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Written by Yan Lam Liang
Co-written by Matin Firas Harahap
Assisted by Imron Ramadhan

If you love nature, Malang is the ideal place for you.

Known as the second largest city in East Java, Malang (and its surroundings) is home to countless of natural attractions, including the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru.

Getting there

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1. Take Lion Air, AirAsiaGaruda IndonesiaSilk Air or Singapore Airlines from Singapore Changi Airport to Surabaya (Juanda International Airport). (Flight time: ~2h 45min, total return cost from SGD 200)

2. From Surabaya:

a) By bus – Take a bus from the airport to Bungurasih Bus terminal. Buses depart every 3 minutes (for economy buses), or 15 minutes (for air-conditioned buses). Do note that there is an entrance fare to the terminal at Rp 200, and bus tickets to Malang go for Rp 15,000 (for air-conditioned buses). Additionally, try to take the Patus Bus, the express bus!

b) By train – If you’d like a comfortable ride by train to Malang, head to Surabaya’s Gubeng Station. We recommend taking the Penataran Express trains. They are air-conditioned, and stop at lesser stations compared to the regular Penataran trains. This means the time taken to reach Malang will be less than 2 hours! For more information on train schedules, click here.

Getting Around:

If you’re looking to rent a car to get around Malang, click here to check out car rental options!

1. Take AirAsia, Tigerair from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Surabaya (Juanda International Airport). (Flight time: ~2h 45min, total return cost from RM 400)

2. From Surabaya:

a) By bus – Take a bus from the airport to Bungurasih Bus terminal. Buses depart every 3 minutes (for economy buses), or 15 minutes (for air-conditioned buses). Do note that there is an entrance fare to the terminal at Rp 200, and bus tickets to Malang go for Rp 15,000 (for air-conditioned buses). Additionally, try to take the Patus Bus, the express bus!

b) By train – If you’d like a comfortable ride by train to Malang, head to Surabaya’s Gubeng Station. We recommend taking the Penataran Express trains. They are air-conditioned, and stop at lesser stations compared to the regular Penataran trains. This means the time taken to reach Malang will be less than 2 hours! For more information on train schedules, click here.

Getting Around:

If you’re looking to rent a car to get around Malang, click here to check out car rental options!

Getting to Malang from Jakarta:

1. Take Lion AirBatik Air, CitilinkSriwijaya Air or Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta to Malang (Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport). (Flight time: ~1h 30min, total cost from Rp. 1.2 million)

Getting to Malang from Surabaya:

1) By bus – Take a bus from the airport to Bungurasih Bus terminal. Buses depart every 3 minutes (for economy buses), or 15 minutes (for air-conditioned buses). Do note that there is an entrance fare to the terminal at Rp 200, and bus tickets to Malang go for Rp 15,000 (for air-conditioned buses). Additionally, try to take the Patus Bus, the express bus!

2) By train – If you’d like a comfortable ride by train to Malang, head to Surabaya’s Gubeng Station. We recommend taking the Penataran Express trains. They are air-conditioned, and stop at lesser stations compared to the regular Penataran trains. This means the time taken to reach Malang will be less than 2 hours! For more information on train schedules, click here.

Getting Around:

If you’re looking to rent a car to get around Malang, click here to check out car rental options!

And just imagine bathing in waterfalls with numerous streams, Instagramming exotic beaches, being awed by the faraway view atop volcanoes and witnessing the wonderful natural formations in caves – these are what Malang has to offer.

So are you ready for the adventure?

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1) Get in touch with the diverse anatomies of an active volcano: Mount Kelud

Mount Kelud is a volcano located in the regions of Kediri, Blitar, Malang. Towering at a height of 1731 metres, you will be blown away by its panoramic view, with its layers of green, brown and yellow looming in the grey, misty clouds.

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The pool of cool blue in the caldron of Mount Kelud is one of its highlights. The caldron, believed to bring peace and prosperity, is a popular photo-taking spot among tourists.

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Check out the Mystery Road in Mount Kelud, where potentially moving objects, including cars, motorcycles and even your water bottles, are said to be able to move on its own.

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The ‘Child of Kelud Mountain’ is a lava dome which rose in the crater when the volcano was active in November 2007. There is also a tunnel in Mount Kelud, and 3 main hiking routes for trekkers.

