Four Reasons to go to Malang, Indonesia
Since the Dutch ruled over Indonesia until 1949, there is a heavy Indonesian influence in Amsterdam. Ever since moving here and trying the many Indonesian food establishments, I’ve had a stronger desire to go to Indonesia, specifically Malang.
The Dutch first established Malang at the end of the 18th century with its prosperous coffee industry, but now with modernization, the city is ever-growing and changing. Now you can get the best of the old and new when visiting Malang, Indonesia.
Here are four reasons to go to Malang, Indonesia.
Malang has beautiful nature settings all around that has stayed intact from the beginning of times. There’s a wide array of different environments from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to Rainbow Waterfall.
This kind of place is perfect for a couple like my husband and me since we tend to split up sometimes. I could see him experiencing a challenging but rewarding hike up to Mount Semeru Volcano while I relax at one of the many beaches in the area like Goa Cina Beach.
Indonesian food is full of spices and teeming with flavor, and there’s no better place to try it than Indonesia itself where this cuisine first began.
There are plenty of restaurants to go to in Malang, but my all-time favorite when traveling is going to markets so I can try several food stalls at once without spending too much money. Whenever I go to Malang, I’ll definitely check out the Night Food Market.
Malang is an extremely budget-friendly place, which is always a great criteria to have when traveling. Although it’s budget-friendly, Malang still has every modern convenience that you want and need.
The Atria Hotel Malang from Traveloka is one of these budget-friendly places I’d consider because of its modern amenities. In USD, this hotel is only $8.50 a night!
From what I know so far, Indonesia seems to be unlike any Western culture I’ve experienced in the United States or Europe. It even seems different from Thailand and South Korea.
As someone who loves discovering new cultures and seeing how other people live, I’d love to check out what this what this seemingly laid-back city is like.
Well, there are the four reasons I’d like to go to Malang, Indonesia. Have you been? Are there any other reasons I should add to this list? Let me know!
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