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Jakarta Post

Trans Studio Bandung: The holidays just got better

  • Fergus Jensen


Bandung   /   Fri, July 22 2011   /  08:00 am

Hurtling through the air at breakneck speeds, swinging on a giant pendulum above a fantasy city below and then cascading down a waterfall.

Our day started earlier than most as we weaved through traffic to beat the crowds at one of the hottest attractions this holiday season: the new Trans Studio Bandung.

Within half an hour we’d been sky pirates, seen a dozen zombies and crashed an airplane into a crocodile-infested swamp. (And we got wet.)

Stepping back from the experience, we had had a privilege not many park visitors get — a personally guided tour from the park’s creative director, Cipta Croft-Cusworth.

Cipta is enthusiastic but modest given the size of the project. His role has involved managing, coordinating and being responsible for the design and development of the park’s 20-plus rides and attractions — and all with a tight deadline.