Malang’s most impressive museum isn’t actually a museum at all, but a hotel: the boutique, four-star Hotel Tugu Malang. A showcase for its owner, arguably Indonesia's foremost collector of Asian art and antiquities,…
Malang has some wonderful colonial architecture. Just northwest of the centre, Jl Besar Ijen is Malang’s millionaires' row, a boulevard lined with elegant whitewashed mansions from the Dutch era. Many have been subs…
Close to the city centre, the Balai Kota is an immense Dutch administrative building, built in a hybrid of Dutch and Indonesian architectural styles with a tiered central roof that resembles a Javanese mosque.
Malang's largest public market. Expect fruit, beef, fish and more, much more. Busiest in the morning, it's worth a trawl for the people-watching as much as for the shopping.
The flower market, Pasar Bunga, is pleasantly sited around a river valley and is the place to stroll in the morning.
Malang's central mosque is a pincushion of minarets that overlooks one end of the alun-alun (main square).
For those who love wafting incense, flickering candles and the rituals associated with Chinese belief systems.
A historic Catholic church, founded in the colonial days, but with a still-devoted local congregation.