Tourists may be familiar with Bali’s tropical paradise, the Jakarta and Surabaya urban jungles, or even the mysterious Tana Toraja. But Malang’s East Javan City provides unmissable items that you may not expect from such a low-key destination. From tropical beaches to theme parks, there is allot to explore the Malang, Indonesia. Malang is one of the cities in East Java, located on a highland, about 90 km from the Surabaya city. Due to its location in the mountains, Malang has a cold climate and is very suitable for holidays. Malang is the second-largest city in East Java after Surabaya and is also known as the “Student City” because many college students across Indonesia are living in Malang to graduate. Malang still enjoys the title “Town of Flowers” because of the cool climate and many natural green areas that remain. In turn, Malang also provides a variety of agro-tourism tourist attractions. Malang has its own appeal for local and international visitors. From tropical beaches to theme parks, here are the best places to see and do in Malang, Indonesia.
The rich and diverse topography of Malang engenders numerous magnificent waterfalls scattered around the place, each with its charms and beauty. Tumpak Sewu, for example, consists of a multitude of streams gushing together through a lush and magnificent cliff, forming one huge, inspiring waterfall. On the other hand, Coban Putri attracted a lot of tourists to its pristine waters and fun photo-worthy spots, such as a gorgeous swing overlooking the greenery. You would also want to look at Madakaripura Waterfall, which is the tallest in Java, or Coban Tundo, where the daredevils can attempt some cliff-jumping action.
Sunrise at Mount Bromo:
Anyone can get their mood boosted by just watching a sunrise on the horizon. But have you ever imagined seeing the sunrise from above the clouds of Mount Bromo? Okay, stop conceiving and book a ride to Malang now! Apart from the view, what better way to get your day started than an adventurous jeep trip before the start of the day to a well-known volcanic mountain? Okay, if you’re up to this, you’re up for an amazing trip to see an incredible view. It’s certainly worth a ride!
Forest tourism has recently become quite successful, showing the true beauty of nature. Same as the Pine Cave of Batu Malang. This destination shows the elegance of pine trees and the uniqueness of the Batu Region. This place is ideal for refreshing the mind because of its calm,green environment. Previously, this tourist object before being well maintained was just a sand mining area. Still, after gaining publicity from the local tourism office, Pine Cave has become one of the major tourist attractions in Malang.
Colorful Batu Night Spectacular:
The name certainly lives up the hype! Spend a night in Batu is indeed a magnificent experience, particularly if you love the brilliant colorful lights of the Batu Night Magnificent! Batu is the ideal example of a small town with a huge heart. Batu is going to give you so much happiness from early mornings to late nights that you’re going to find that sleep is the last thing you want to do. Go out to Batu Night Spectacular to be astounded by a nightlife theme park, available only from 3 p.m. in the evening until midnight. Heat up a chilly night with the comfort of laughter and excitement from a number of rides just here at the Batu Night Spectacular!
Malang does not only offer a panoramic view of the stunning mountains and highlands. Throughout Malang, you will also appreciate the southern coastline scenery, which is almost as breathtaking as Bali. The thing that separates the beach in Bali from the beach in Malang is the size of the waves; beaches in Malang appear to have big waves. It’s mainly because Malang is directly facing the ocean.
One of the most popular beach destinations in Malang is Balekambang Beach. This beach has a similar contour to the one in Bali, the Tanah Lot; there is a temple on a small island next to the shore. The temple in Balekambang is called the Temple of Amerta Jati and sits on the island of Ismoyo. This temple is now being regularly used as a worship place for Hindus, including daily worship ceremonies and big ceremonies such as ‘Suroan.’ You will appreciate the elegance of the sunset with the silhouette of the temple on this beach. When the water on the beach recedes, you’ll see very rare rocks on the beach. Along the coastline of 2 km, there are three small beaches named after puppet characters, Anoman Beach, Wisanggeni Beach, and Ismoyo Beach.
Malang, which is famous for its natural attractions, especially in the Batu area, offers many waterfall attractions or is commonly known as “Coban.” One of them worth a visit is the Coban Rais. Apart from its stunning scenery, the Coban Rais also provides sky-cycling amenities where you can ride your bike on a cable. You can see the hill’s majesty as the backdrop of the waterfall when flying in the sky. Coban Rais is situated about 16 kilometers from the town of Malang. This waterfall is up to 20 meters high, and the water runs easily across the lovely hills. To those who are hoping to visit this tourist destination, make sure not to come during the rainy season.
The most fun place in Malang arrives most surprisingly, hidden away in the most unusual neighbourhood. A few years ago, the riverside slum was turned into a beautiful rainbow village, and since then, it’s like every dingy wall has forgotten its dark history and is now sparkling with bright bursts and vibrant drawings and 3D photographs. Virtually every corner is an Instagram-worthy spot, not to mention the overall magical vibe the splashing place reflects. Jodipan Village has recently become famous thanks to the Slum Management Board, which has turned the area into a stunning, healthy, and photogenic community. The management of Jodipan Village is started by a group of students from the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) who plan to turn the slum area into a clean and vibrant tourist destination and to include cleaning facilities to keep the village safe and well maintained in the future.