First Time Tourists Guide in Malang

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Malang is a city in the province of East Java known as a popular destination among locals.

It's home to several beautiful amusement park-like Jawa Timur Park, Malang Night Paradise, and more.

This city is famous for its pretty cold temperature because this city surrounded by mountains.

See the beautiful view of Malang and take a nice stroll at Coban Rais.

Don't forget to try the delicious dishes the city has to offer.

Scroll below to know other cool places to visit in the city!

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SIGHTSEEING

Welcome to Malang, Indonesia! Have a wonderful journey to Malang. Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan Malang is one of the places where you can have an amazing holiday in the city. It is a former rundown village turned into a super colorful maze of houses and narrow streets. A nice small village with a colorful house. So many selfie spots you can take on your camera or phone.

Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan Malang

It is a hidden gem in Indonesia absolutely lovely place.

A former rundown village turned into a super colorful maze of houses and narrow streets.

This place is quite famous among tourist and very cute with lots of colour.

The artist or the people who have idea for making this village is totally brilliant.

So many selfie spot you can take by your camera or phone.

Address : Jodipan, Blimbing, Malang City, East Java

DOWNTOWN

Near to Malang downtown, you will find the Alun Alun Malang. It's a famous square in Malang. The square is a place to visit when you stop by in Malang. In the evening you may enjoy the beauty of the lights. It's so nice to spend your time here, especially if you from out of town and looking for a place to be relaxed a bit.

Alun Alun Malang

It's actually a good place for having picnic and spend time with family or kids.

There are children playground, tool bars for exercising, wide space for jogging, walking.

In the evening you may enjoy the beauty of the lights.

You may also feed the birds that gather around the park.

Address : Jl. Merdeka Selatan, Kiduldalem, Kec. Klojen, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65119

SHOPPING

Shop at Mall Olympic Garden and find various items from local and international brands. This big mall offers an excellent shopping experience for tourists with its many stores such as fashion, beauty, jewelry, food, and many more.

Mall Olympic Garden

One of the most visited and popular mall in downtown.

It is huge with a large variety of shops and merchandise.

A lot of vendors from famous brand of shoes, outfits, house equipment.

You may go for shopping or just hanging out with your family and friends.

Address : Kawi St No.24, Kauman, Klojen, Malang City, East Java 65116

FOOD & DRINK

The famous food from Malang you must try is the Bakso Malang. Bakso Malang is so amazing, cooked with local ingredients and flavor. You can get it at many local restaurants in the town.

CULTURE

Malang is the center of culture, known as Arema culture. The residence is preserving and displaying their traditional music, theater, and sports activities. You can also find some Hindu temples and relics here.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: June to October are the most pleasant times to visit Malang since there's only a little rain. The temperature during this time is also perfect to have some fun outdoor activities or enjoy Jatim Park.

HOTEL

HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Malang is a four-star hotel. Enjoy their excellent amenities including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars, as well as trendy sofas, laptop-sized safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. THE 1O1 Malang OJ is located in central Malang. This hotel offers easy access to several top attractions such as Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe and Batu Secret Zoo.

HARRIS Hotel & Conventions Malang

One of the most pleasant hotels to stay

The area especially the garden and the view are great and the pools are big enough.

The room is considerably clean.

Breakfast has good selection of foods and drinks.

All staff are welcoming,kind,and accommodating.

Address : Riverside, Jl. A. Yani, Polowijen, Blimbing, Malang City, East Java 65126

THE 1O1 Malang OJ

This is one of the most stunning hotels in the convenient location.

The room is quite big and comfortable.

Room cleanliness is perfect, big TV screen, with a good view of city of Malang.

Great variety of breakfast options served by excellent waiter.

All staff in the hotel are really accommodating and helpful.

