Malang Travel Guide


Malang Travel Guide covers Malang, a large town in the highlands of East Java, with a cool climate and friendly people. Malang is a convenient staging point for climbing Mount Bromo or Mount Sumeru. Bromo is 100 km away to the north­east, and Sumeru can be seen from town in the dry season. 40 km away to the south-west on the road to Blitar is the Karangkates Dam on the Brantas River. Malang Travel Guide.

East of Malang, near the town of Banyuwangi is Mt Ijen (pictured above). Tours can be arranged in Malang or at Banyuwangi.



Post Office                         Jln Merdeka Selatan 1

Internat. Phone            Jln Basuki Rakhmat 9

Tourist Info.                Jln Tugu/Majapahit ((Town Hall)


Saiphul Anwar Hosp.   Jln Agung Suprapto

Pharmacy/Apotik Kabupaten        Jln Basuki Rakhmat 11

Pharmacy/Apotik Matahari           Jln Basuki Rakhmat 3


B.N.I. 1946                    Jln Basuki Rakhmat 75

Central Asia                 Jln Basuki Rakhmat 72

Bank Rakyat Indon. Jln Basuki Rakhmat 26a

Money Changers:

Cipta Harga                   Jln Agus Salim 26

Pasopati                        Jln Basuki Rakhmat 11

Rajabally                     Jln Sumeru/ Basuki Rakhmat



Medium Priced

Splendid Inn     Jln Majapahit, corner Jln Tugu

Hotel Montana     Jln Kahuripan 9

Hotel Pelangi     Jln Merdeka Selatan 3


Budget Priced – Indonesian style bath

Hotel Agung     Jln I. A. Suryani 9

Bamboo Den     Jln Sumeru, corner Jln Arjuna

Malinda Hotel     Jln Zainal Ariffin 39

Hotel Riche     Jln Basuki Rakhmat 1

Hotel Santosa     Jln Agus Salim 24

Hotel Tosari     Jln Ahmed Dahlan 23



The shopping plazas and department stores such as Gajah Mada Plaza and Malang Plaza on Jalan Agus Salim, near the central market, have plenty of outlets to suit all tastes and budgets. There are some cheap and clean Indonesian restaurants on Jalan Kawi and stalls at the Pasar Senggol evening market near Jalan Majapahit.


Amsterdam Steak        Jln A. Salim/G.M. Plaza

Oen Restaurant           Jln Basuki Rakhmat 17

Lavenda Rest.             Jln Sumeru (International)

Splendid Inn                Jln Majapahit/Jln Tugu

Hawaii Bakery            Jln Basuki Rakhmat 80

Mandala Pub               Jln A. Salim/ Malang Plaza


Kentucky Fried           Jln A. Salim/ Malang Plaza

Ayam Pemuda            Jln Sumeru/Jln Bromo

Pondok Bamboo         Jln Kawi/Jln Ijen


Duta Rasa                    Jln A.Salim/G M.Plaza

Cafe Aneka Rasa        Jln Basuki Rakhmat 7

Depot Murni               Jln Zainal Arifin 39

Depot Agung              Jln A.Salim (opp.Mitra)

Depot Remaja                         Jln Agus Salim 20

Cairo Rest.                  Jln Kapten Tendean 1

Minang Agung (Padang) Jln Basuki Rakhmat 30

Minang Jaya (Padang)     Jln Basuki Rakhmat 111


Dragon Pheonix          Jln Ahmed Dahlan

New Hong Kong         Jln A. Hakim 5

Canton Restaurant      Jln Gatot Subroto 17



Travel Agents

Continental                 Jln Zainal Ariffin 39

Pasopati                       Jln Basuki Rakhmat 11

Rajabally                     Jln Sumeru / Basuki Rakhmat

Tanjung Permai           Jln Basuki Rakhmat 41


Mujur Surya                Jln Bromo 33a

Malang Bus Terminals

There are three bus terminals in Malang:

  • Dinoyo Terminal on Jalan M.T. Haryono is for buses going to Selecta, Madium and Kediri.
  • Patimura Terminal on Jalan Patimura is for buses going to Bali, Surabaya and Probilinggo.
  • Gadang Terminal to the south of town is for buses to Karangkates and Blitar.


Bus from Malang to Bali or Jogja

Overnight express bus is the best way to get to Bali or Jogja from Malang. The bus  may be non air-conditioned or with air-conditioning.

