Malang is the second city of East Java is noted for its colonial architecture. Candi Badu is a small Shivate temple dating from the 8th century. Malang also has some great markets - central market, flower market, and the most interesting - the bird market, which also sells snakes and fish.
Malang has also developed as an educational centre as well as a tourist area. The city has a large number of schools which range from elementary and secondary schools to universities. Many students from all over East Java and neighbouring provinces come to Malang to study, either in private or public schools.
Malang is located in east Java and shares its borders with Pasuruan (North), Lumajang (East). It is 90km from the province capital of Surabaya.
Area: The city of Malang covers 252,136 sq km or approx 144,000 sq miles.
Flights to Malang
Malang's history can be traced back to 760 AD after the discovery of ancient inscriptions. The area was under Dutch rule from 1614 who popularised the city and its surrounding area attracting many Europeans visitors and tradespeople.
The majority of people are Muslin and there are some Catholics, Hindus and Buddhists.
Malang has various places of interest including handicraft villages. Also, being one of the less hot areas people visit the area for its cool, fresh air particularly in surrounding country regions of Tumpang, Batu, Singosari, and Turen. Many traditional dances originated in this region. Try to see performances such as Tari Topeng (Mask dance), Jaran Pegon, Tari Beskalan (Beskalan Dance).