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You can also challenge your rock-climbing skills at Mount Sumbing, where the rock structures are 90% declining.

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Mount Kelud

Address: Jl. Kelud, Pare, Kediri, Jawa Timur 64211, Indonesia
Getting there: Coordinates here:
Opening hours: 8am onwards
Price/Entrance fees: IDR $5,000 (approx USD $0.33) for entry, IDR 1,000 (approx USD$ 0.06) for parking


2) Be awed by the innumerable streams: Coban Sewu waterfall

Coban Sewu Waterfall is truly one of a kind.

The waterfall towers at a majestic 180 metres, and endless streams flows from the green cliff.

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There is a trekking path nearby, where you can get a panoramic view of the falls. But if you want to draw closer and are up for the thrill, there is a steep, narrow path with bamboo fence from which you can descend to the base of the waterfall.

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There, you can tread on the wet soil and stones, touch the water, and feel the cool air all around. With cliffs so high that block the view of the skies, you are literally surrounded by nature.

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There is also a cave, Goa Tetes, by the cliff if you would like to explore.

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Coban Sewu waterfall

Address: Sidorenggo, Ampelgading, Malang, East Java 65183, Indonesia
Getting there: Head towards Lumajang. At the border monument between Lumajang and Malang, there is an alley down the side of the road about 100 meters before the monument. Head towards the direction of the river. Your motorcycle can be placed in the sand miners hut. Walk along the river about 200 meters, and you will find this waterfall.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Opening hours: 8AM-5PM
Price/Entrance fees: IDR $5000 (USD $0.33)

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3) Get close and physical with unique rock structures: Supit Urang Waterfall

Super Urang Waterfall consists of 3 different features – Supit Urang 1, Supit Urang 2, and Watu Talang, a river gutter.

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Witness the unique rock structure of the waterfall, where the cliff is formed by large blocks of angular boulders stacking on top of one another.

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Supit Urang 1 is the waterfall below, while Supit Urang 2 is the one above. To get to Supit Urang 2, you can take a steep 100-metre-long path up the cliff.

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Alternatively, there is a bamboo ladder of 12 metres that you can climb directly from Supit Urang 1.

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Supit Urang Waterfall

Address: Madiredo, Pujon, Wiyurejo, Malang, Jawa Timur 65392, Indonesia
Getting there: From Malang, head towards Kota Batu, then proceed towards Pujon and then to Madiredo village. This waterfall not far from here.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Opening hours: Always opened-
Price/Entrance fees: Free entrance, IDR $2000 (approx USD $0.13) for parking

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4) Witness the explosion of a coral crater: Mbehi Beach

Mention exotic beaches, and most of us will think of Bali.

But there are also many beautiful and unique beaches in Java that are not inferior to those in Bali. And one of them can be found in the southern coastal district of Malang, named Mbehi Beach.

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This beach is a hidden paradise in Malang, as not many people are aware of its existence. Although its distance from the town center is about 66km, it is definitely worth exploring.

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Located behind protected forests, the surrounds are beautifully graced with clean white sand beaches. The water is clear with shades of turquoise. So any fatigue from trekking will vanish instantly.

On the side of the beach, there are two natural phenomena that will certainly make you wonder!

First, there is a hole in a large coral that breaks directly into the sea, resembling a crater. When big waves come, water will spurt up the ‘crater’ with a roaring sound like a rampaging dragon. And there’s no fence, so you need to be careful and keep your distance from the hole!

And not far from the ‘crater’, you’ll find another unique attraction called the Gulf of Angels. This phenomenon is a formation of a shallow natural pool from sea water.

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Here, you can soak while enjoying the natural beauty all around, with the Indian Ocean as your epic backdrop.

Mbehi Beach

Location: Village Sumberbening, District Bantur, Malang regency
Admission: IDR $5,000, – (Mbehi Coast region) | IDR $10.000, – (Services guides for trekking into the Gulf of Angels)
How to Get There: From the center of Malang, just head to the south towards the beach Kondang Merak, and go through the Tower, Bululawang, Godanglegi, and Bantur. Follow the directions to Kondang Merak Beach. Mbehi beach is about 3km from Kondang Merak Beach. Do not hesitate to ask for directions from the villagers. Park your vehicle at the entrance of Turkish Sugu and walk for about 40 minutes. Coordinates here .

