Think the charm of Malang, East Java, Indonesia is reserved for daylight hours? Think again! Malang comes alive at night, unveiling surprises that will elevate your holiday to unforgettable heights.
Spend the night strolling around Malang’s city, trying exciting activities in the popular night theme parks, or even taste Malang’s local dishes! So, buckle up for a night filled with whimsical wonders as we explore activities in Malang that you can explore at nighttime.
Here’s Bob’s guide to your next moonlit escapade!
Finding activities in Malang for nighttime is a piece of cake. The East Java capital boasts a variety of thrilling options for solo adventures, group escapades, or family shenanigans.
Malang Night Paradise: A Glow-in-the-Dark Extravaganza
First up, the grand Malang Night Paradise, Eastern Java’s largest nocturnal attraction. Imagine the thrill of navigating various rides amidst a sea of LED lights and lanterns. Brace yourself for the Magic Journey, a boat-themed escapade, Dinosaur Park, Lantern Park, Adventure Land, and a whole lot more.
Located at Jalan Graha Kencana Raya No. 66, Karanglo, Balearjosari, Blimbing District, Malang, it’s open daily from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Tickets range from Rp55,000 to Rp110,000 and can be snagged online on their official website.
Alun-Alun Malang: Where the City Comes Alive
Prefer soaking in the city vibes? Alun-Alun Malang is your spot. There are two versions – Alun-Alun Kota (Alun-Alun Merdeka) and Alun-Alun Tugu (Alun-Alun Bundar). Both have their own charm for sure, but the crowd-favorite nighttime hotspot is Alun-Alun Merdeka.
This city park is dubbed the delicious culinary heaven of Malang, surrounded by numerous street food stalls. Get ready to sample a variety of Malang’s specialties without burning a hole in your pocket!
Paralayang Kota Batu: Soaring High, Even in the Dark
While it is technically not in Malang, a 40-minute visit to Batu is a must for a maximum experience out of your trip. Paragliding is a daytime hit, but the night flight offers a unique view of the glittering cities of Malang and Batu. Located in the Gunung Banyak area, this spot is open 24/7, offering various packages from Rp500,000 to Rp1 million.
Imagine floating gently above, with the glittering lights of Malang and Batu unfolding beneath you like a vibrant tapestry. The night flight creates an almost surreal experience, combining the tranquility of the evening sky with the enchanting view of the city lights.
It’s a moment where the calm of nature meets the vibrant life of the cities, creating a harmonious balance that leaves you in awe.
Batu Night Spectacular: Amusement Park Under the Stars
Ever wondered what it’s like to ride amusement park attractions at night? Head to Batu Night Spectacular for a rendezvous with the Crazy Bike, Flying Swinger, Merry Go Round, Glass House, Air Bike, Go Kart, and more.
Located at Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 1, Oro-Oro Ombo, Batu City, it’s open every day from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Tickets are wallet-friendly, ranging from Rp35,000 to Rp110,000 on weekdays and Rp40,000 to Rp120,000 on weekends and holidays.
Taman Kunang-kunang: A Garden of Glowing Lights
Next on the list is Taman Kunang-Kunang, or Firefly Park, a mesmerizing destination that captures the essence of nature’s own light show. This free-to-visit garden is located at Jalan Jakarta Oro-oro Dowo, Penanggungan, Klojen in Malang, this enchanting garden is a haven of twinkling lights, artfully arranged to mimic the delicate glow of fireflies.
Stroll through the pathways adorned with these twinkling lights, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a captivating blend of nature and artistry, creating a unique and serene escape in the heart of Malang.
Midnight Culinary Tour
Malang is a haven for delectable treats. From street-side stalls to humble eateries and restaurants offering a range of Malang’s signature dishes, your culinary adventure is about to get lit.
Sego Meduro Bang Sad
No need to go all the way to Madura for a taste of the hit sego meduro. Imagine a warm bed of rice topped with various beef organ dishes like beef tripes, lungs, and spleens giving a distinct savory and spicy taste.