Address : Jl. Dr. Cipto No.11, Rampal Celaket, Kec. Klojen, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65111

RESTAURANT

Taman Indie is a nice restaurant that serves good quality tasty food with some outdoor tables for private and indoor table special occasions. You'll have an amazing experience of culinary with the Javanese village theme. Another recommended restaurant is Bakso President Malang. This restaurant is a restaurant that offers many various of Bakso Malang. One of the most famous meatball stall in Malang. This place's attraction is its position which is right next to a railway. Be prepared for noises and dust.

Bakso President Malang

Another recommended restaurant is Bakso President Malang. This restaurant is a restaurant that offers many various of Bakso Malang.

Address : Jl. Batanghari No.5, Rampal Celaket, Kec. Klojen, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65111

CAFE

Hangout to Bukit Delight is a nice place to spend your vacation night. The food prices are affordable, although not many variants of food served here, mostly snacks. Labore coffee eatery is great coffee and spacious eatery establishment. A warm and cozy place to just hang out with your friends and also they have good wifi. This cafe is the right place to interact with your buddies while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Bukit Delight

Outdoor hangout with romantic nuance that is suitable for all events, with a variety of tasty menus.

Address : Jl. Joyo Agung No.1, Tlogomas, Kec. Lowokwaru, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65144

Labore coffee eatery

Cozy and casual hangout place serving a variety of fusion food menus and quality coffee.

Address : Jl. Soekarno Hatta No.25, Mojolangu, Kec. Lowokwaru, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65142

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Levels Brewhouse is the best nightspot that offers cozy seating for all with a good lounge. This bar offers a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy drinking in a local vibe. There is also a bar that serves a good drink and bars food on the site. Another good place to spend your night in Rust Bar & Cafe. Rust Bar & Cafe is a famous bar in Malang. This bar has a good place to have cheap drinks and shisha. Definitely recommend this place to hang out. Even if they are not as big as the other cafe, but it offers you a more intimate manner.

Levels Brewhouse

Dynamic hangout offering brews, cocktails & eclectic pub grub, plus karaoke, beer pong & live music.

Address : Jl. Borobudur No.26, Mojolangu, Kec. Lowokwaru, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65142

Rust Bar & Cafe

Spacious, bilevel hangout with brick walls offering sports on TV, casual bites & live music.

Address : Jl. Letjend S. Parman No.9, Lowokwaru, Kec. Lowokwaru, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65141

INTERESTING PLACE

No journey in Malang is complete without visiting the stunning Candi Fried Chicken. Listed as the top city attraction, it is a very simple temple but tells us the past history. You only have to pay a voluntary donation as an entry fee. The great temple, inherited by the Singosari Kingdom the famous one in the past in Java. Another interesting place is Coban Rais. Prettiest when you're already on top of it. But if you hate walking or hiking, better avoid the track to get here, it's hard for a beginner.

Candi Fried Chicken

Imposing bi-level temple with Hindu & Buddhist carvings & statues amid walled landscaped gardens.

Address : Jl. Tunggul Ametung No.4, Candirenggo, Kec. Singosari, Malang, Jawa Timur 65153

Coban Rais

Another interesting place is Coban Rais. Prettiest when you're already on top of it.

Address : Jalur Lkr. Bar. No.8, Oro-Oro Ombo, Kec. Batu, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur 65316

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

If you want to search the Instagrammable spots in Malang, Jawa Timur Park 3 is a really good place for vacation, educational and entertaining. There are many different area that you can visit. Malang Night Paradise is an amusement park in Malang. This is a good place to hang out with friends and family at night, but not expensive. The main facilities are lanterns gardens, dinosaur park, playground and more. Many great fun games that we can play and uncountable stunning spots to take photos either selfie or groupie.

Jawa Timur Park 3

Popular amusement park with a dinosaur attraction, wax museum, concessions & technology exhibits

Address : Jl. Ir. Soekarno No.144, Beji, Kec. Junrejo, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur 65236

Malang Night Paradise

After-dark amusement park featuring colorful light installations, dinosaur replicas & a boat ride.

Address : Jl. Graha Kencana Raya No.66, Karanglo, Balearjosari, Kec. Blimbing, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65126