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Looking for a place to chill and people watching? Alun-alun Merdeka is a place you should go to. The town square has been Malang citizens' favorite spot to spend their leisure time since its establishment in 1882. Thoroghout time, Alun-alun Merdeka Malang have gone through many renovations to facilitate its visitors as they spend their time here. There are so many things to do in Alun-alun Merdeka, especially since it is located in the center of the city surrounded with numerous department stores and restaurants.
In the past, Jodipan Village was just another small slum or 'kampung' in Malang. Until some brilliant minds proposed an idea to paint the entire houses in different colors, creating a very scenic and also unique view of colorful houses. That's how the Kampung Warna-warni Jodipan Village was born. It gives a very different and positive approach on how to make the otherwise gloomy and disturbing sight of slums become very interesting and attract hundreds of tourists every year. The splash of colors and the amount of creativity in the village is simpy unbelievable, you will find yourself snapping countless photos for your Instagram.
Hawaii Water Park is the newest waterpark attraction in Malang, and have gained so many popularity. Established in 2014, the waterpark's most popular attraction is 'Tsunami' where you'll get swept by strong 'tsunami ' currents. It is the most enthrilling attraction, although that's not the only one you should looking forward to. Hawaii Water Park boast numerous other attractions, it might not be enough to explore the park in just one day.
Set your journey to Mount Bromo and witness enchanting moment as the sun rise from the horizon. Watching the Bromo Sunrise is definitely something that all visitors won't want to miss during their visit. But don't stop there! After you witness the spectacular sunrise, be sure to explore the entire area and discover other charms in Mount Bromo.s
The forbidden hidden paradise Sempu Island is a small island located in the Southern part of Sendang Biru Beach. Sempu Island is considered as a Natural Conservation Park where it is a habitat to numerous indigineous and rare plants, animals, and sealifes. It is mostly famous for its serene atmosphere and a blue lagoon protected by a large steep reef barrier with a view of raging Indian Ocean on the other side. You might as well wonder, why such mesmerizing place is considered forbidden to tourists?
Feeling hungry yet? You might want to satiate your hunger with delicious ice cream treat in Toko Oen. Toko Oen is a very special ice cream cafe as it have been kicking since 1922, it was Dutch aristocrats' favorite place to hangout back then during Dutch's occupation in the city. Even until today, Toko Oen still maintain its authentic vibes and ice cream dishes. It is definitely a place to go if you love ice cream and craving for some unique taste of ice cream.
There are many reasons why Malang City should be in your traveling list, especially if you are planning to visit East Java. It have very pleasant breezy climate just like Bandung of West Java, except that Malang is much smaller in size and more laid back. While exploring the small city, you'll stumble upon many iconic landmarks that the citizens taking pride of. Colonial-esque buildings built by Dutch aristocrats who spent their leisure time in this vibrant city. Malang is a perfect place to get lost as you'll find many interesting attractions in every corner. But make sure you'll visit Malang's top attractions below to truly experience the beauty of the city.
How to Get Tickets?
You only need to pay for a parking ticket if you're visiting the Alun-alun Merdeka. You can purchase ticket to other attractions on the spot, although you can always book them online in advance to save your precious time.
How To Get Around?
There are many ways to get around Malang. Angkot, or public car transportation is the most common way to get from one attraction to another. Though if you value convenience and willing to pay more money, you can always hail a taxi or rent a car with a driver to take you for a tour. Recently, they also provide a double-decker bus you can ride with small amount of money and it will takes you for a pleasant sightseeing around the city.
What Should I Wear?
Malang is pretty laid back city, so feel free to wear any clothes that feels comfortable to you. If you want to visit the Jami' mosque or other worship buildings in the city, be sure to cover up and wear more modest clothes to show some respect to the place and the worshippers.
Best Time to Visit
Malang's weather is actually quite temperate. The best time to visit Malang is in dry season, especially if you are not a huge fan of a very cold weather. The dry season will feel much warmer but at the same time you can still feel the cool breeze, making it a perfect time to explore the city. Dry season typically begins in May and October to November.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find everything you need to know on this site.
How To Get There?
The easiest way to get to Malang is by taking a bus ride from Surabaya which will takes time about 4 hours or 2 hours bus ride from Batu. The small city is also reachable by any means of public transportation, including train and airplanes.
Rather than a place to party hard, Malang is more of a laid back place to relax. Bars are quite rare although it is not impossible to find some.