Sarinah Department Store, Malang, is equipped with floor after floor of designer clothes, electronics and appliance shops, furniture showrooms, sporting goods, and fast-food courts. The all-alit Sarinah Supermarket is not that cheap. I got lucky to buy some great Batiks with special prints!
What to buy: To get an idea:
> souvenirs, with wayang kulit and wayang golek puppets, leather bags and woodcarvings are a speciality ...
> Batik from Madura, brass lampsand ornaments, bamboo decorations, stone statues: bronze figurines,basketry, paintings.embroidered needlework, woven handicraft, textilefabrics
> and woodwork & fretwork, ratanwork, wooden furniture,ceramics, onyx & marbleware, platework
What to pay: My Batiks were around 80 $ a piece, ... not that cheap!
Although most of tourists directly dive into the well-known Sarinah Supermarket we had a lot of fun in the Mata Hari Mall, just across the square "alun-alun", and opposite Sarinah Supermarket. There's a superb jumble of foods and second-hand goods. At first floor you'll find all of the gold shops ...
What to buy: When you want to buy touristly stuff for your friends, then go visit the Mata Hari Mall near the central market. I found some very nice wayang-dolls, some good Cerita Rakyat-books (fairy-tales for children) and even a very cute dress for my aunt. Also Indonesian needs are very cheap (like "obat nyamuk", the stuff you use to protect your skin for mosquitos)
What to pay: So much cheaper as in the big malls
I saw many of these factory outlets in Malang and it kinda reminded me of my time in Puncak. These factory outlet has good quality clothes at very cheap prices , how can one refuse to buy anything here. So come with empty bag , who needs to bring clothes with when you have this great factory outlets ;p
Malang Town Square is one of the new malls built here in Malang and its also where I came for lunch.. Its not a big mall but is very nice as they got little shops all over and a nice food court situated on the upper level.
What to buy: Origin comes from chinese food, it is popular around south-east Asia (Even in my home country ,Taiwan).You could buy in famous restaurant :Toko One.They have many kind of flavors to choice :Oven Ayam, Oven Sapi...,It best company with rice porridge.
The sense of colonial atmosphere grows with the arrangement of art deco furniture which, is strengthened by some rare found old billboards and antique clocks. Several heads of hunted animals and other accessories are hanged on the wall to give a masculine touch.
What to buy: Pisang Coalat (Rp.3800),Pisang Keju (Rp.3600) , Roti pisang (Rp2750) ,Roti Ham (Rp.3600), Meises (Rp.2500) ...