Malang is a mountainous town located in East Java, Indonesia. The town location is an excellent place either as traveler hub or stop point for anyone who traveling from Bali-Bromo-Yogyakarta or vice versa. It’s cool, green, mountains and vibrant atmosphere will make anyone who visit it become attracted to the town and want to stay longer there.
The town is sparkling with tourist spots, interesting points, Dutch colonial architectures, art deco buildings and cafes or restaurants business ready to spoiled any visitor. Traveler and tourist can take walks around or use public local transport or taxi to visit those spots for one or two days to experience it at fullness.
Cafe is one best place to enjoy Malang’s atmosphere in leisure. Traveler armed with his favorite books and camera should visit cafe in Malang within his/her walk distance from their accommodation or take taxi, rickshaw or public transport. In addition, cafe is growing business in Malang on recent years so there many option for traveler who want to enjoy their time in cafe suitable to their preferences.
However, there other things that make Malang an excellent place for travel adventures as list mention below:
In the North, Arjuna mountain stood high create a wall block that separate Malang from rest of North Java region. The mountain is one of active volcanoes in Java. It has some natural hotspring or waterfall spots surrounding it. The mountain also home for endangered animals, such as, monkey, birds, wild boar, etc. Arjuna mountain is an excellent place for photography spot.
To the west, there Pujon pass that road link connected Malang-Yogyakarta. It is one of alternative routes often use by locals to travel to Yogyakarta. The road pass has stunning views. Green scenery and hill villages dominate the road journey. Its an interesting place for traveler who want observe and photography locals life and village culture in Java.
To east, Bromo mountain is world tourism destination reachable from Malang through east mountain road bypassing Surabaya-Pasuruan road and directly goes into it quicker. Traveler can visit Bromo mountain in dawn and return at dusk time without spend night at the mountain. There some travel company in Malang who specialized for this tourism business.
Singhasari is a small town or suburb near Malang. Its also site where ancient Singhasari kingdom palace located. There several big and small Hindu temples scattered in the town either in good or derelict condition. In addition, there some ancient sites that use by ancient people for praying or government purposes. Singhasari is ideal place for historical photography or travel spot.