.06 miles). From there, turn to the right heading to Festival Citylink (approx. 0.20 miles)
Remarks : the mall usually will be crowded on weekends.

Istana Plaza

Istana Plaza is located near Bandung train station. It is a mall that often visited by local residents, especially from upper middle class families. Istana Plaza has a wide range of clothings, food, entertainment, and so on.

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Location : Jl. Pasir Kaliki No. 121-123
Telephone : +62 22 6000100, 6000404
Fax : +62 22 6000234, 6046757
Email : [email protected]
Website :
Opening hours : Monday-Friday, 10am-9:30pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
Facilities : Wi-Fi, toilets, musholla (the praying room for Muslims), parking area, ATM center
Nearby facilities : hotels, ATMs, pharmacies, health center clinic, restaurants
Nearby attractions : Galeri Cupumanik, BTC Fashion Mall, Pasteur Hyper Point
How to get there : from Paris van Java Mall (Jalan Sukajadi area) take an angkot heading to St. Hall (e.g “Lembang-St. Hall” line) and get off right in front off the mall (fare: Rp. 2,000 in 10-minute trip)
Remarks : Istana Plaza is easily reached from Jalan Dr. Djundjunan (Pasteur). Jalan Pasir Kaliki will usually be crowded on weekends. Some tenants accept credit and debit cards payment.

Pasar Baru

An old market open since the mid 1800’s and was renovated in 2001 into a modern shopping center. The market can be very crowded by both visitors and traders. It can be a little bit challenging to find men's shirts since 75% of the sellers sell mostly women's clothes.

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A short video about Pasar Baru Trade Center taken from You Tube.

Location : Jl. Otto Iskandardinata (Otista) No. 70
Telephone : +62 22 4245555
Fax : +62 22 4245550
Website :
Opening hours : daily, 10am-5pm
Facilities : AC, toilets, musholla (the praying room for Muslims), parking area, ATMs
Nearby facilities : ATMs, hospital, money changer
Nearby attractions : Aroma Factory and Coffee Shop, Istana Plaza
How to get there : from Bandung train station, take an angkot that goes to Gedebage and get off behind Pasar Baru (fare: Rp. 2,000 for a 10-minute journey). From there continue a short distance through Jalan Pasar Barat) to the main door entrance of Pasar Baru (it takes less than 5 minutes walk)
Remarks : this is a famous shopping center for locals, as well as tourists from neighbouring countries, instead of going to Jalan Cihampelas, for one good reason - cheaper prices. You need to bargain hard to get a really good price and usually they do wholesales. Apart from clothing, there are also many stalls selling local food, such as Bandung style crackers and so on. Some tenants accept credit and debit cards payment. Jalan Pasir Kaliki, Jalan Kebon Jati, and Jalan Otto Iskandardinata are usually crowded everyday. Be aware of pickpockets. There is a traditional market in the basement.

Paris van Java Mall

Paris van Java (PVJ) is “an open air resort of lifestyle, fashion, dining, entertainments, and sports” with many European and Mediterranean architecture buildings concept. This “mall” occupies an area of 60,000 square meters and awarded “the most favorites mall outside Jakarta” by Indonesia Tourism Award in 2011. PVJ is well known among foreign tourists, such as from Malaysia, Europe, Japan, Korea, and domestic tourists.

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Visitors will enjoy a beautiful scenery of flying doves or peacocks while shopping or walking along the pedestrian walk inside the mall on every weekend on the afternoon. Apart from that, it also has a 600 square meters breeding house full of birds, butterflies, and peacocks on the rooftop floor. The breeding house opens daily with admission fee Rp. 20,000. Visitors are suggested to visit on the daylight because the birds flocks at the top of the cage in afternoon.

Video of Paris van Java Mall taken from YouTube.

Located on the same area is a farm full of sheeps, guinea pigs, cow, and rabbits. It open from 10am until 6pm on weekdays and 10am until 9pm on weekends, with an admission fee of Rp. 50,000. Do not forget to visit "Paris van Java Garden" on the roof floor to see a wide range of beautiful ornamental plants.

Location : Jl. Sukajadi No. 137-139
Telephone : +62 22 2060800
Email : [email protected]
Website :
Opening hours : daily, 10am-10pm (some tenants open till 1am or 2 am)
Facilities : Wi-Fi, smoking area, parking area, lactation room
Nearby facilities : hospital, ATMs, pharmacy, restaurants, police station
Nearby attractions : Bandung Trade Center, Pasteur Hyper Point, Istana Plaza
How to get there : by angkot: from Jalan Merdeka, take the one that goes to Ledeng and stop at Tomodachi Café (Jalan Sukajadi). It costs Rp. 3,000 for a 20 minute journey. Continue by taking the “Karang Setra-Cibaduyut” or “Karang Setra-Kalapa” angkot and get off right in front of the mall (fare: Rp. 2,000 and takes only 5 minutes)
Remarks : this Wi-Fi enabled shopping mall is famous for its open air cafes and restaurants, and Paris van Java Mall is one of most well known malls especially for visitors from Jakarta. There is a very bad traffic jam next to the mall usually, just after office hours because of a narrow road, lots of cars, plus a local market nearby. To avoid traffic jam, you might park your own car or motorcycle at the Hasan Sadikin Hospital, which is located at about 800 meters south of PVJ.

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