What are the different between Singapore and Bandung?
If you compare Bandung and Singapore, there are things that they have in common, especially about their sightseeing places and city attractions. Here are few similar places in Bandung and in Singapore according to Bandung Tour Expert.
– Universal Studio Singapore vs Trans Studio Bandung
Both theme parks wowed the visitors, from the park themes, rides, and ambiances. In the whole South East Asia, Singapore is the only country that has Universal Studio, while Trans Studio Bandung is the biggest indoor theme park in the whole wide world. Thus, the main difference is their location. Universal Studio Singapore is outdoor theme park while Trans Studio Bandung is indoor one.
Universal Studio rides are mainly based on the films and characters of Universal Studio house production in United States, whilst Trans Studio Bandung theme and rides are derived from the TV Program of Trans TV in Indonesia. About ticket prices, Universal Studio Singapore one day pass for adults is from SGD 74 (IDR 690,000 or RM 201) and Trans Studio Bandung ticket for adult starts only from IDR 150,000 (SGD 18 or RM 45).
– Maxwell Road Hawker Center vs Lembang Floating Market
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Maxwell Road Hawker Center Singapore will give you experiences to taste all kinds of local Singaporean food from more than 100 stalls in Singaporean authentic food hall. There, you will easily find the famous Tian Tian Chicken Rice, delicious Marina South seafood, or Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon. The budget to eat here is around SGD 10 – SGD 30 (IDR 100,000 – IDR 300,000 or RM 28 – RM 80).
On the other hand, Lembang Floating Market came with different concept letting visitors to eat typical Sundanese food and snacks which are served from wooden boats on an artificial lake. The cool air in Bandung often makes you feel hungry and indeed, there are too many variants of succulent food and snacks, e.g Nasi Tutug Oncom, Nasi Bambu, Colenak, Fried Milk Tofu, Grilled Sticky Rice with spicy shredded coconut. And the cost for each food is only around IDR 10,000 – IDR 50,000 (SGD 1 – SGD 5 or RM 4 – RM 20).
– Orchard Road vs Cihampelas, Dago, Setiabudi and Riau Factory Outlet Area
Orchard Road is probably the most popular fashion district in South East Asia, especially because of lower prices of world branded products contrary rather than in Jakarta. Its concept is very sophisticated and metropolitan. While factory outlets areas in Bandung are quite distinct one to another. They have all kinds of product, branded and local products from very low until very high tag prices. Some of the factory outlets have unique concepts and themes like super hero actions or kids’ playground.
Talking about transport, from time to time more people are becoming increasingly dynamic and traveling becomes a demand for people, especially for those who live in big cities, both for holiday or business trips. In accordance with the tendency, several Asian airlines decided to open new direct route between Singapore and Bandung. Silk Air is the first Singaporean private Airlines already operating this route whilst, two others are Air Asia and Tiger Airways. It is possible that in the near future there will be more flights which open Singapore-Bandung route with the expansion of Husein Sastranegara International Airport.