Top things to do in Malang

Top Choice Indonesian in Malang


The Tugu hotel's poolside restaurant is a romantic setting for a meal, with attentive staff to guide you through the delicious Indonesian and Chinese Peranakan options. Several mixed rice dishes stand out. You can g…
Top Choice International in Malang

The Library

With industrial-chic furnishings, shelves of books and graffiti wall art, this eye-catching cafe-restaurant, which is super-popular with local students, serves light Western-style meals such as Treasure Island, a de…
Performing Arts in Malang

Taman Rekreasi Senaputra

Malang’s cultural and recreational park has a hectically busy swimming pool and children’s playground and some quirky events. Kuda lumping (horse trance) dances (7000Rp) are performed every Sunday morning at 10am.
Museum in Malang

Hotel Tugu Malang

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,…
Area in Malang

Jalan Besar Ijen

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…
Cultural in Malang

Malang Kembali

Held in late May, Malang Kembali celebrates ludruk, an old-time music-hall tradition that was very popular in Java in the last century. Jl Besar Ijen, home to many wonderful old Dutch villas, is closed to traffic fo…
Noodles in Malang

Mie Tomcat

A cool designer warung popular among young locals, with a Jenga-like exterior and cherry-wood furnishings inside and out. The staff speak little English but do know how to make some tasty noodle soup, ramen and mie …
Indonesian in Malang


The delightfully eccentric Inggil is as much a museum or art gallery as a restaurant. Walls are lined with old photos, dozens of wayang kulit puppets stare vacantly at you as you tuck into the excellent traditional …
Cafe in Malang

Ben House

A key hangout for young hipsters, this brickhouse cafe has a great feel. The downstairs interior is decorated with low-rise wood tables and bench seating, funky vintage bicycles and musical instruments. The chalkboa…
Indonesian in Malang


Occupying a large corner plot, this upmarket place has a garden terrace, strung with oh-so-many Christmas lights. It's enormous menu offers flavoursome European, Indonesian and Chinese food, with quite a good choice…