Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Bogor, The Rainy City

Two weeks ago I visited Bogor, about 120 km from Bandung, to attend my husband's family gathering. Bogor is also known as the rainy city because of the frequent rain showers (even during the dry season).

And finally, this time I got a chance to buy Bogor Starbucks Mug at the Botani(cal) Square. It's a unique name for a shopping mall, I think. Well, the building once belonged to Institut Pertanian Bogor (the Bogor Agricultural Institute)..

Hmmm.. let's see.. Jakarta, Bali, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bogor... I think I only need one mug left to complete my Indonesian Starbucks mug, the Medan mug. The Semarang outlet has been opened, but I don't think they have already had a City Mug yet.

After the gathering and strolling at the mall, in order to complete the "journey" we bought this Bogor snack, roti unyil (the "unyil" bread). We have many kinds of bread in Bandung, but this one is just... unique...

Unyil was a puppet character from old television show back in the 80s.
Addressed to children, this puppet series was about an elementary school child named Unyil and his adventures with his friends. The word "Unyil" means "small". The bread is named to suit its size....

Here's a picture of Unyil and the other casts...
Unyil is the one with red shirt, peci hat, and sarong.

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