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Checking Out : Desa Sawah, Sukabumi

30 December 20122 Comments

All five of us went for a family trip yesterday.

Our first ‘just us’ trip since we moved to Jakarta!

And, we decided to bring our children to experience a simple ‘kampong’ life.

Away from the city.

Away from our daily routine.

Away from the usual ‘comfortable, modern life’ we have in Jakarta.

We went to check out this place called Desa Sawah, in Sukabumi (Cijeruk, West Java)

We saw this beautiful mountain view.

We walked along narrow paddy field pathways.

We went fishing and ate what we caught.

We stayed in a simple hut.

The kids rode behind two water buffalos, went INTO a paddy field, tried catching live fishes with their bare hands.

Precious experience, especially for us city people.

I’ll post more photos and stories real soon.

For now, here are some ‘preview shots’!

And here’s wishing you a great weekend! =)


  • AhJian says:

    Hi Leony,
    This is interesting.
    Just wonder is this place tourist friendly? I mean if I take flight from KL to Jakarta, then take some transports to this place. If you have the contact of where to stay, then it will be great.

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    • Leonny says:

      Dear AhJian,

      I feel the place is not too ‘tourist friendly’ though, which is very sad actually.

      And to get to this place, I reckon it’s best if you go with a local who drives. Taking public transports will not be too ‘straight forward’ for tourists.

      Having said that, let’s say you do have the transport part covered and handled, Desa Sawah have 3 villa all in all over there. We stayed there overnight. 2 Villa (studio looking, with just 1 queen sized bed), and another Villa with 2 bedrooms.

      – Come on a Friday, and stay till the next day, or Sunday. The children program starts at 10am on weekends/public holidays.
      – Be prepared to experience the simple life away from modern city life =) The villa is ‘simple’ and bugs do come right inside the Villa =)

      And oh, I stated their phone number in the video (to call in advance and book) =)

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