Called as the Switzerland of Java
There are several reasons why Malang City got the nickname as Switzerland van Java. One of them is because of the beautiful mountains that surround this city. For example, Mount Arjuno, Mount Kawi, Mount Semeru, to Mount Bromo. In addition, the arrangement of Malang City is also said as beautiful as the arrangement of the cities in Switzerland.
A student city besides Yogyakarta
Apart from Yogyakarta, Malang City is also famous for its large number of students who come from various regions in Indonesia. Some of the best universities in the country are also in Malang, such as Brawijaya University and Muhammadiyah Malang University.
The typical dialect of 'walikan'
Apart from using Javanese as a regional language, Malang has its own characteristics in its language that other regions in East Java and even in Java Island do not have. Namely the language of 'walikan' or language in reverse. Examples are like the word 'Kamu(you in Bahasa)' which will be reversed to become 'umak', or 'arek malang (people of Malang)' which becomes 'kera ngalam'. Don't be surprised when you hear or read this Walikan's typical writings when you visit Malang.
Many affordable tours and tourist attractions
There are lots of tours that surround Malang City and its surroundings. You can also choose the type of tour you want from beaches, mountains or family tours. If you want to visit the beautiful south coast, you can go to the Malang district area and will find many beaches such as Goa Cina Beach, Sendang Biru Beach, Balekambang Beach, and many more. If you prefer a mountain atmosphere, you can go to the paragliding hill in Batu, Mount Panderman, Bromo, Arjuna, and others. If you are on vacation with your family, enjoy Jatim Park, the family-friendly Museum of Transport is also suitable for you.
Cities are full of history
Just like Yogyakarta, Malang also has historical sites that are no less interesting. Only a short distance away, you can find several royal heritage temples such as Singosari Temple, Badut Temple, Karang Besuki Temple, and many more.