Compared to its neighbouring cities, Malang moves at a slower pace but is equally interesting. Decorated with nature and colonial-era buildings, Malang is a cultural hotspot and also a famous university town. Back in the Dutch era, Malang was well-known for its coffee industry. With the various tourist sights and temples to see, Malang should be in your travel list.
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG) is the airport that serves Malang area. This airport is named after Abdoel Rachman Saleh, an Indonesian aviator and physiologist whose plane was shot down by the Dutch while landing in Maguwo Airfield. This airport only handles flight to Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta-Halim-Perdanakusuma and Denpasar. Some of the airlines that operate here are Batik Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air and Wings Air. There are basic amenities available at the airport, such as restaurants, ATMs and shops. To get to the city, you can either take the shuttle or taxi.
It is easy to find cheap flights to Malang with the help of Traveloka. Traveloka is a search engine that will help you compare prices of flights between airlines and provides you with the best option. To find the best deal, search for the destination in the Traveloka website or the Traveloka mobile app, and it will show you the available options. You can also use the price alert feature to notify you of future price changes.
As we all know, Indonesia is a tropical country. Thus, the average temperatures in Malang vary barely at all. If you prefer to visit during the warm season, it is best to visit Malang, in November, October, or May where the temperature can reach up to 33.8°C and dropping to 24.9°C at night. For those who prefer the dry season, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Malang are August, September, and then July. However, it’s most likely to rain in late January and early February. It is recommended that you visit Malang in December, as it is the least busy month. By contrast, it is most likely to be crowded in June, August, and October.
Mount Bromo – Your trip to Malang would be incomplete if you don't visit Mount Bromo. Undoubtedly one of the most famous tourist attraction in East Java, Mount Bromo is the perfect place to spend your morning watching the sunrise. The breathtaking view of the mist-covered mountain in the morning with the rays of sun shining through it is undoubtedly worth the visit. To get to this mountain, you will need to join a tour that includes viewing the sunrise over it, and then going all the way up to the crater. It is best to avoid going there during the weekends or public holidays.
Jodipan – If you are planning to up your Instagram game, this colourful rainbow village is the perfect place to visit. This area was originally a worn-down slum village, but thanks to a few students in the nearby institute, every corner of the village were painted in bright rainbow colours. Besides taking beautiful Instagram pictures at this village, there are also shops and restaurants operated by the locals. They are friendly and welcoming. Be careful when exploring the nooks and crannies of the village as some of the lanes are steep. There is a small entrance fee of RM1.
Angkut Museum – One thing that is prominent in Indonesia is their public transport. Museum Angkut is a museum that houses a huge collection of aeroplanes, classic cars, traditional transportations and so much more. You will be able to find exhibits of transportations not only from Indonesia but also from other parts of the world such as the United Kingdom, Dutch and Texas. Those who are travelling with family should consider adding this location in the itinerary because not only it is entertaining; it is also a form of education. There is an entrance fee of RM30, but children under 85cm can enter for free.