5) Behold the union of a waterfall and a beach: Banyu Anjlok Beach

The beach is adjacent to a rocky cliff, from which a waterfall flows through and splashes directly onto the beach itself.

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The best part? There is a ladder from which you can climb up to the springs of the waterfall. There, you get to bathe in the springwater while admiring the vast sea.

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It’s located next to Lenggoksono Beach, Bolu-Bolu Beach and Kletakan Beach, so if you are thirsting to explore more beaches, this is the direction to head towards!

Banyu Anjlok Beach

Address:  Lenggoksono, Purwodadi, Tirto Yudo, Purwodadi, Tirto Yudo, Malang, Jawa Timur 65182, Indonesia
Getting there: Head towards the south towards Dampit. From Dampit, head towards Lumajang, to intersection Tirtoyudo. From the T-junction, turn right. The road leads to Sipelot Pujiharjo. Follow the main road until you reach a T-junction. Go north towards Lenggoksono Beach and continue until you see a travel counter.  Do note that the path to the beach can only be accessed with a two-wheeled vehicle as it is very narrow.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Opening hours: 7AM-4PM
Price/Entrance fees: IDR $5000 (approx USD $0.33)

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6. Bask in the afternoon sun by an island lagoon – Segara Anakan Lagoon, Sempu Island

White sandy beach meets a huge lagoon – Segara Anakan Lagoon is hidden behind a jungle, and boasts kilometers in radius. The very sight of it radiates a sense of serenity, that provides a pretty incredible break from your everyday routine.

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Unlike most beaches on the southern seas, Segara Anakan Lagoon is perfectly safe to swim in, as long as you stay clear off the rocks. The system of caves, above and below the ground, feed seawater into the lagoon and dampens hazardous waves!

12-Sempu-Lagoon-bumb2kidAs an official National Nature Reserve, the ecosystem boasts hundreds of species ranging from tropical to coastal vegetation, including mangroves and its inhabitants. Watch out for the wildlife around, from primates to deers, and even crabs scattered on the island’s many beaches, lakes and forests.

Paradise happens to come at a price though – the tedious paperwork, and 2.5km trek that could take up anywhere between 1-5 hours, depending on the route and weather – gives the Sempu Island its own charm.

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Note: Sempu Islands became super popular among local tourists in recent years, and the authorities have not successfully controlled the bypassing of permits, resulting in too many visitors during holiday seasons. As a result of its popularity, trash has now slightly eroded its beauty – so do be a responsible traveler. 😉

More photos of Sempu islands:

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Segara Anakan Lagoon, Sempu Island

Address: Sempu Island, Malang, East Java
Getting there: From Malang, head south towards the port of Sendang Biru. There should be a post for Sempu Island where you can arrange for permits (IDR$ 20,000  / USD $1), and transportation (IDR$ 100,000 / USD$ 7). Don’t forget to arrange for a trip home!
Coordinates to Sendang Biru here.

7. Abode of the Gods – Mount Bromo

The epicenter of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Mount Bromo is certainly one of the best sights mother nature has produced in this part of the world.

Mount Bromo stands at 2,392 meters in the middle of a vast sea of sand, nowhere close to Indonesia’s highest peak – but definitely a majestic spectacle for the tens of thousands who flock from far away just to witness its beauty.

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Drivers will warm up their Jeeps by 3am, ready to scale the narrow winding trails of the nearby Mount Penanjakan, the favoured spot to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo.

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Be wary of the freezing mountain air that will instantly chill you to the bone, right as you hop out of your jeep at the final checkpoint. (One interesting way to counter the cold, is with a glass of Bandrek – a traditional herbal brew best served with a plate of fritters!)

Make your way up the set of stairs to the vantage point at Mount Penanjakan right at the brink of dawn, just when that first break of violet lights up the horizon.

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Gaze into spellbinding beauty, as the sun rises behind Mount Bromo with Mount Semeru towering gloriously in the background.

Roam around the barren sands below and wander through the landmarks of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The savannah grassland east of Bromo, often called ‘Teletubbies Hill’ due to its resemblance – is a popular spot that reminds you of the diverse ecology of the Bromo Tengger National Park.

