Malang was once a part of an ancient kingdom of Java. Temples and ruins from the bygone era are still preserved on many sites, waiting to be visited. Since the colonial era, thanks to the cool climate, it has been a city for a weekend retreat. Now, Malang is gaining popularity as one of the top eco- and edutourism destinations in East Java.
LET’S DO THIS!
Greater Malang—Malang and Batu city—is home for many ecotourism and edutourism attractions.
You can start your journey by visiting the Brawijaya Museum which exhibits the Indonesian Independence War artifacts. You can go more deeply into history by visiting the 13th-century Hindu-Buddhist Singasari Temple.
Batu is even more interesting. Make your way to Museum Angkut (Transport Museum) to learn things about the history of vehicles. A visit to Eco Green Park, which highlights Indonesian cultures and natural science, will take your ecotourism experience to the next level. You can go birdwatching at Walking Bird Zone, ‘hiking’ the Jungle Adventure Zone, learning one or two things about growing plants at Hydroponic Zone, and walking through Java Temple Miniature Zone, etc. Conclude your day by exploring the fun, relaxing amusement park of Batu Night Spectacular (BNS).
The next day, you can go to Wonosari Tea Plantation to discover the art of tea making. In the afternoon, make your way to the Instagramable Omah Kayu to say good-bye to the wonderful day.
A short escape to Greater Malang is going to be one of the most unforgettable experiences for you and your family. #EscapeWithUs