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Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall in Bandung

Bandung Cihampelas Walk
The Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall in Bandung is a trendy place in town, especially when you plan to do some serious shopping.

When you are in Bandung, drivers or hotel staff will highly recommend this shopping place to you, and for those who want a good mix in street and mall shopping, this is the place to visit.

Often called Ci-Walk by the locals, you can find just about anything a local mall would offer, just that here, you can get some great discounts and bargains on clothes.

Cihampelas Walk 

Famous Shopping Mall BandungCi-Walk Entrance - Ever famous Logo Board / meet up point.

This place in the photo above is also the main drop off and pick up area of Cihampelas, and you will most probably be dropped off here by your driver or taxi.

Unfortunately, there are no waiting benches or kiosk selling drinks at the time I visited. So, if you are tired of walking, just be prepared to wait for your transport.

Shopping Mall in Bandung
Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall interior
Inside Ci-Walk Mall, there is mainly general shopping here, so don't bother if you are looking for real bargains unless you get lucky with some store having a major sale.

But if you have to go jalan-jalan (walking around), give this place a visit. The mall looks pretty decent, clean and modern.

Inside, there are nice and clean toilets too. And they have a ton of fast food here, so only if you are a certified mall junkie, then go here.

Shopping Sale in Bandung
Bandung Shopping Sale
Anyway, I was walking around the Ci-Walk Mall looking for some factory outlets as someone told me there are factory outlets here.

Sadly, after much walking, I did not find any factory outlet in the mall, just general shops selling clothes and the same old usual things.

However, there were some smaller factory outlets outside the main road from the mall. Just a reminder, this is not the common factory outlet area. This is just a general shopping area in Bandung.

Bandung CiWalkWarung Talaga, a local food kiosk

For foodies, one of the interesting local stalls outside the F&B area called Warung Talaga, selling all kinds of Taufoo (Tahu).

I could not help notice the crowd here, and I had to try it and the conclusion - it was rather interesting to eat a local styled Taufoo. Gets really crowded with locals on the weekends, so you may end up standing to eat it. 

Coffee in BandungThe local coffee. See the 'serbuk' (coffee dust) in it.

Bandung TahuTaufoo/Tahu Samosa. Very interesting.

Talaga Warung BandungAnother Taufoo/Tahu dish from Warung Talaga.

Eventually, I just made a quick walk around Cihampelas to pass the time and did not do any shopping here as I simply wanted to know what the hype was all about.

I think the main street outside the mall was more interesting. Again, seriously, unless you have lots of time, then visit Cihampelas Walk. Most people do.

What I Think About Cihampelas Walk at Bandung

Overall, this place is relatively safe and friendly—a little shopping in the mall and lots of food choices with local to fast food. Even an Italian restaurant was seen there.

It is also a great place to bring kids and husbands as you can dump them at one of the street's restaurant while you go crazy shopping.

Be careful about going here on weekends as the traffic on the main road can get nasty. I went on a Friday, and I had to wait for about 30 minutes for my driver (supir) to come to pick me.

The traffic jam can be crazy here on weekends, so just a heads up. For more info on Hotels, Taxi and Van services in Bandung, please read my Bandung Hotel list.


For those heading to Bandung, you may want to do some homework before going there. People come here mainly for shopping, especially at the many Factory Outlets in Bandung.

For those who are into the general shopping and local Indonesian food, the one place you can visit is the Cihampelas Walk shopping mall in Bandung as you will find a good balance of everything in one place.


Unknown said...

it's nice to heard n seen that there's a picture about our tofu booth at this web site..its call:"WARUNG TALAGA",that's sell every kind of traditional tofu snack ex:tahu bodo,tahu buntel,tahu gondrong,tahu kriuk,tahu sumpel and many kinds of the other tofu snack and off course we're sell traditional drinks too likes:kopi tubruk,wedang jahe,susu kedelai,es cingcau,es tape,es cendol etc..
Come and enjoy the food,feel the comfort and uniquely atmosphere at"WARUNG TALAGA" with the verry tasty and cheap food in there..;)Gbu..

Malaysia Asia said...

Hello Sal, thank you for your comment and I am happy to know it was your Tahu Stall which was featured. Anyway, your tahu rocks! Just to let you know and keep branching out.


Anonymous said...

Is the tofu halal ie no pork or un-slaughtered animals(muslim way) or any ingredients made of these two? No offence, just checking. TQ

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