Malang Indah             Jln Aries Munandar 62

                                     To Bali, Jogya & Magelang

Pemudi Express          Jln Basuki Rakhmat 1

                                       To Bali, Jogja & Semarang

Anugerah/Agung        Jln I.A. Suryani 16

                                      To Bali, Jogja & Semarang

Bali Indah                   Jln Basuki Rakhmat 2

                                     To Bali


Leaving Malang By Train

– from Kota Baru Station

To Jakarta

KA 141 Kereta Api Majapahit (Ekonomi AC leaves 6.30 pm, arrives Senen 10 am

KA 41 Kereta Api Gajayana (Eksekutif) leaves 1.30 pm, arrives Gambir 4.30 am

KA 171 Kereta Api Matarmaja (Ekonomi AC) leaves 5.30 pm, arrives Senen 9.30 am

To Bandung

KA 97 Kereta Api Malabar (Eksekutif, Bisnis & Ekonomi AC) leaves 4 pm, arrives 8 am

To Yogyakarta

KA 93 Kereta Api Malioboro Ekspres (Eksekutif & Ekonomi AC) leaves 8.20 am, arrives 3.30 pm

KA 95 Kereta Api Malioboro Ekspres (Eksekutif & Ekonomi AC leaves 8 pm, arrives 3.30 am

 To Surabaya ( Ekonomi )

There are several Economy Class trains daily that start at Blitar, and stop at Malang on the way to Surabaya, including:

KA 146/143 Kereta Api Penataran (Ekonomi), stops Malang 6.45 am, arrives 10 am

KA 432 Kereta Api Penataran (Ekonomi) stops Malang 6.45 am, arrives 10 am


 Bemo Routes to Places near Malang

 To Candi Singosari

Catch Bemo to Blimbing from Patimura, change to Singosari, then catch horse and buggy or walk to temple.

To Candi Jago/Candi Kidal

Catch Bemo to Blimbing from Patimura, mini-bus to Tumpang, then buggy or walk 1km.

To Selecta

Catch mini-bus from Dinoyo to Batu, then change to Selecta.

Public Transportation Malang

The blue mini-buses in Malang are called Microlet.There are many routes that run between the following terminals. The usual fare is RP 2,500
For more information visit:

Microlet Mini-bus Routes

( AL ) Arjosari – Landungsari ; ( AG ) Arjosari

– Gadang ; ( AT ) Arjosari – Tidar ; ( ADL ) Arjosari – Dinoyo – Landung Sari ; ( ASD ) Arjosari – Sukarno Hatta – Dinoyo ;ABG ) Arjosari – Borobudur – Gadang ; ( AJG ) Arjosari – Janti – Gadang ; ( AMG ) Arjosari – Mergosono – Gadang ; ( CKL ) Cemoro Kandang – Landung Sari ; ( GL ) Gadang – Landung Sari ; ( GML ) Gadang – Mergan – Landung Sari ; ( GM ) Malang – Madyopuro ; ( GA ) Gadang -Arjosari ; ( JPK ) Joyo Grand – Piranha – Karanglo ; ( JDM ) Joyo Grand – Dinoyo – Mergan ; ( LG ) Landung Sari – Gadang ; ( LDG ) Landung Sari – Dinoyo – Gadang ; ( MM ) Madyopuro – Mulyorejo ; ( MT ) Madyopuro – Tawangmangu ; ( MK ) Madyopuro – Karangbesuki ; ( MKS ) Mulyorejo – Klayatan – Sukun ; ( PBB ) Polowijen – Borobudur – Bunul ; ( TST ) Tlogowaru – Sarangan – Tasikmadu ; ( TAT ) Tlogowaru – Arjowinangun – Tirtosari ; ( TSG ) Tawangmangu – Soekarno Hatta – Gasek .

Taxi Companies in Malang

Argo (0341) 490444
Mandala (0341) 474747
Bima (0341) 717171
Citra Kendedes (0341) 490555, 404040

Malang Travel Guide


Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

The Tumpak Sewu Waterfall ( Air Terjun Tumpak Sewu) is located near Sidomulyo- Pronojiwo, around 70 km south-east of Malang ( 2 1/2 hours drive along a winding road) between Turen and Lumajang. Further south near the island called Pulau Sempu is a beautiful as yet undeveloped area with safe swimming and a natural rainforest with bushwalking tracks. There is no public transportation to the area and off-road vehicles are necessary.

The Forestry Department is still undecided whether to log the rainforest or not. Being one of the last areas of natural primary rainforest in Java, the long-term tourism potential is there to be developed. Hopefully the rainforest will remain. The nearest town to the area is Turen on the Karangkates-Lumajang road.

The mountain resort of Selecta is a pleasant day’s outing. Stop off at Candi Singosari temple on the way.

 Candi Panataran

Candi Panataran is an extensive temple complex, south-west of Malang near the town of Blitar. On the road to the temple from Blitar is the mausolem of the first president of Indonesia, Ir. Sukarno, who was born at Blitar. Indonesians of all walks of life come to pay homage to the man who did so much for the emerging Indonesian nation.