Babakan Siliwangi, Bandung, Indonesia: Forest in the City

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Babakan Siliwangi is the only forest left in Bandung. So let's keep in mind to take care of this forest in the city by keeping it clean while enjoying its beauty.

Credits: hervinsyah

Hutan kota (forest of the city) Babakan Siliwangi, Bandung is the only forest left in my hometown of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, South East Asia. During Sundays, lot of digital photographers hold a “Tomb Raider/Army look” photo session at this forest. But the most attractive ones is the once-in-a-month activity at Babakan Siliwangi, which is sheep fighting.

Sheep fighting is a Sundanese traditional culture, but is actually prohibited by Islam, the majority religion of Sundanese, but in Indonesia, ancient tradition comes before Islam, making it stronger. Anyway, I don’t want to delve deeper into religion, so let’s go back to sheep fighting, which always has a lot of participants, because having a champion sheep is a prestigious honor to the owner and can make the price of the sheep significantly higher.

Credits: hervinsyah

Since there’s not many activities happening here, some people worked together to hold the Bandung Lightchestra, enjoying the forest at night while listening to the music and viewing the light show. The event was held on July 6th, 2012. Many musicians played at the field featuring the Bandung Jedi Community and Star Wars fans who showed off some light saber drama.

Credits: hervinsyah

Actually I’m little bit scared (ok, I admit, I’m very scared) walking alone in the forest at night. But nature is the most attractive place ever. So I stopped for a while to take some photos. Enjoy. =D

Credits: hervinsyah

written by hervinsyah on 2012-08-13 in #world #locations #babakan-siliwangi-bandung-west-java-indonesia-south-east-asia-city-forest #urban-adventures

9 Comments

  1. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    sedaaap
    ajak2 atuh hehe

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ekeupratama : Hayu' ateuh, engke September loba acara. Ada kampung city light, jadi nanti rumah2 yang dibawah flyover pasupati bakal "dinyalain" kaya hutan baksil pas malam2. Trus tanggal 27-30 September ada Bandung Air Show di Bandara Husein. Btw trims like & komen nya =D

  3. ekeupratama
    ekeupratama ·

    kabar2in kang hehe..
    update wae aya acara nu di bdg teh kang
    siap, sami2 :D

  4. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ekeupratama : Okeh, ketemuan di tkp aja yah =D

  5. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    wiii Helarfest :D tapi wajar sih waktu itu gak ketemu kang. Gelap banget soalnya hehe.

  6. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    wiii Helarfest :D tapi wajar sih waktu itu gak ketemu kang. Gelap banget soalnya hehe.

  7. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @poppyprongs : Nanti kalo Bandung Air Show II tgl 27-30 September datang yah, jgn lupa bawa biolanya, saya mau les private hihihi trims like & komennya =D

  8. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    asik, artikel location di bandung lg nih. nice!

  9. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @istionojr : Hehe, trims like & comment nya, Yog. Sampai jumpa di Bandung Air Show II, 27-30 Sept 2012 =D

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