Bandung, the capital city of the West Java province, is nicknamed as the Paris of Java for its exquisite natural landscapes and its cooler climate. The city is nestled between three mountains and has a higher altitude hence the cooler temperatures – one of the contributing factors making Bandung a popular tourist destination. Aside from its natural beauty, the city is also rich of arts and cultural heritage, an endless selection of hipster cafés and dining experiences, places of interest, branded fashion shopping at a bargain price, amazing local foods and many more.
The best part about travelling to cities around South East Asia is that the weather remains lovely all year round, the same goes for Bandung. Weather-wise, the city remains accessible throughout the year. Typically tourists choose to enjoy Bandung in its cooler climate, so during the wet seasons in October until March when the temperature drops are when Bandung welcomes the most vacationers. The city’s low peak season is during the dry months of June, July, August and September.
Mactan–Cebu International Airport – Located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island which is approximately 15 kilometres from Cebu City, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport is the second busiest international airport in the Philippines in terms of passenger traffic. The airport serves the Central Visayas region with regular flight routes to countries all over the Asia continent. The airport terminal also plays home to airline providers such as Cebu Pacific, Pan Pacific Airlines and Royal Air Philippines.
Husein Sastranegara International Airport – The airport serving the city of Bandung in West Java is known as Husein Sastranegara International Airport. Located approximately 2.4 kilometres outside the main Bandung city centre, the airport provides domestic flights connecting to the country’s major cities and direct international flights to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. From the Philippines, Bandung can be reached by flight with a short layover in Singapore via Silk Air or Indonesia AirAsia Airlines.
Situated between 3 mountains about 180 kilometres southeast of Jakarta, Bandung is known for its cooler temperatures. The city experiences cooler temperatures compared to most cities in Indonesia due to the altitude influence. Bandung does not have any distinct season, due to its location near the equator, the average temperature remains much the same throughout the year, which is at 26.8 °C.