Tegallega Main Entrance

Tegallega Main Entrance

Tegal Lega – thanks to foursquare for the description – is Bandung’s landmark and the park in which Bandung Lautan Api Monument (Monument of Bandung’s Ocean of Fire) stands. The Tegal Lega itself means “Wide Park” (Lapangan yang Besar) as “Tegal” means “Park / Field” and “Lega” means “Wide / Vast / Empty / Big”. It has become a jogging site, people practicing tai chi quan, traditional market outside the park (and inside…), food court, flower market, and sometimes people make events like live music show or  there, and so on. It doesn’t have jogging track – uh, I don’t know whether it can be called one – but it has swimming pool, football court, and athletic track. People also practice tai chi quan, playing badminton in the inner field, and sometimes people practice umroh/ haji there before going to Mecca.

Fresh veggies from Lembang!

Fresh veggies from Lembang! –WHOOPS, whose hand is that 🙂

This place is bustling with people in the morning everyday; the street vendors prepared their stalls at about 6AM and close them at approximately 11-12PM. After finished jogging, people would like to eat breakfast in food stalls (chicken porridge, Hokkien Chinese cuisine, traditional snacks, noodle, and so on) or shopping for groceries. Mainly, the vendors weren’t from Bandung city but from Tasikmalaya, Sumedang, Lembang, and – well, just wherever. The price’s also fair. They sell vegetables, fruits from Dragon Fruits, Tamarind, to Blueberry and Strawberries. There are milk seller, honey, tempeh, tofu, hmmm…. anything you want, dear.

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cooked food to be eaten at home

cooked food to be eaten at home with family

Goodness, I’m hungry. Other than grocers, there are people who sell accessories, clothes, dresses, jackets, electronic devices, toys for children, and cooked food. They don’t prepare chair or table and you definitely cannot eat on spot (except for snacks). Just point at the food you want, and he/she will give you a handful of it – may be about 0.7$ to 1.5$ a portion…. <growl~>

Asia-Afrika Trees

Asia-Afrika Trees

The market is outside the park, takes place in trotoaar (sidewalk) which I don’t think they should be there in the first place… After you enter the park, there are trees, grass, and trees, and grass. You can go jogging in outer circle or going deeper near the monument. The most interesting thing in Tegallega is the trees that “belong” to countries that commemorate Asia-Afrika Conference. You may find “United Kingdom”, “Ethiopia”, “India”, “Indonesia” trees, etc.

Asia-Afrika Tree... I think it belongs to UK

Asia-Afrika Tree… I think it belongs to UK

Tegallega Aviary

Tegallega Aviary

If you go circling the inner track, you will encounter something egg-shaped deep inside. There standing rusty aviary; unused and abandoned. There are small bird houses inside it, but no bird at all, only fallen brown leaves. I wish after Mr. Ridwan Kamil becomes a major, I can see birds there in the future 😦

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