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Lastly, visit Pura Luhur Poten, temple of the local Tenggerese people, or get on a horseback and climb the Bromo Crater, and make an offering to the guardians of the mountains.

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Mount Bromo

Address: Mount Bromo, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java
Contact: (0341) 490885
Opening hours: 24 hours
Entrance: IDR$ 27,500 (locals) | $14 (foreigners)
Getting there: Access to the roads surrounding Bromo Tengger National Park is rough and requires a special permit. Unless you have arranged a visit with the park officials and own a capable offroader of your own, a jeep driver for the Bromo Tour is required. Sunrise Holidays and Mujur Surya are to recommended operators. (Prices vary between IDR$ 300,000 – 500,000 / USD$ 21 – 36)

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8. Lose yourself in one of the largest and most exotic waterfalls – Sumber Pitu Waterfall, Pujon

Hidden deep in the rainforest of the Pujon district, is a collection of 14 waterfalls, including the Sumber Pitu waterfall, or Grojogan Pitu waterfall, as some would call it.

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(Not to be mistaken with the Sumber Pitu waterfall in the Tumpang District, East of the city)

Known to be one of the largest and the most exotic in the area – getting to Sumber Pitu waterfall is no easy task. It involves some heavy trekking through a slippery jungle floor, with trenches right beside the trail in some places!

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It isn’t all bad though; before getting to Sumber Pitu waterfall, visitors will come across Tunggal waterfall. A great place to catch their breaths after an hour’s hike, and a lovely preview of what’s coming ahead.

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Once you reach Sumber Pitu Waterfall, you’ll see a layer of moss and fern coating an entire rock wall of the waterfall, perfectly complementing the blue waters and the brownish-red clay soil.

Take a moment to soak in the views, or better yet, literally soak in Sumber Pitu’s refreshing water. It certainly looks and feels like a scene right out of Jurassic Park!

Sumber Pitu Waterfall, Pujon

Address: Sumber Pitu Waterfall, Desa Pujon Kidul, Pujon, East Java Coordinates here
Opening hours: 24 hours
Entrance: 15,000 IDR (USD$ 1)

9)  Play among the the ‘crocodiles’: Bajul Mati Beach

Bajul Mati Beach, which is located in the South of Malang near Goa Cina and Sendang Biru Beach, is translated as ‘Dead Crocodile Beach’.

Indeed, the green rocky gulfs resemble a patient crocodile lying quietly in the waters.

Before entering, you will see its iconic structure – a semi-circular 90-metre-long bridge that crosses over a wide river, where you can see hills and sea corals.

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Pantai Bajul boasts of pure white sand and crystal clear waters. The waves are huge, so we don’t advise you to swim!

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But if you would like a dip in the waters, you can head down to the river estuary, characterised by its calm and greenish waters.

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You can also explore Goa Wil, a cave at Pantai Bajul Mati.

Bajul Mati Beach

Address: Gajahrejo, Gedangan, Malang 65178, Indonesia
Getting there: It is about 58 km from the city of Malang. From Malang, head towards Turen then turn south towards Sumbermanjing Wetan and straight toward Sendang Biru Beach. Then there were the T-junction with a placard to head towards the right to go to the beach Bajulmati. You can also reach there via beach Balekambang, turn left when there is an intersection. The distance between the beach and Goa Bajulmati China is only about 2 kilometers or about 10 minutes away by motor vehicle.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Opening hours: Daily
Price/Entrance fees: IDR $4000 (approx USD $0.26)

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10) Explore the natural formations: Lo Bangi Cave

Always interested to explore caves and take a clearer look at rock formations? Here, you can. Lo Bangi Cave consists of two underground caves, Cave Lo and Cave Bangi.

Greeting you at the mouth of the cave is a karst valley with some surface vegetation and broad-leaved plants. Limestone is used to build a wall to hold the soil at the entrance, preventing it from entering the cave.

The aisle in the cave consists of a muddy cave floor and some puddles, and it gets progressively smaller.

You will also see a small underground cave, with a short and narrow passage and a small river flowing through.

You will also encounter stalactites, stalagmites, stone ruins, gourdam and limestone columns. Some parts of the cave have a height of less than one metre, so be prepared to crawl.

