Malang is a city in East Java that is recorded as one of the largest populated cities in Indonesia. This city has also become the second largest city in the southern part of Java, after Bandung. The beauty and coolness of the nature in Malang has been well known for so long. It is proven with another popular nickname for the city “The Small Swiss of Java Island.”
Bandung is 850 km away from Malang. For the land way, both cities are connected through Pantura road. The intercity trip is available through the railway service within 15-hour duration. The trip is started from Kiaracondong Station (KAC) and stops at Malang Kotalama Station (MLK) with Malabar trains. The trip costs around Rp150.000 – Rp465.000 per passenger.
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Kiaracondong Station is a large-scale station in which the Economy and mixed class trips in Bandung are served. The station that is more popular with the nickname “Kircon Station” is operated by PT. KAI (Persero) of Bandung’s Operational Area 2. Station has 7 tracks and advanced facilities like online ticketing system and self-service check-in just like in the airports.
Located on Jembatan Opat street, Kiaracondong - Bandung 40283, Kiaracondong Station is not far from the boundary between Babakansari village and Kebonjayanti village. In fact, the location takes an only 10-minute drive to the East of popular tourism sites.
There are two large stations located near each other in Malang. The older station and the final stop of Bandung – Malang route is Malang Kotalama Station. As the name implies, this station is indeed an old station, even the oldest one in Malang. This station was established in 1879 and currently provides advanced facilities such as online ticketing system and airport-styled self-service check-in.
Being a part of Operational area 8 of Surabaya, this station can be found in the District of Ciptomulyo, Sukun, Malang. Merdeka Square and Klojen Market are about 20 minutes away to the north of this station. If you go to the station by public transport, it is wiser that you first find Panti Nirmala Hospital located opposite the station.
Malang is a popular travel destination for people in Surabaya and around. Malang offers amazing natural and historical attractions. Experience all of them by visiting these main attractions.
Tugu Malang Square (Alun-Alun Tugu Malang) is more famous as Round Square (Alun-Alun Bundar), because of its shape. Malang Monument (Tugu Malang), the icon of Malang City, is located here, surrounded by flowerbeds and lotus pool. This open park is also a wonderful place to relax with family, and the surrounding view is even more beautiful with a fountain and colorful lamps. This famous Malang icon is located 300 meters from Malang Kotabaru Station.
When the name “Malang” is mentioned, tourists usually quickly remember Jatim Park. This park has been famous as a place for family amusement in East Java. It is located in the city tourism area, Kota Baru, which is about 19 kilometers or 40 minutes of driving from the city. Jatim Park offers various attractions, such as a zoo, forest-themed restaurant, amusement and water parks, Indonesian ethnic galleries, and an animal museum.
Brawijaya Museum is the center of East Javanese people history during the war of independence era. Located on Ijen Street Number 25A, this museum keeps various collections of battle vehicles (including the tank) used by Indonesian Army officials during their respective eras. All the collections are quite complete and well-managed. If you visit this museum, make sure to see the Death Carriage. This old train carriage witnessed the tragic death of many Indonesian prisoners, who were kept in the cramped condition in the carriage by the Dutch soldiers.