Eventually, I just made a quick walk around Cihampelas to pass 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 Chiampelas Walk. Most people do.
Overall, this place is relatively safe and friendly. A little shopping in the mall and lots of food choice with local to fast food. Even an Italian restaurant was seen there. 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 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 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 visit my Bandung Hotel List.
For those heading to Bandung, you may want to do some homework before going there. The ultimate reason people come here is mainly for the shopping especially at the Factory Outlets in Bandung. Otherwise, it is sight seeing and golf. For those who are into the general shopping and local food, the one place you can visit is Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall in Bandung.