5. Singosari Temples
Temples that were dedicated to the kings of the Singosari dynasty (the precursors of the Majapahit empire) and consist of Candi Singosari, Candi Sumberawan, Candi Jago, Candi Kidal and a number of other candis or temples. The main temple, Candi Singosari, is located about 12 km off Malang and was built around 1300 AD. Candi Sumberawan lies about 5km off Singosari while Jago and Kidal is located further southeast.
6. Batu, Malang
Batu is where the people of Malang and Surabaya’s leisure town; it offers a beautiful mountain scenery and a pleasantly cool climate. It is particularly famous among locals for its agrotourism, where visitors can pick their own Apel Malang (popular green Apple from the region), or stay in one of the many hotels around the area. Nowadays, it is particularly more popular because of the Jatim Parks.
7. Jatim Park I & II
The Jawa Timur Park 1 is heavier on the recreational side which features a massive swimming pool and amusement rides, while the second Jawa Timur Park is more of a hands-on educational park. The latter is very popular for its animal museum, zoo with natural habitats and the interactive attractions such as a walk among the free-roaming birds, water track obstacle course, eco-science centre and up close encounters with farm animals. At night, the Batu Night Spectacular is also recommended, especially if you’re traveling with kids. Here you can see beautiful lanterns, light displays, and some amusing rides.
8. Balekambang Beach
Beach life is probably the last thing people think of, but actually the south coast of Malang has sBeach that has a Hindu Temple off on the small Ismoyo island, connected by a small bridge. Very similar to Bali’s Tanah Lot. Other than that, there is also the Pulau Sempu natural reserve, which is actually only accessible for research but somehow has been visited by tourists for the last 2009, rendering the area dirty and unkempt. Alternately, you can try going to Sendangbiru, a fishing village near Sempu.