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Eka Maulana, ST., MT., M.Eng

Tourism in Malang

Jatim Park & Batu Secret Zoo

secret zoo

Jatim Park 2 is a theme park in Batu city. Jatim Pak 2 has two main objects of tourism, Batu Secret Zoo, and Museum Satwa (animal museum). Batu Secret Zoo is claimed as First Modern Zoo in Indonesia. It has several areas with pretty diverse collection of animals. It has various primates, snakes, birds, mammals, with atmosphere like in their natural habitat. There are also various aquariums where various water animal are displayed beautifully.

museum satwa

In the Museum Satwa (Animal Museum), there are more than 80 dioramas of animals from all around the world, from Indonesia and abroad. The diorama gives a real depiction of the animal’s life in the natural habitat using real taxidermic animal. In the museum there is also a replica of dinosaur fossil made of fiberglass.

Batu Night Spectacular – BNS

Batu Night Spectacular is a theme park with various interesting rides, from the fun ride, scary rides, to the adrenaline-pumping rides.

As the name may suggest, the theme park features the beauty of night tourism in Batu, with fresh air of mountain area. You will be amazed by beautiful light shows in Batu Night Spectacular.

 Batu Apple Tour

apel batu

Apple is the icon of Batu city, Batu Apple is famous in the country and abroad. That is why, in Batu, you can also enjoy apple agro tourism, such as apple picking, and there is also other fruits such as strawberry picking, oranges, and vegetables. Tourist can also choose various flowers. Apple picking tour right on the apple field can be found in Punten Village, Bumiaji Village, Sidomulyo and sorrounding areas. Or, if you want to get the nearest, there is also in Kusuma Agro Tourism area.


Selecta recreation park is located in Tulungrejo village, Batu city, East Java, sorrounded by Arjuno, Welirang and Anjasmoro mountain, it can be reached one hour from Malang. It was on 1.150 m above sea level, with temperature of 15° C – 25° C and water temperature around 18° C.


Selecta was built by a Netherland man named Ruyter de Wildt on 1930 as a place of tourism and rest for Dutchman while in Indonesia, as the name, Selecta from the word ‘selectie’ or ‘to select’. And in the end, Selecta become a monumental work of a tourism object combining beauty and freshness of natural mountain area, which also become the pioneer of tourism in East Java.

Nowadays, Selecta is not only consists of swimming pool with fresh and clear mountain water, but also a wide and beautiful flower garden.

Coban Rondo Waterfalls

coban rondo

Coban Rondo Waterfalls is 84 meters high, located 1135 meters above sea level, in Pandesari village, Pujon District, Malang Regency. The water is from Cemoro Dudo spring. The tourism object was built on 1980 and is a part of Forest Management Unit, Forest Department Malang.

Lawang Tea Plantation

kebun teh lawang

Wonosari Tea Plantation, located in Toyomarto, Singosari District, Malang Regency, was opened on 1875 oleh NV. Cultuur Maatschappy. The plantation is 1.144,31 hectares, divided into three gardens: adf. Wonosari 370,31 Ha in Toyomarto Village, afd. Gebug Lor 344,11 Ha in Wonorejo Village, Lawang District, afd. R.Agung 429,89 Ha in Ambal-ambal Village, Kejayan Distrcict. the tea cultivation area is 628,86 Ha with tea production of 1000 tons/year and daily production of 3000 kg. 90% of the tea product of Wonosari is exported abroad, and the rest 10% is sold for domestic market. Wonosari tea plant has the duty to process tea through five steps: accepting tea shoots; withering process; grinding process; fermentation ; drying; sorting; packing, and delivering.

 Purwodadi Botanical Garden

purwodadi botanical garden

Purwodadi Botanical garden is a branch of Bogor botanical Garden that is managed by LIPI (Indonesian Scientific Institution). In this area visitor can see various collections of scare and dry plant. Beside as a place for recreation, this Botanical Garden is also used for various researches on botany.



Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park has a natural tourism object that has been famous and become one of the main tourism object in East Java, either for domestic or foreign tourists. Bromo has many interesting tourism object such as sea of sands, savanna hills, lava well, Mahameru Peak, Madakaripura Waterfalls, etc.

Bromo-Semeru National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia with uniqueness of 5.250 hectare of sea of sands, located 2392 m above sea level.

bromo pasir

Bromo-Semeru mountains is an active mountain that is famous as a tourism object in East Java. The area promises a beauty unlike any other. From the top of active volcano, you can see a sea of sands, the might of Semeru mountain, and you can also see one of the most beautiful sunrises in Indonesia in the area.

Kayutangan/Alun-Alun Malang


Kayutangan is Malang City’s main street, a complex of stores along Basuki Rahmad street, from the junction in front of State Electricity Building to the front of Kayutangan Catholic Church, a church built around 1930-1940 with flat roof and square building.

Around 1960-1970, the street is the center of Malang’s activities, with various activities such as general business, offices, theatres, fashion, groceries, etc.

One of the iconic landmark of Malang that is located in Kayutangan area is Toko “Oen”, dubbed as “A Colonial Landmark since 1930”. Built in netherland colonial era, Toko Oen maintains its old-style building and interior, and even the staff’s uniforms, it’s as if the people who come to the restaurant are taken to the nostalgic colonial era. As written in front of the building, one of the specialities of Toko Oen is the Ice Cream, which has original recipe with no preservatives.

Other landmarks around Kayutangan are alun-alun kota (city square), Masjid Jami Malang (grand mosque), and GPIB Immanuel Church. 

Masjid Tiban

The original name of this building is Biharu Bahri Asali Fadlailir Rahmah. The building located in Sawahan, Turen Malang.

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