BANDUNG AND KAMPUNG DAUN
Grandmaster Wong at Kampung Daun
Hartono, Joko and I came down the volcanic mountain and headed towards Bandung. We passed Lembang, a small town, where there were many nurseries.
"We buy our plants here." Joko told me.
Joko’s wife and her friend met us at Kampung Daun, which means “Leave Village” in the Indonesian language. Kampung Daun is actually a restaurant, but in an exquisite setting with a lot of trees and ponds. The lunch, at the courtesy of Joko and his wife, was very delicious.
In Bandung we went to Joko’s house, which is a lovely mansion. Then we visited an ecological center, called Eco Camp, which was surrounded by trees and herbs. We found a special stone erected in Hartono’s honour. Hartono, a rich businessman, must have contributed a lot of money to the center.
“If the traffic is fine, it would take about 3 hours to reach Jakarta from Bandung. If the traffic is bad, it would take 9 hours,” Joko told me earlier.
Luckily, all of us practice Shaolin Wahnam arts. We even enjoyed the traffic jam.
Wong Kiew Kit
22nd October 2017
Travels in Indonesia