For the daring culinary enthusiasts, this one is a must-try! Sego Meduro Bang Sad is one of the most popular sego meduro place in town, with multiple branches across Malang. It opens daily from 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM, with prices range from Rp10,000 to Rp25,000.
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As the night cools in Malang, indulge in a bowl of warm Ronde, a legendary snack consisting of glutinous rice balls filled with peanuts and sugar. Ronde Titoni, with over 70 years of history, offers ronde soup, angsle, and the dry ronde itself – a sweet and comforting dish with a price starting from Rp10,000 per serving.
Located at Jalan Zainul Arifin No. 17, Klojen District, Malang, it operates Monday to Saturday from 6:00 PM to midnight.
Sate Landak Pakis
True to its name, Sate Landak Pakis specializes in satay made from porcupine meat. Yes, those cute animals with sharp quills! Surprisingly tasty and believed to have health benefits, the porcupine satay is just one of the exotic options available.
Beside porcupine satay, the menu includes labi-labi (turtle) and satay, rabbit satay, lizard satay, goat satay, swike (frog legs), gule, soto babat, and rawon with a price tag starting from Rp30,000. You can visit them at Jalan Raya Bugis, Pakis, Malang, daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Rawon Cak Wot
No visit to East Java is complete without savoring rawon in its place of origin. Rawon, a savory black beef soup flavored with keluak fruit, is best enjoyed with rice and additional side dishes such as tempe, satay, salted egg, and more.
To accompany the main dish, Rawon Cak Wot Malang also offers various side dishes such as beef offal, spicy chicken feet, meat soup, and duck. Prices start from Rp12,000 per serving.
Located at Jalan Soekarno Hatta No. 9-21, Jatimulyo, Lowokwaru District, Malang, it opens every day from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Be prepared for a long queue if you visit late at night!
The last on our list is Sego Resek, a legendary fried rice joint in Malang since 1959. Unconventional in its approach, it’s known as “Trash Rice” due to its diverse and “scattered” ingredients such as shredded chicken, cabbage, bean sprouts, and noodles. The dish is also served in large portions resembling a heap of ‘trash’. But don’t let the name fool you, because it’s ridiculously tasty!
Priced from Rp12,000 to Rp24,000 per portion, depending on your choice of toppings. Sego Resek is located at Jalan Brigjend Katamso, Kasin, Klojen District, Malang. Note that it’s only open on Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Stay Comfortably at Bobopod Malang & Bobocabin Coban Rondo
After a night of exploration, you definitely need a cozy spot to recharge. Look no further than Bobopod Alun-Alun Malang, offering high-tech comfort just 82 meters from Alun-Alun Malang. It’s practically a hop, skip, and a jump away from various touristy spots in the vicinity.
This capsule hotel comes decked out with high-tech goodies like the B-Pad, Mood Lamp, Bluetooth Speaker, and more. Take your pick between the Sky Pod or Earth Pod, and fear not – both come with outrageously comfy beds!
If you fancy a closer-to-nature abode with comfort, Bobocabin Coban Rondo is your go-to glamping spot. Nestled in the serene hills of Coban Rondo, only a 20-minute drive from Batu’s Paragliding spot, it offers a refreshing retreat surrounded by lush greenery. There’s a bunch of fun stuff to do too like rafting, cycling, and waterfall tours.
So, have you decided where to soak in the vibes? Bobopod Alun-Alun Malang, the tech-savvy urban hub, or Bobocabin Coban Rondo, your nature-infused relaxation zone?
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Bob’s Budget Check:
- Malang Night Paradise: Rp55,000 – Rp110,000
- Alun-Alun Malang: Free
- Paralayang Kota Batu: Rp500,000 – Rp1 Million
- Batu Night Spectacular: Rp35,000 – Rp110,000 on weekdays and Rp40,000 to Rp120,000 on weekends.
- Taman Kunang-Kunang: Free
- Sego Meduro Bang Sad: Rp10,000 – Rp25,000
- Ronde Titoni starts from Rp10,000
- Sate Landak Pakis: starts from Rp30,000
- Rawon Cak Wot: starts from Rp12,000
- Sego Resek: Rp12,000 – Rp24,000
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