Pasar Kaget Gasibu
Gasibu field, located in front of the Gedung Sate Bandung, is one of the prides of Bandung city in Indonesia. When it was built in 1955, this field served as a soccer field. Over time, the field’s function is beginning to change to a multi-function field. It was often used for ceremonies, governorates activities, exhibitions, big events and of course the place for people to exercise. People often gather in this field on Sunday morning to jog and perform various sport activities. However, since a few years ago, Gasibu field on Sunday have been converted into a ‘pasar kaget’ or flea market. Nowadays, the field is no longer a place for work out or exercises. Let alone to exercise, the road to Gasibu on Sunday morning is always jammed. Pasar Kaget Gasibu is not only enlivened by Bandung society, but also the travelers from neighboring cities and countries who are looking for cheap souvenirs in Bandung.Gasibu field is located in front of the landmark of Bandung, Gedung Sate. It is easily accessible from all over the city as there are lots of public transportations passing by there. Taxi is always an option for you, but it is rather expensive. There are two kinds of common public transportation in Bandung, which are angkot (city transport) and Damri bus. Several angkot routes that you can take include Kebun Kelapa – Cicaheum, Cicaheum – Ledeng, Cicaheum – Ciwastra and Dago – Riung Bandung. If you want to take a bus, you can take a Damri bus with the route of Dipatiukur – Jatinangor. Those public transportations will get you to either the front of Gedung Sate or the front of the field. For a more convenient way to travel around Bandung, you may want to rent a car.
Shopping in Bandung is not complete if you have not visited this Pasar Kaget Gasibu on Sunday morning. In this flea market, you can find a variety of goods and foods, new and second-hand stuff, all with super cheap prices. The goods sold here is very diverse, ranging from vegetables, kitchen utensils, pet, purse, to electronic equipment. Here, you can also find common goods and souvenirs such as clothing, shirt and trousers, and a variety of accessories at low prices. You can even find many unique and uncommon stalls here, such as envelopes and antiques, even credit motorcycles are also sold here. It is a bizarre market, but that is the uniqueness of this Pasar Kaget Gasibu. For you food lovers, you can find a lot of food stalls around this field. There are a wide range of snacks and meals that you can choose, including chicken porridge, team rice with chicken satay, timbel rice, roasted rice, mie kocok and fried rice. In addition, there are also a lot of snacks stalls such as stuffed cireng, durian ice, cakue, wet spring rolls, surabi (Bandung’s pancakes), roasted duck eggs, batagor, dumplings and variety of pastries. No needs to have a breakfast before you get here as you will find a wide range of cheap food and meals here for your breakfast. Pasar Kaget Gasibu is open from early morning until noon on every Sunday.
Bandung is a city that is full of uniqueness and creativity. This is reflected with this Pasar Kaget Gasibu on Sunday morning. Every Sunday, the people of Bandung and tourists come to this field to do some shopping. This is the perfect place to find cheap souvenirs in Bandung as you can find almost everything here, from the common goods to accessories and various foods. Happy shopping!