Orchid Forest Cikole, The First Forest Music Venue in Indonesia

Hello again folks!

In our IOHO section this time, I’m gonna write a review about one of concert venue in Indonesia, Orchid Forest Cikole. This place is known for its beautiful scenery of pine trees, various kind of orchids, and also their awesome lighting at night.

Orchid Forest Cikole located at the highlands of Lembang, north of Bandung, the capital city of West Java. It is around 3-4 hours from Jakarta. This place was famous for its refreshing air and wonderful scenery. If you live in a crowded city where traffic jam is everywhere, Orchid Forest Cikole definitely will be a great escape from your daily routines.

The Biggest Orchid Forest in Indonesia

Orchid Forest Cikole was opened for public since August 2017. This place also known as the biggest orchid forest in Indonesia with over 20.000 variety of orchids from around the world, such as Phillipines, Argentina, and Peru.

Orchid Forest Cikole also provide many facilities where the visitors can do some activities, like walking on the wooden bridge with 23 meter heights from the ground or sliding down the flying fox.

With its beautiful scenery and landscapes, Orchid Forest Cikole has many instagramable photo spots. The lighting, the natural views, and all combination of the elements from this place will makes you get a great pictures that you can post it on your social media.

This place was opened from Monday to Sunday, 8 am until 7 pm. I suggest you to come around 4 pm or 5 pm, so you can enjoy the wonderful lighting at night. The ticket price to enter this forest is around Rp 30.000.

One of the First International Forest Music Festival in Indonesia

Orchid Forest Cikole also known as the venue of annual international music forest festival called LaLaLa Festival. In 2019, this event will be held on February 23th and this will be the third times since the first festivals was held on 2016. Still at the same place, with a difference ambience.

Unlike the other music festivals, LaLaLa Fest brings a different concept with different music vibes. The promoter like really know what kind of music that we can perfectly hear while we enjoy the magnificent scenery of the forest, breath the fresh air, and having fun with your friends. Some famous musicians that already become part of LaLaLa Festival are Kodaline, Jasmine Thompson, Tom Odell, and Oh Wonder.

This year LaLaLa Fest international line-up are Years & Years, Honne, The Internet, Crush, Jeremy Passion, Astronomy, Joe Hertz, Gentle Bones, and Alex TBH. While the local line-up are Sheila on 7, Project Pop, Fourtwnty, Svmmerdose, Ardhito Pramono, Diskoria, Gabriel Mayo, and Club Dangdut Racun. Well, if there’s your favorite band in those line-up, so what are you waiting for. Go get the ticket before it sold out in LaLaLa Fest’s website

God! I remember how upset I was when I couldn’t push myself to go and watch Kodaline and Tom Odell’s performance on that festivals. I can imagine how nice to hear Tom Odell’s sexy voice while he played his piano and the wind blow off my hair with the smells of pine trees while I sing it out loud and doing slow dancing, and.. never mind.

Or singing ‘If you loved me, why did you leave me. Take my body, take my body. All I want is, all I need is. To find somebody, I’ll find somebody.. like youuu’. Okay.. okay.. enough. It’s just my imagination and I think I still can’t move on. Accept my apologize.

The Obstacles

Like other outdoor music festivals, there must be some obstacles that you have to be considered. For your preparation before you attend LaLaLa Fest, here’s some obstacles that may be you have to face so you can take the prevention steps:

  • Traffic jam.

Since the first time, traffic jam always be the main obstacles. Some people spent hours to finally arrive at the festivals venue. I think the promoter already tried to solve this problem and I hope this year will be different. But, for the prevention step, you can go to the venue as early as you can, so you won’t missed the performance that you want to watch. For you who don’t bring a car to get the venue, don’t worry. The organizer already provide a shuttle bus at certain spots for you who want to go to the venue.

  • Rains.

Yes! When it rains means it’s a mess. But, it’s a common risk for outdoor music festivals, even the famous music festival Glastonbury still struggle with this problem. The area become muddy and slippery when the rain comes. So, don’t forget to bring raincoat and boots, so you may not ruins your shoes or get sick. Sick in the middle of music festival? That’s the worst! So, stay healthy friends!

Okay, that’s it! That’s my review about Orchid Forest Cikole and LaLaLa Festivals. Hope this article will be helpful for you who wants to attend the music festivals. It’s less than 2 weeks before the festival. Have you secure your ticket? Go get them before its sold out! And enjoy the music festivals folks!

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