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Explore Malang: Five Popular Destinations Worth Exploring Besides Kayutangan Heritage

Selasa, 26 September 2023 - 06:20 | 86.47k
The situation of tourist attractions in Night Paradise. (PHOTO: TIMES Indonesia)
The situation of tourist attractions in Night Paradise. (PHOTO: TIMES Indonesia)

TIMESINDONESIA, MALANG – Malang is an inexhaustible hub of tourist attractions. This place becomes the second-largest city in East Java and nestled amidst majestic mountains like Mount Semeru, Mount Arjuno Welirang, and the Buthak, Kawi, and Panderman mountain ranges. One of the newest atrrction was Kayutangan Heritage.

The city boasts a refreshing climate that draws both local and international tourists. Given its vast geographical and cultural richness, Malang offers a plethora of fascinating sights, including the renowned Kayutangan Heritage.

However, beyond Kayutangan Heritage, there are other equally captivating tourist destinations worth exploring. Let's delve into these exceptional spots.

5 Recommended Destinations in Malang Beside Kayutangan Heritage

1. Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan

Before the development of Kayutangan Heritage, these tourist destinations were already well-known. The Colorful Village of Jodipan was officially established by the Malang City government in 2017, inspired by the vibrant themes seen in Latin American countries.

Formerly a humble settlement, this area has been transformed into a must-visit tourist destination, captivating both local and international visitors. It has since become an iconic symbol of tourism in Malang, showcasing its evolution from a once modest living space into a remarkable cultural and artistic hub.

2. Museum Musik Indonesia

Music enthusiasts must pay a visit to this museum as it houses a plethora of historical music that can be studied. Located in Malang, specifically at Jl. Nusakambangan No. 19, this destination is a must-visit. Notably, this museum holds the distinction of being the first official music museum in Indonesia.

Boasting a diverse collection of music artifacts from the past to the present, including physical formats like CDs, vinyl records, tapes, and more, the museum offers an extensive array of musical genres. Visitors can explore everything from local music to Western tunes. For an admission fee of Rp. 5,000, visitors can immerse themselves in this musical haven.

3. Museum Mpu Parwa

This museum is known as a place for historians to study ancient artifacts in Indonesia. Situated in Griya Shanta Housing, precisely at Jl. Soekarno Hatta, the museum is often used for study tours, especially for students. Its formation is attributed to the presence of historical artifacts in Malang.

The term 'Mpu' is derived from the name of a Buddhist priestly figure named Mpu Purwa, who was the father of Ken Dedes, and his teachings are highly regarded by many Javanese people. The museum opens from 08:30 to 15:00, closing on Fridays and Mondays. It is a must-visit, and the entrance fee is free.

4. Alun Alun Kota Malang

Alun Alun Kota Malang presents itself as an attractive alternative for tourists seeking a cost-free destination, only incurring charges for private vehicle parking. Families aiming to provide their children with a space for unrestrained play will find this location particularly fitting, given the dedicated play zones for kids.

Additionally, it serves as an excellent backdrop for photographers, offering ample opportunities for captivating shots due to the delightful ambiance of Malang City Square. Visitors can also put any food-related concerns to rest, as the square boasts an array of options, from street food vendors to affordable food stalls.

5. Hawai Waterpark & Night Paradise

Hawai Waterpark is a renowned water amusement park located in Malang city, precisely situated at Jl. Graha Kencana Utara, Singosari. This destination has become a favorite spot for family getaways due to its diverse range of water attractions, especially ideal for children. Rumor has it that Hawai Waterpark is among the largest water amusement parks in Indonesia.

The ticket prices are also reasonable, at just Rp. 75,000 per person. Adjacent to it is Night Paradise, which is equally captivating to visit. True to its name, this spot is open from 6 PM until 11:30 PM. Visitors can indulge in various facilities that are perfect for taking photos with friends or family, given its eye-catching surroundings.

There are actually numerous captivating tourist attractions in Malang due to its vast offerings including Kayutangan Heritage, making it impossible to explore all in a short time. Hence, these mentioned spots are just a glimpse of what this city holds. Make sure to plan a visit and uncover the beauty and richness it has to offer.

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