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Bonjour tout le monde! Je m'appelle Shabrina. Je suis géologue. Actuellement, j'habite à Jakarta. J'adore voyager, faire du sport, manger, regarder les films et la télé, écouter de la musique, et expérimenter une nouveauté. Enchanté!

Chinatown Bandung




I was in Bandung on 21 October 2017. At noon, I met Yolan and Adeeva @ Braga City Walk. Then, we visited Chinatown (on Jalan Kelenteng No. 41, Ciroyom, Andir, Bandung). I suggest you don’t come by your own car, because it will be hard to find a parking space there. Before walk into the Chinatown, you have to pay IDR 20k / person with debit card.

welcome to Chinatown

Inside Chinatown, there are some chinese architecture buildings, with obviously chinese decoration style. It also has souvenir shop. Chinatown has a great deal of photogenic and instagram-able spots 😀 moreover, there are a lot of food and drink stalls. Again, you have to pay with debit card. At the time, I picked thai tea and skewers. Chinatown provides the visitors plenty of outdoor seats.

outdoor seating + lampion, which will be more alluring at night

thai tea and skewers

Adeeva ❤


moi | Yolan et Adeeva

at the Red Bridge (Jembatan Merah)




Malang : Toko Oleh-Oleh Lancar Jaya, Malang Strudel, Bakso Kota Cak Man


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29 September 2017 was our last day in Malang, thus the four of us (I and my friends at the office : Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa) went to souvenir shop(s) : Toko Oleh-Oleh Lancar Jaya (on Jalan R. Tumenggung Suryo No.86, Blimbing, Malang) to buy keripik tempe (tempe chips) and keripik buah (fruit chips) and Malang Strudel (nearest store from our hotel is on JL. WR. Supratman No 10, Klojen, Malang; across the Lavalette Hospital). Malang strudel is a type of layered pastry with a sweet filling, I really love the pineapple filling, instead of apple.

Before Jumu’ah prayer, we had lunch @ Bakso Kota Cak Man (outlet terdekat dari hotel kami : on Jl. WR. Supratman Blok C-1 No. 14, Malang). Omg it is utterly delicious, you have to taste it if you visit Malang someday ❤

appetizing :3


what would you like to eat? | mine :9

We returned to the hotel afterwards, packed our belongings, check-out, and headed to the airport. I flew with Sriwijaya Air, which is departed from Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang @ 3.10 pm.


Bye bye Malang, see you again soon! Not too soon tho 😀

Malang : JCM 2017 @ Ijen Suites, Pos Ketan Legenda – 1967, Alun-Alun Kota Wisata Batu, Kopi Letek


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28 September 2017, I headed to Ijen Suites (on Jl. Ijen Nirwana Raya Blok A No. 16, Klojen, Malang), along with my friends at the office (Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa), to attend the last day of the conference : JCM 2017. On the day, Mas Hanif was scheduled to present the paper he wrote with me and Pak Yustin. Then, we had lunch, attended the closing ceremony, and returned to the hotel.

Mas Hanif and Sabi, after closing ceremony


When I arrived at my room, I got some rest, took a shower, prayed maghrib. Then, I, along with Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa, headed to Pos Ketan Legenda – 1967 (on Jalan Kartini No.6, Ngaglik, Batu), near The Square Kota Wisata Batu, for dinner. Such place has been established since 1967 for sure. When we got there, there was a pretty long queue.

I ordered sticky rice with durian and coconut milk, crispy tofu with crunchy vegetables filling, and bowel satay :9 all of them tasted very delicious ❤


our sticky rice | crispy tofu & bowel satay


Shortly afterwards, we walked to The Square Kota Wisata Batu / Alun-Alun Kota Wisata Batu (on Jl. Agus Salim, Sisir, Batu). It was super crowded at the time, though it was Thursday night, not weekend. The four of us tried the ferris wheel on the square hehe.



The Square Kota Wisata Batu


Last thing we did before returned to the hotel was enjoying our last night in Malang at Kopi Letek until midnight. Such tiny cafe is located across the square, on Jl. Diponegoro No.23, Sisir, Batu to be exact. At the time, I ordered milkshake, instead of coffeee, also some fritters.


Kopi Letek | view from our table


See you tomorrow!

Malang : swimming @ MaxOne Hotel , JCM 2017 @ Ijen Suites, Terminal Mie


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27 September 2017. I swam before I ate breakfast. MaxOne Hotel Malang (on Jalan Jaksa Agung Suprapto II No.75, Klojen, Malang) has rooftop pools on the 8th floor. Malang weather is pretty cold in the morning, thus there is no one but me swam in the pool at the time~

rooftop pools on the 8th floor

After I had breakfast, I took a shower, dressed up, and headed to Ijen Suites Hotel (on Jl. Ijen Nirwana Raya Blok A No. 16, Klojen, Malang), along with my friends at the office (Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa) to attend the conference : JCM 2017. We listened some oral presentations until lunch time and listened some oral presentations again afterwards.

