Malang Travel Guide

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Malang Highlights

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     Beautiful City and Nice Friendly People 

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     Crazy Driving 

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     Its a city that I don`t think should be missed. 

Malang Things to Do

  • Sendangbiru beach

    Sendangbiru beach is the most popular south of Malang among local tourists. It is not a beach for swimming. The coast being sheltered from the surf by an island, Pulau Sempu, it is here that fishing boats come ashore. At walking distance you can visit a fish market.Actually the main attraction is the island. Pulau Sempu is a nature reserve of a few...

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  • Jago temple

    Javanese kings were thought to become gods when they died. Candi Jago is a monument to the deification of king Wishnuwarddhana (1249-1268 AD) of the Singasari kingdom (1222-1992 ).  Scholars are pretty certain of this, because it is chronicled in the Negarakrtagama that king Hayam Wuruk (1350-1389) of the Majapahit kingdom (1294-1478) paid his...

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  • Agrotourism Poncokusumo

    Batu - west of Malang - has long been famous for its apple orchards and is now a prime, commercialized agrotourism destination. But east of Malang people are growing apples too, without the overdevelopment of Batu.When we arrived at Poncokusumo village, admittedly out of season, we had to ask around before being referred to mr. Andre, an apple...

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  • Jawi temple

    We found it when we were driving by on our way east from Salatiga via Trowulan and Trawas. Could have gone there sooner, but then... there are so many temples in the region. Candi Jawi sure is one of the most beautiful, having practically been rebuilt from its ruins. A first attempt to restoration was made from 1938 to 1941, but left unfinished...

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  • KEN DEDES Bathing Place

    The legend of Queen Ken Dedes, it grapped me in a hard way. Numerous temple remains dating from the 13th century Kingdom of Singosari still can be seen in the Batu - Malang region. Included Candi Singosari ofcourse, as well the so called ancient "Bathing Place of Ken Dedes", a beautiful place with lusty vegetation.It is told the Sendang Dedes (Well...

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  • The back door to Bromo

    It is a long drive from Malang to Bromo, but very scenic. We call this 'the back door to Bromo' because one approaches Bromo from the south, the saddle between Tengger caldera and Semeru volcano. This is also a preferred route for those who want to climb to the top of Semeru volcano, with Ranupani village in the saddle as base.We made the trip to...

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  • Badut temple

    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...

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  • Singosari temple

    Candi Singosari or Singosari temple was discovered in 1803, when like of many others no more remained than a heap of stone. Its present shape is the result of restoration work in 1934 through 1937.The design of Singosari temple is extraordinary, because it consists of two storeys on a low pedestal. The lower storey contains an inner chamber, the...

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  • Kidal temple

    Candi Kidal or Kidal temple is mentioned in the Negarakrtagama chronicles as the burying place of the second king of Singasari, Anusapati, who reigned from 1227 to 1248 AD. Therefore the temple precedes the Majapahit era. After his death king Anusapati was considered an incarnation of Siwa, and a statue of his as Siwa once stood in the temple....

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Malang Restaurants

  • Great Place Combine With Great Food And...

    The place, food, drink and the service are superb, I never though I would find place like this in malang, IT'S A MUST PLACE TO VISIT ! The place feels like you not feel in malang, you feel that you in overseas, the food is great, the drink even better, with the great service and great price. My Favorite dish would be England Chicken, drink with...

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  • Historic Society Resto

    We would not have known it if a couple of friends had not taken us here. Yet it is quite close to Tugu Circle or Hotel Tugu. The ambience is extraordinary. The hall dates from 1930 and is full of pre-war artefacts. In the evening there was live music, a keyboard and singer. The food was excellent, choice of traditional Javanese dishes and...

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  • Cappucino and Caffe Latte

    A coffee house one not to miss it when traveling to Malang, a coffee shop with International standard service, located at the edge of Trunojoyo street, one compound of Kartika Kusuma Hotel Coffee Latte, Cappucino, Java Coffee, Toraja Coffee, Sumatra Coffee

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  • Javanese Cusine in Historical Atmosphere

    Once you enter this place, it drawn you back to the Indonesian-old-time-atmosphere where the building's details are old and antique, one room in front has a long table and the wall is full of Malang B/W historical picture from the old days. Few antiques are place around the Rumah Makan such as; various colourful javanese masks, various kind of old...

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  • Time travel

    Toko Oen is originally an ice cream parlour, where they serve homemade ice cream and they still have it until today. No preservatives or other chemicals added for their ice cream, still it taste smooth and nice. They still keep the old furniture as it was before. But unfortunately when i visited, it was Idul Fitri, public holiday in Indonesia. The...

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  • delicacies from the old days

    try Toko Oen, an old restaurant decorated in the Dutch Colonial style set in the heart of Malang.This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and offers Indonesian as well as International food in addition to their well-known ice cream and Dutch cookies. Soak up the romantic ambiance by choosing a table on the far corner while listening to the olden music...

