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.
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