The cave is full of life as well, and explorers can always hear the catfish, crickets, and bats that live in the cave.

Lo Bangi Cave

Address:  Ngliyep, Kedungsalam,  Donomulyo, Malang, Indonesia
Getting there: Head 5km towards the South of Ngliyep Beach
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380

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11. Prove it for yourself: Pantai Tiga Warna (Three Colour Beach)

Opened to the public only recently, Pantai Tiga Warna (Three Colour Beach) has created a major buzz across travel communities all over the country.

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Located in a nature conservation, reservations have to be made at least a week before (a month if you are planning a weekend trip) to ensure not too many visitors crowd the area.

The clear gradation of the water’s blue, green and white colours from the sandy beaches is not the only fascinating sight in this part of Malang. The journey is a pleasure of its own.

Start at Clungup Mangrove Conservation, a mangrove forest located right at the mouth of a river. Apart from protecting waves from eroding the beaches, they also provide welcome protection against the sun.

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After a short walk southwards, visitors can choose to rest their legs, grab a snack from the canteen, or even set up camp. Don’t get too caught up though – there is still an hour’s trek to the main attraction, but that won’t be too much trouble since the stroll along the coastline will keep you in great spirits with the sand and sea on the right and lush greenery on the left.

After an uphill climb, you will finally set eyes on the tricoloured beach. The irresistible shade of mermaid turquoise (bluish green) waters will make you want to jump right in!

But before that, do take a moment to soak in this bizarre phenomenon of nature. With crystal clear waters, the coral reefs can be seen more vividly if you decide to snorkel. (You may rent a snorkel mask with optional life vest at only IDR$ 15,000 IDR / USD$ 1!)

Pantai Tiga Warna (Three Colour Beach)

Address: Clunggup and Tiga Warna Mangrove Conservational Center
Contact:: 081232677713 (SMS) | 08123339889 (Call)
Entrance: IDR$ 100,000 / USD$ 7 (for a max. group of 10)
Opening hours: 8am to 4pm

12. Feel the rumbling of the Earth beneath your feet! – Mount Semeru, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Soaring 3,676 meters above sea level, Mount Semeru, (also known as ‘Mahameru’ to locals)  meaning ‘The Great Mountain’, is the highest peak on the island of Java.
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Popularised by the 2012 blockbuster 5cm, Mount Semeru is considered the benchmark for intermediate hikers, requiring at least three days to climb up and back down on average, as well as proper physical conditions.

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The hike begins at Ranupane Village, where visitors can stack up on supplies and rest before taking on the ‘Great Mountain’ the next day. The first leg of the journey ends at Ranukumbolo, a mesmerizing lake 2400 meters above sea level, and surrounded by hills of green. Most hikers will set up camp for the day, and those brave enough to challenge the cold are welcome to take a dip in its refreshing waters.

Right after Ranukumbolo, hikers will come across ‘Tanjakan Cinta’ hill, where it is believed that climbing the hill in one go (without stopping to rest) will bring eternal love.

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At the end of the tiring climb, hikers will be instantly rewarded by the Oro-oro Ombo meadow, decorated with Edelweiss flowers – the symbol for eternity, as well as the Verbana Barisliensis Vell, a Lavender look-alike only found here in Indonesia.

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Since Mount Semeru is currently an active volcano, camping around the summit is prohibited as its gaseous fumes are proven to be lethal. To conquer the Mahameru, Hikers will have to camp at Kalimati and start climbing at 2am in total darkness. And if this isn’t intimidating enough, on the final leg of the ‘summit attack’, large falling boulders are known to injure many hikers.

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Is the danger of conquering the ‘Great Mountain’ worth the achievement? You decide!

Note: Unless you are familiar with mountain climbing, it is advisable to hire a guide since hiking Mount Semeru is serious business and requires preparation – from transportation, to permits, and of course supplies and physical health.

Mount Semeru, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Address: Mount Semeru, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java
Contact: (0341) 491828
Entrance fees: IDR$ 22,500 (locals), USD$ 22 (foreigners)
Getting there: From Malang, head Eastwards towards Pasar Tumpang. Arrange a jeep ride to Ranu Pane Village, which will cost around IDR 30,000 (USD$ 2). The first checkpoint of the hike is at the village of Ranu Pane. A simpler alternative to catching public transportation and hiring a freelance guide would be to book with a travel agent. Make sure to ask lots of questions before confirming the booking, and look for recommendations. Lintang Buana Tours offer great customer support and also allows you to personalize your trip down to the details. Bromo Adventrueland offers the reliability and comfort of an established tour company with prices starting at 4600,000 IDR (35 USD) per person.

