Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Small, Street-Corner Bookstore

A small book store on the corner of Jalan Jend. Purn Amir Machmud, which is the main street, and Jalan Alun-alun Cimahi. I think it's one of the oldest book stores in the town of Cimahi in the west of Bandung. Pustaka Nasution I believe is the name.

In an era of big chain bookstores, it's nice to see a small and privately owned bookstore like this.

The store doesn't carry many books though. When I checked it out the last time, it only had school text books, some religious books, and a limited collection of how-to books.

The tents in front of it are street vendors selling various things: shoes, bags, clothes ...

Friday, January 25, 2013

How far is Bandung from Jakarta and Surabaya?

According to this sign at Bandung railway station, Jakarta is 166 kilometers or about 103 miles away. Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province, is 696 kilometers or about 433 miles away.