Explore Malang with A Day To Walk

Explore Malang with A Day To Walk

Discover Malang’s colonial zone and Chinatown

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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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Lets get started. Photo 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 Kauman.

Weaving though the labyrinth a little north of Gang No. Four, you enter Pasar Talun, a small traditional market that has been operating since the 1900s. Try some of the colourful local sticky rice sweets covered in fresh shaved coconut and gooey caramely palm sugar syrup, or for a healthier approach, ask the jamu (traditional herbal tonics) seller to whip you up a special restorative (we asked for one to make us more beautiful). You could spend a good hour wandering along the old Dutch-built canal observing village life and the interesting hybrid “Jengki” houses—a post independence style of architecture largely influenced by Dutch ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,300 words.)

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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