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Babakan Siliwangi, Bandung, Indonesia: Forest in the City

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.

Photo by 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.

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.

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

written by hervinsyah

9 comments

  1. ekeupratama

    ekeupratama

    sedaaap
    ajak2 atuh hehe

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  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

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  3. ekeupratama

    ekeupratama

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

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  4. hervinsyah

    hervinsyah

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

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  5. poppyprongs

    poppyprongs

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

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  6. poppyprongs

    poppyprongs

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

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  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

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  8. istionojr

    istionojr

    asik, artikel location di bandung lg nih. nice!

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  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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