There's A Place In Indonesia Called Subang And It's A Vacation Paradise
From nasi lemak to rendang and batik, Malaysians and Indonesians have always been up in arms when it comes to claiming each others' culture as their own (teasingly most of the time)
Subang Regency, or Kabupaten Subang, is a district in West Java province, Indonesia, filled with natural hot springs, magnificent waterfalls, breathtaking mountain views, and beautiful hotels and spas.
With its capital city amply named Subang, the district is 1,894km² in size and has a population of 1.5 million people, according to data from City Population.
Kabupaten Subang's top attraction is its natural outdoor hot springs
Ciater Hot Spring, or Pemandian Air Panas Ciater, has various hot spring pools in the middle of a tropical forest, where you can hear spring waters crash down from gentle waterfalls.
For just RM23 (or IDR27,000), you can take a dip in warm sulfurous water that can heal rheumatism and skin problems. The warm mineral springs are created by the heat from nearby volcanoes.
It is a perfect place to unwind and escape from the urban-Subang Jaya life.
A little bit further down south is the famous Mount Tangkuban Parahu, where hikers can climb all the way up to the edge of the crater to see steaming hot springs and boiling mud
While you are there, do not forget to take pictures with the signboard that reads 'Gunung Tangkuban Parahu, Subang', so that you can confuse your Subang Jaya friends.
At the foot of the volcano are merchants selling local goods in adjoining huts that are unique in Indonesia's architecture.
Aside from that, Kabupaten Subang has two waterfalls, a water theme park, a crocodile farm, riverside camping grounds, and more!
It goes without saying that Kabupaten Subang comes with a handful of luxurious hotels that offer a unique Indonesian experience
So which country's Subang do you prefer?
Previously, Malaysian netizens accused Indonesia of changing the name of Borneo Island where Sabah and Sarawak are located: