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Explore Malang with A Day To Walk

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One of the best ways to explore any city is on foot, and Malang’s city centre holds numerous fascinating stories if you take the time and look around.

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With the help of local guides from Malang’s “pay-as-you-wish” tour company, A Day to Walk, we discovered many of her secrets. We opted for a combined walk that included Kayutangan and Pecinan. Historically Kayutangan was the Dutch colonial trading area of the city, now recognised as the somewhat crumbling Jalan Jenderal Basuki Rahmat together with the tightly packed kampung (village) that hugs the old canal behind this vibrant street. Pecinan is Malang’s Chinatown, but don’t expect as many red lanterns and dancing dragons you may see in other Chinatowns around the globe.

Lets get started. Photo taken in or around Explore Malang with A Day To Walk, Malang, Indonesia by Stuart McDonald.

Lets get started. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Walks usually start with a coffee at historic Toko Oen (although ours didn’t for some reason), this Dutch style ice-cream parlour and bakery has been a local landmark since the 1930s and is worth checking out. Begin walking by heading north along Jalan Jenderal Basuki Rahmat, and almost immediately duck into one of the small lanes to the left entering Kampung ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,400 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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