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Malang - Java - Indonesia

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Malang, located in East Java, 90km south of Surabaya, has a population of around 3.5 million people. Malang is located 450m above sea level so has a cooler climate. Malang was first established by the Dutch when it was used for coffee production in the hillsides.

Malang is the closest city to the Bromo-Tenggel Semeru National Park. Mount Bromo 2329m high is found in the centre of this park.

Malang's town square, Alun-alun was built in 1882. The town square is bordered by the Grand Mosque, markets and the historical residency of local ruler.

On Jl. Tugu Circle is the Town Hall, Balai Kota which was the Dutch administrative building.

Along the road from Malang to Pasuruan, almost half way, is the Purwodadi Botanical Gardens with a variety of plants suitable for a dry lowland climate.

There is some good shopping in the Pasar Baru (New Market) as well as in the flower markets, Pasar Bunga. For an interesting visit go to the bird markets, PasarSenggol. There are also night markets at Pasar Kebalan located near the Eng An Kiong Chinese temple. These markets are open until 9pm.

Golf Courses and Resorts in Malang

 

Araya Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course www.arayagolf.com

Getting there and away

Malang's airport (MLG) is called Adbul Rachman Saleh Airport.

 

Sriwijawa Air has direct flights between Malang and Jakarta.

www.sriwijayaair-online.com

Garuda Airlines has direct flights between Malang and Jakarta.

Traveling by bus to and from Malang

Malang has 3 bus stations - Arjosari, Landungsari and Gadang.

Traveling by train to and from Malang

 

 

Last updated 17th June 2009

 

Massage and Health Spa's in Malang

 

Apsara spa, located with Hotel Tugu, offer massage and beauty treatments. www.tuguhotels.com

Accommodation / Hotels in Malang

Following is a list of hotels in Malang with current 2009 prices and contact details:

Helios Hotel is a quality budget hotel located 5 minutes from the train station and 10 minutes to the centre of Malang. Prices from 85,000Rp (US$8.50) www.hotelhelios-malang.com

Hotel Inna Tretes is a hotel resort located on the slopes of Gunung Arjuna and Gunung Welirang close to Malang and an hours drive to Surabaya. Internet rates from 200,000Rp per night (US$20) including breakfast. www.innatretes.com

Bromo Cottages Hotel is the closest hotel with stunning views of Gunung Bromo. It is located 75km from Malang and 85km from Surabaya.  Room rates from 600,000Rp (US$60) including breakfast. www.bromocottages.com

Kartika Graha Hotel is a 3 star hotel located in the heart of Malang. Room prices from 345,000Rp (US$34)  www.kartikagraha.com

The Grand Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Malang, 10 minutes walk to shopping centres. Room prices from 379,000Rp per night (US$38). www.thegrandpalacehotelmalang.com

Royal Orchids Garden Hotel located in Batu Malang this is a resort style hotel with massive swimming pool. www.royalorchidsgarden.com

Regent's Park Hotel is a quality busines style hotel with WiFI wireless internet access in public areas as well as a great sushi restaurant - Sushi Hana, a Chinese restaurant serving dim sum/yum cha and Regent's Karaoke bar. The hotel is located 5 minutes walk from downtown Malang. Room prices 429,000Rp (US$43). www.hotelregentspark.com

Graha Cakra Hotel is a modern hotel with a colonial style building. Room prices from US$45. www.thecakrahotels.com

 

Purnama Hotel is a 3 star hotel with room prices from US$49 www.purnamahotel.com

 

Regent's Park Hotel is a 4 star hotel with WiFi Wireless internet hotspot. Room prices from US$48 www.hotelregentspark.com

 

Grand Trawas Hotel located in the hills at Trawas, 45 minutes drive from Malang. Room prices from US$54.40. www.grandtrawas.com

 

Klub Bunga Boutique Resort   www.klubbunga.com

 

Hotel Santika is a 4 star hotel with published prices from 907,500Rp (US$90) plus taxes including breakfast for 2 people. www.santika.com

 

Hotel Tugu is a luxury hotel with room prices from US$107 www.tuguhotels.com

 

For online discounted hotel bookings check out these web sites:

 

www.asiarooms.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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