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Though not recommended for swimming because of dangerous surf, the area is popular because of the sand and the beautiful surroundings.
After visiting the Singosari Temple, head for the bathing pools which are located at Ken Dedes. There are beautiful statues to be found, and visitors will note that the pools were a part of the royal court. Within are ancient relics from Singosari's Hindu past, including a collection of statues, among them dwarapalas, fierce guardians from Hindu lore.
Brawijaya Military Museum
The Brawijaya Military Museum shows off the interesting history of Indonesia’s armed forces. There are items dating back to the post-World War II era, as well as the anti-communist turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s.
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
Declared a national park in 1982, Bromo Tengger Semeru is a series of mountains, calderas, and volcanoes – some of which, such as Mount Semeru, are still active. Trekking and hiking are popular activities here, and at the base of the volcanoes lie rice fields – both fertilized and destroyed by the periodic eruptions that wrack the area.
Colonial Walking Tour
Talk a stroll around the city and see the beautiful Dutch colonial homes, which lend the city a nostalgic flavor. Alternatively, visitors may consider using becaks or pedicabs, as a means of transportation around the city.
Mangun Dharma Art Center
The arts center hosts a wide variety of programs for traditional dance, carving, batik-making, and puppetry. Some of the dancers here have been training in the arts since they were children.
Dating back to the 1300s, Singosari Temple is a remnant from a time when the area was predominantly Hindu. Located 5-6 miles (10 kilometers) from Malang, the temple was never finished.
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Set in a beautifully restored Dutch colonial mansion, Tugu Malang is filled with antiques and artworks to give it a charming and intimate old-world feel. This boutique property has just 49 rooms, all with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD player, free newspapers and tea/coffee facilities. The Tugu hosts a number of restaurants, including the upscale Melati Restaurant, which serves Indonesian delicacies, Dutch Colonial fare, and Peranakan, or Chinese Malaysian fare; the romantic Silk Road, a private-room, reservation-only dining experience; an upmarket, refined Javanese tea house; an elegant wine shop and bar; and a bakery. Other amenities include a business center, outdoor swimming pool, meeting room, full-service spa, and a luxury jewelry boutique. The Tugu Malang lies approximately 26 minutes from Malang’s airport.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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