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Jl. Kahuripan No. 9, East Java, Malang, Indonesia

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malang transport options

by musaphir

hi
can anyone advise about the options available for travel within malang area and surroundings - can taxis or any form of transportation be hailed from the road side or from designated taxi stops or we have do it any other way.

our objective is to move around within the town and visit some of the interesting sights in the region.
regards
musaphir

Re: malang transport options

by devantopratomo

Hi Musaphir,

Mikrolet(local minibus) is the main public transportation in Malang. They have several routes and you can find easily from the main road. For detailed available route you can find at:
http://www.pemkot-malang.go.id/transportasi.php and http://www.pemkot-malang.go.id/database/petunjuk/Jalur%20angkutan%20Kota%20Malang.doc
Unfortunately there is no English version, but hopefully you can understand it. Sometimes their route is a bit confusing, particularly for the first time visitor. There is also available mikrolet between Malang and Batu, which is operated from Landungsari terminal.

It is a bit difficult to stop taxi from the road side as it is quite rare, but you can find it at taxi range near the shopping centre, main hotel, or city centre. Taxi phone number is also available on weblink above.

Cheers,

Travel Tips for Malang

PRAJNAPARAMITA

by RoyJava

This is the famous Prajnaparamita statue, known as the Goddess Of Transcendent Wisdom. All over the world people have considered this statue as one of the most beautiful expressions of Javanese art. The statue got well-known in 1818, when the Dutch D. Monnereau pointed at the statue named by the Javanese Putri Dedes (Princess Dedes), the first Queen of Singosari. About 1844 the statue got transported to Holland, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden. Januar 1978 the statue got returned to Indonesia by the Dutch (after Prajnaparamita drew up in duplicate) and put in the Museum National, Jakarta. Nobody knows the exact stories about Putri Ken Dedes and, we only can read some out of the Chronicle Pararaton by "The myth of Ken Angrok and Putri Ken Dedes". I've enjoyed the Prajnaparamita Statue in Amsterdam and, happy holidays in Batu - Malang always get invigorated by the idea this beautiful lady belongs to these area's ...

thanks to Lady Prajnaparamita!

Badut temple

by theo1006

Candi Badut or Badut temple is a typical albeit simple example of a Shivaist temple as explained in the Penataran Museum. This is clear from the entrance facing west, the statue of goddess Durga Mahesa-suramardhini in the north wall, and the lingga-yoni in the interior. The lingga and yoni are an abstract representation of Shiva and his wife Parvati. The recess in the south wall must have contained a statue of Agastya (Shiva as teacher), the recess in the east wall a statue of Ganesha, and the small recesses on both sides of the entrance statues of the guards Mahakala and Nandiswara. Unfortunately all these statues are missing.

The base is bare without decoration, but the outer walls of the temple body are decorated with flower designs. Of interest are reliefs on both sides of the stairs representing kinarakinari, i.e. creatures with a bird body and human head that play music in heaven.

Candi Badut is thought to have been built sometime between the eighth and tenth centuries A.D. It was rediscovered only in 1921, when it was only a heap of stone. Restoration efforts have been made in 1925 through 1927 and later in 1992-1993. Still the temple lacks its roof.

Address: Gasek hamlet, Karang Besuki village, Sukun district, Malang town.

Directions: Candi Badut lies within the precincts of Malang town. Take Jalan Bondowoso and Jalan Tidar to the west and follow the signs.

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