Winda and Sabi was in front of Winda’s poster. Winda used to work as an internee in Pertamina UTC from 2015 to 2016

On the day, the conference terminated at around 4.30 pm. Hence, Sesa and Eja returned to their hotel not long after. While, Mas Hanif and I still stayed at the venue, because we were invited to have farewell dinner with Pak Alfian and other members of NEGT team. Pak Alfian retired on October 1.

NEGT team – Pertamina UTC @ JCM 2017

After all the member of NEGT team had prayed maghrib, we left Ijen Suites and headed to Terminal Mie (Jl. Bend. Sigura-gura Bar. No.24, Malang). Such restaurant has interior design resembling terminal (bus station). You can find angkot frame, seat made by soft drink crate, table made by metal drums, and other terminal inspired wall decors, there. Angkot is public transportation which looks like minivan or minibus with eye catching color. Every angkot has their own route, distinguished by the color itself or number code. The route usually written on windshield.

farewell dinner @ Terminal Mie

see you tomorrow~

Malang : JCM 2017 @ Ijen Suites, Daster Jalan Jakarta, Ronde Titoni


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On 26 September 2017, I, along with my friends at the office (Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa) attended the conference : JCM 2017 @ Ijen Suites Hotel. We listened some oral presentations until lunch time and listened some oral presentations again afterwards. Around 3 pm, we left Ijen Suites and returned to the hotel, because Mas Hanif didn’t feel well at the time~

oral presentation @ JCM 2017


it’s lunch time | Sesa, Sabi, Eja, Mas Hanif @ Ijen Suites Hotel, Malang


Not long afterwards, Sesa, Eja, Mac, and I headed to Daster Embroidery Tangerang-Malang (on Jalan Jakarta No.56, Malang), whilst Mas Hanif only stayed in his room~ Why they put “Tangerang” on its name? Because, the store used to be located on Jalan Tangerang. They sell not so many options of daster (comfort loose gown made from cotton, to wear at home), but Alhamdulillah luckily I could get an adorable daster, and it feels soft and sooo comfy.


Then, we returned to the hotel………. When I arrived at my room, I also didn’t feel well 😦 therefore, I slept directly after changing from jeans to pajama. Alhamdulillah I felt great when I woke up, so that I could join my collegemates to have dinner @ Ronde Titoni (Jl. Zainul Arifin No.17, Klojen, Malang), which has been established since 1948.


Ronde is small round batters, consisting of a mixture of rice flour and brown sugar which has crushed peanuts filling, soaked in hot ginger water. It is a perfect dish to be enjoyed for a bit chilly night in Malang ❤


see you tomorrow~

Malang : Batu Secret Zoo, Gala Dinner @ Ijen Suites, Seafood Udhay Permata Laut


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On 25 September 2017 at around 11.30 am, Mas Hanif, Sesa, Eja, Mac, and I headed to JaTim Park 2 (Batu Secret Zoo). It took us about an hour to get there, we rode Gocar. When we arrived, we directly walked to ticket counter and buy the ticket in cash.

bracelet for the visitor

Batu Secret Zoo was built since 2008, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono spoke at the opening in 2010. The zoo is 14 hectares in size. Some of their collections are : lion, tiger, flamingo, meerkat, zebra, anteater, tapir, various kinds of reptiles, etc.



inside the zoo (from top left to bottom) : leopard, flamingo, tapir, male lion, water rabit, baboons, mandrill


feeding bats | from where I stand

my lunch :9

There is an amusement park inside Batu Secret Zoo, named Fantasy Land. At the time, we only ride : carousel, tsunami, and animal coaster. I won’t ride tsunami and animal coaster in the future, never again!


carousel | tsunami

There is haunted house attraction also. But I didn’t get into the house hehe. Only Mas Hanif and Sesa did it. They said that the house is impressive. Are you brave enough to head into such haunted house? 😀

park in front of the haunted house

Moreover, visitors are able to get the opportunity to feed a tiger via balcony. Such balcony has acrylic glass floor, thus we can see tiger’s behaviour to reach his lunch.

a white tiger looks to the fresh red meat hanging on the rope


We finished our tour inside the zoo at around almost maghrib time. Then, we returned to the hotel because we had to attend Conference Gala Dinner @ Ijen Suites Hotel (Jl. Ijen Nirwana Raya Blok A No. 16, Klojen, Malang).

When I reached my room, I prayed, took a bath, got ready for the Gala, and rode GoCar along with Mas Hanif, Sesa, and Eja to Ijen Suites Hotel. But, apparently there are too many people in too little space @ the Gala 😦 so that, after the last speaker ended his speech, the four of us, plus Japir and Dona (Sesa’s and Eja’s friend) headed to Seafood Udhay Permata Laut (on Jl. Ciliwung, Blimbing, Malang) for dinner.

It is an awesome place to have seafood dishes, which was recommended by Japir. At the time, we had boiled clams, pan-fried garlic butter prawns, and gourami with chili sauce. All of them tasted utterly delicious ❤

boiled clams | pan-fried garlic butter prawns

left-right : Mas Hanif, Eja, Japir, Dona, Sesa, Sabi


see you tomorrow~

Malang : CGK – MLG by Garuda, MaxOne Hotel, Bakso President, Museum Angkut, BNS (Batu Night Spectacular)


24 September 2017, 08.20 am, I departed from Soekarno–Hatta Airport T3 to Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang. In the waiting lounge of the airport, I met Japir, my friend who is also majoring in Geological Engineering – ITB 2009. Currently, he study in Japan at doctorate level.

I went to Malang because I wanted to attend a conference (JCM 2017), along with three of my friends at the office (Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa). But, all of them departed from Halim Perdanakusumah. At around 10 am, I arrived at Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport. I got pranked by Mas Hanif, Eja, and Sesa. They texted me and said that they already headed to the hotel before I arrived. Unfortunately, I was still calm and peaceful, because at the time I had Japir, who can speak Javanese hehe.

I stayed @ MaxOne Hotel (on Jalan Jaksa Agung Suprapto II No.75, Klojen, Malang), whilst Japir stayed @ Santika Hotel (on Jl. Letjen Sutoyo No.79, Lowokwaru, Malang). Luckily, my hotel is adjacent to his hotel, thus I can share a taxi with him. Out of the blue, two guys approached me while Japir was negotiating with a taxi driver in Javanese.

Can you imagine who are these people???? Sesa and Eja 😀 eventually, they also asked Japir to negotiate with another taxi driver to bring them along with Mac (Sesa’s girlfriend) to their hotel (Savana Hotel on Jl. Letjen Sutoyo No.30-34, Klojen, Malang) hahaha. Mas Hanif also stayed @ MaxOne Hotel. When we got to the hotel, we kept our luggage at the front desk. Then, we walked to Savana Hotel (around 500 m from MaxOne Hotel).


At the time, we had lunch @ the renowned Bakso President, which is located right behind Savana Hotel. We came at lunch time. Hence, the restaurant was so crowded, but Alhamdulillah we could get a table.

next to the railway line

Then, we stood in a queue to buy a bowl of bakso (meatball). You can have either the items freely or menus of existing packages. At the time, I chose my items freely, and I picked : bakso goreng (fried meatball), bakso halus (meatball), bakso urat (a mix of beef and beef vein rolled into one rough looking meatball), paru (fried cow lung), and bakso bakar (grilled meatball). In my opinion,  all of them tasted so so~ I was wondering what makes them so popular?

my bakso goreng (fried meatball), bakso halus (meatball), bakso urat (a mix of beef and beef vein rolled into one rough looking meatball), paru (fried cow lung), and bakso bakar (grilled meatball)


Next, we ordered GoCar to Museum Angkut @ Kota Wisata Batu. Such museum is soooo enormous. You can get some discount if you present your Garuda boarding pass. Museum Angkut prohibit you to bring your food and beverage inside. You have to put them in the shelf near the entrance. If you bring camera, you have to pay extra IDR 30K.

bracelet for the visitor

Museum Angkut is a transportation museum which has more than 300 collections of almost all modes of transportation, both traditional and modern. It divided into several zones which is decorated with certain themes, for instance : Asia, Europe, America, etc. There are a lot of red cars inside the museum. Coincidentally, I also wore red tees at the time 😀 *terus kenapaaa?




inside the museum (from top left to bottom right) : main hall, the replica of the Indonesian Presidential Aircraft, satay stall, Morris Minor aka oplet si Doel, Buick, Buckingham Palace miniature

We finished our tour inside the museum at around almost maghrib time. Then, we continued our journey to Museum Topeng (Mask Museum). It is located so close to the Museum Angkut. Such museum is small, we only spend less then 30 minutes there. Afterwards, we book a cab to BNS (Batu Night Spectacular) through a phone call.


When we got to the BNS, we had dinner first at the food stall in front of BNS, because we were soooo starving at the time. After we satiated ourselves, the rain was pouring down, therefore we cancelled the plan and headed back to the hotel……

BNS (Batu Night Spectacular)


This is my room @ MaxOne Hotel Malang :



see you tomorrow~