Hi all, recently there is earthquake & tsunami in bali & Lombok. Just wanna ask will / is bandung affected ? I am flying off on this coming Thursday to bandung.
Pls enlighten me, Thank you
No, Bandung was not affected at all by the earthquake nor the tsunami. It is 1,250 km from Lombok on the west side of Java island and I don't think the earthquake was felt out here by anyone. Secondly, Bandung is not on the coast and it's elevation is 768 m (2.520 ft) above sea level and it is surrounded by mountains, so tsunamis cannot affect Bandung.
Having said that, we do get flooding sometimes and we have a lot of huge old trees throughout the city which can fall onto the roads during storms.
Since you have mention that bandung do have flooding so mostly which months tbat happen to have flooding? We are flying to bandung in december this year....
It can happen in the rainy season, but actually in the city itself the flooding is minor and cars can still mostly drive through it. The reason there is flooding is because when there is a storm the rain is really heavy and I guess the drainage system cannot deal with it as well as it should. Trees sometimes fall and cause damage to cars and buildings, but that is only during storms.
Most of the bigger flooding problems occurs in the outer low lying villages. I have workers renovating a house and when flooding is bad they sometimes cannot come in, but it's unlikely you will visit those areas.
Since Bandung is on the side of a hilly area, then the roads that lead up the hills can become very wet with runoff water. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it as taxis and private drivers know the short cuts to avoid these places.