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Malang Transportation

  • A Train trip Surabaya-Malang

    It was an easy way to get to Malang by Train, take a train from Surabaya GUBENG train station, it would take two hours to reach Malang Train station

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  • A Bus trip Surabaya-Malang

    It was an easy way to get to Malang by BUs, take a bus from Surabaya BUNGURASIH bus terminal, it would take two hours to reach Malang Bus Terminal

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Malang Shopping

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  • SARINAH - MALANG

    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! To get an idea:> souvenirs, with wayang kulit and...

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  • Real Indonesian Stuff - Malang

    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 ... When you want to buy touristly stuff for your...

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  • Just buy clothes when you get to Malang...

    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

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Malang Local Customs

  • Rituals - Ceremonies - Rituals

    Islam is the majority religion in Indonesia (88%). Not all Javanese practice religious rituals according to the Islamic doctrines; there are "Kejawen", and also many people are Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and others...There is a lot of offering and feasts (Pesta), special dedicated to supreme power and the lower invisible being, the ancestor's...

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  • Javanese Tattoos

    In Sendang Biru, close to Pulau Sempu, local tattoo-artists do their job along the beach. It's very interesting because of the special Javanese designs they create. Included patrons of meanders, cashmeres, nagas, and other ornamentations you see at the famous Hindu-Javanese temples. It is like a ritual how concentrated these guys the symbolic...

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  • RAKSASA

    The Javanese do respect as well the goods as the evils, that is to say they pay the respect to both. Maybe in old times the respect was more honost and got expressed in the ugly-looking sculptures for the past (read Demons), like the Raksasa and Kala's with its smooth bulging cheeks and pop eyes, threateningly decorated with skulls around the neck...

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Malang Warnings and Dangers

  • Swimming Prohibited!

    When going for a swim, better ask the locals where it is safe to swim. Most of the times >>>Along the Javanese South-coast all over the Indian Ocean/Southern-Sea it is blowing a gale to the most beautiful beaches and the limestone mountains of the Java-shore. The mass-of-ocean used to be dangerous to life, also because of the...

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  • Entering South Coast - Java

    Not that bad, but a bit of silly if you don't know!Whenever you travel to the South Coast of Java, bring some small changes. To enter the area of the Southern Shore you have to pay a ticket. It's a kind of book-keeping I guess. At all paths to the small villages there will be a charge of a small amount. And most of times they don't have change...

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  • Dangerous Area

    This sign you'll read when approaching the waterfall of Cuban Rondo. It means you better donot get too close to the waterfall, because rocks of stone suddenly could fall down and crash you ... so it is "sangat berbahaya" (very dangerous!).Soil is in a loose way here and, the same sign you can read anywhere travelling in the mountains. Watch your...

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Malang Off The Beaten Path

  • The Stupa at Sumberawan

    The short walk along a rivulet among lush foliage and fertile rice fileds is perhaps the most attractive part of the stupa at Sumberawan village. The monument is located at 650 above sea level in the foothills of Arjuna volcano, near a water source serving both these sawahs and the municipal water supply of Malang town. The following is a summary...

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  • Indian Ocean

    The Indian Ocean is the third-largest body of water in the world, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. Sea-level can change in one second up to over 10 metres. That is the scientific part of the Indian Ocean.Its surface is dominated by counterclockwise gyre (broad, circular system of currents) in the Southern Indian Ocean, an experience...

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  • Goa Cina beach

    We found this the best beach for swimming, at least the part to the west of the "cave island". The beach gets its name from a rocky peninsula with a cave in it where Chinese people are said to come and meditate hoping for success in business.East of the peninsula the sea bottom is rocky, at low tide villagers come to seek seafood. West of the...

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Malang Sports & Outdoors

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    Along the Southern shore of East-Java you could climb some mountains. Donot think it is heavy stuff. Most of the mountains (where able to climb!) is a far easier climb than in Center-Java. Most of the places there are path-ways, only to reach the exact Southern point to have great views you need a local guide.

    Equipment: You donot need to bring some special gear. Good walking shoes, bottle of water, a walking-stick (to test the ground, and drive away some snakes) and for sure a guide. It is worth to do because of the magnificent views high above the sea. To spend a night bring a tent, flashlights, sleeping bags, some warm clothing, food and water.

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Malang Favorites

  • PRAJNAPARAMITA

    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...

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  • Beauty Queen KEN DEDES

    Many literary works have been written by Javanese authors. These include Ken Arok and Ken Dedes, the story of the orphan who usurped his King and married the Queen of the ancient Javanese kingdom. My favourite legend of East-Java! Of whom I enjoyed the painting, seen at Singosari.Traditionally this unprecedented feat was prompted by forbidden love;...

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  • Indian Ocean Boat-trip

    All of my VT Pages seem to link with the very South and the magic of it. Also Pulau Sempu, South East-Java, which you can reach from Sendang Biru Village (for Sendangbiru take a minibus to Sumbermanjing Wetan from Gadang station in Malang, from Sumbermanjing, motor-cyclists will bring you to Sendangbiru). Permits are available from the PHPA office...

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