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13) Find calm in the serenity of the mountains: Wonosari Tea Plantations, Singosari

Situated on the slopes of Mount Arjuna and half an hour north of Malang, lies the peaceful hills where tea plantations sprawl, owned and run by PT Perkebunan Nusantara.

Opened to the public as an ‘Agrotourism Park’, the Wonosari Tea Plantation is not only where the world-renowned beverages are produced, but is also a great place to take the family to, for some private quality time.

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Activities available range from outbound obstacle courses to wall-climbing, ziplines (flying fox) and paintball.

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And if you’re looking for something that’s both entertaining and educational at the same time, you can also go for a complete tour of tea production – from leaf selection at the plantation to the process of turning them into dry packaged tea in the factories!

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Not ready to leave the serenity of the mountains just yet? Why not stay at the recently renovated accommodations at the Wonosari Tea Plantations! Choose from Rollaas Hotel, or the many choices of cottages (from $16 per night).

After spending the day roaming around tea plantations, another spot where you can enjoy the panorama of Malang’s countryside is Sumber Krabyakan lagoon. This natural swimming pool offers the best ‘seat’ to view Mount Arjuno and Arjuna from a distance.

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Truly a splendid way to end your day.

Wonosari Tea Plantations, Singosari

Address: Wonosari Tea Plantation, Lawang, Malang
Contact: (0341) 426032 / 082895250682
Opening hours: 7am to 5pm
Entrance: IDR $10,000 (USD $0.70)

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Wisata Air Krabyakan, Desa Sumber Ngepoh, Lawang, Malang

Opening hours: 6am to 6pm
Entrance: IDR $5,000 (USD $0.36)
Getting there: From Malang, head towards Lawang Market in the town of Lawang. Then head eastwards on Jl Pandawa, and your destination will be within 3km. There are not many road signs currently, so do ask around a lot, coordinates here.

14) Feel the touch of soft white sand against your feet: Ngliyep Beach

Ngliyep beach is named because of its soft white sand.

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There is a small island, Mount Kombang, which can be accessed via a wooden bridge. It is also a spectacular spot where you can watch the sunrise and sunset.

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You can also head over to Bukit Cinta Kasih, translated as “Hill of Love”. There are myths that young people who come to this place would become a couple.

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From the beach, you can also walk up a small hill to get to Teluk Putri, translated as Princess Bay. Its name is inspired by the silky soft smooth skin of the princess.

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Ngliyep Beach

Address: Kedungsalam, Donomulyo, Malang, Jawa Timur 65167, Indonesia
Getting there: Head 62 km towards the south of the city of Malang. You can travel through Donomulyo, or through Sumbermaning Kulon.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Price/Entrance fees: Ticket Price: IDR $15,000 (approx USD $1), Parking: IDR $5000 (approx USD $0.33)

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 15) Witness the merger of dozens of waterfalls: Ciblungan Waterfall

Ciblungan Waterfall is made up of one main waterfall joined by more than 10 smaller falls midway, which pours into a shallow river.

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The river forms a natural shallow pool beneath the falling waters, and visitors are allowed to bathe and play in the water.

The waterfall is situated in the middle of dense greenery. You can also enjoy the natural scenery from a small wooden platform and a treehouse at the edge of the waters.

Ciblungan Waterfall

Address: Jalan Raya Dampit – Lumajang, Purwoharjo, Ampelgading, Sidorenggo, Malang, Jawa Timur 65183, Indonesia
Getting there: Head towards Turen, then proceed towards Dampit, continue towards Ampelgading and then Tirtoyudo towards Purwoharjo. It is located along the border between the city of Malang and Lumajang, on the right side of the road before the border gate. There will be signs indicating the location of the falls.
Coordinates here
Contact: +62 813-3318-3380
Price/Entrance fees: IDR $3000 (approx USD $0.2) for entrance, IDR $5000 (approx USD $0.33) for parking

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