Bandar Lampung is the home of Nestles and their coffee is grown and processed here. It is also home to Coca Cola.
Tourism is not a big money item yet but they want to build on it. Especially in the sleepy Tanjung Setia/Krui area where surf is big and it is absolutely beautiful and unspoiled.
Anything in particular that you want to know? Coca cola is the bottling plant. Evidently they do have a need for English speakers because about a year ago I was told they were looking to set up an internal course in English speaking grammar to aid their English speakers. Haven't hear if anything ever came from that.coming in a bit late...
Pls tell more on this...
Thank you Fastpitch17, Great information on Bandar Lampung, my last stay there was a couple of months ago. I have been visiting Lampung for 15 years and never really viewed it as a place I would live or retire to. However my last trip really surprised me.
There are many great restaurants and cafes. I say this as someone who is a hard marker. I found a cigar lounge where I can sit and enjoy live music, hipster style barbers, great sea-food, gyms, western restaurants and friendly locals.
Getting around used to be tougher:
Previously the taxis wouldn’t use meters and I would have to pay about 70.000rp for a short 1 km trip or simply walk. Now with Go-Jek I rarely have to wait anymore than 5 to 7 minutes to be picked up anywhere in the city and the standard fare is 8.000rp, options are available to include a tip via the app after the trip has concluded. The drivers are always courteous and never ask too many questions, very professional and they all obey the rules of Go-Jek.
The airport has been fixed (clean and tidy, more professional and comes with a greater sense of safety) and it’s a breeze getting through.
This was the first time I ever considered living outside of bali. I will keep an eye on property prices and perhaps I will settle there.
"No matter' said Sherlock "it appears not too many know where is Lampung, nor why anyone would want to go there!"
I found the OP most interesting as I have a job up there. I'll only be working for two days but I may book an extra night in the hotel so I get chance to wander around and take a few snapshots.
I'm wandering all over the country at the moment and I'm keen to see yet another place.
. I still can't wrap my head around why anyone would build a house like that. Build a house like that in an area that is a straight shot from Krakatoa. Ask anyone and they can tell you old tales of krakatoa but do you think anyone ever learned from it? I don't think so. Even I as a stupid American made sure any places we looked at to rent were above Krakatoa's 100 meter Tsunami history. We are at 106 meters above sea level. .
I have steps leading to my flat roof area. 108 meters is fine. I keep telling those back in the US that I am planning on going out with Krakatoa. How many people would get a headline back in the Midwest, "Local Man Is Out Powered By krakatoa?" Famous in an elusive way for white guys.The Bay of Bengal has 380" of rain a year and huge floods every year and with it usually tens of thousands of displaced people. But once the floods recede people go back. When you are dirt poor, powerless and just surviving day to day there aren't many achievable alternatives. I guess that's the story for many of the stick shack dwellers
Ohh by the way, I am told the next tsunami will be 108 metres above sea level.