At Hotel Tugu Malang, we wish to promote an understanding of the culture of our city and its rich romantic history. We invite all our guests to enjoy the journey of stories and discover for themselves the joy of being on this breezy, nostalgic city that we call home.
Cooking Class with Traditional Market Visit
The cooking class covers the techniques in the making and decorating of traditional Javanese dishes such as Nasi Goreng and also ethnic delicacies like kue Lumpur Telo Ungu and kue Cara Isi. The lesson starts with a becak trip to the traditional market to shop for fresh ingredients. This course takes roundly 90 minutes, and is ended by traditional Indonesian lunch. This course includes one Tugu apron as a souvenir.
This course, held at the Apsara Spa, covers the traditional know-how of the making and preparation of Jamu Kunir Asam, a traditional natural elixir drink that is believed to help digestion and weight loss. In this course you will also learn of the body beauty treatments inherited from Javanese princesses. Head towards the traditional market to shop for ingredients, followed by preparation of the ingredients at the Apsara Spa. The course begins with explanation of the ingredients and its benefits for our body, and proceeds with the techniques to make the Jamu. This course includes sample of the ingredients, a bottle of Jamu, and a package of body treatment as souvenirs.
To enjoy the fresh air and smell the fragrance of local flowers, we invite the guests for a walk to the flower market at 07.00 to select some certain flowers for hand and table bouquets. Then preparation of the materials will be done at the poolside, where flower arrangement course will be conducted. For about 90 minutes we will show you some techniques of flower arrangement and flower combining. The result will be placed on the breakfast dining table. Lessons are ended with typical Indonesian style breakfast and the flower arrangement can be brought home.
Shanghai Noon Boutique is an exclusive contemporary fashion boutique in East Java specializing in beautiful Javanese and Chinese Peranakan clothing and well-known batik designers ; some traditional in nature and some with influences from other parts of Southeast Asia. While inside, Warong Shanghai 1920 Art & Antique Gallery is an uniquely designed antique gallery featuring very exclusive items, ranging from rare Javanese antiquities as well as other Southeast Asian artworks, tableware, textiles, statues, paintings, a wide variety of handcrafted designers’ stone and silver jewelries.
Mount Bromo National Park, internationally famous for its most magical sunrise, is a haven for nature lovers, with its volcano, craters and sand plateaus as well as breath-taking serene savannah. The stunning beauty of the mountain could also be experienced during the day time.
On the way back, stopover at Coban Pelangi Waterfall, one of the few unexploited secrets of East Java; a 30-meter high hidden beauty surrounded by a pine forest as well as the famous Jago temple.
Malang’s nostalgic atmosphere results from the fact that Dutch planters and civil servants used to retire here until the early 1900s. This tour includes a visit to Wonosari Tea Plantation, a vast and beautiful plantation on the slope of Mount Arjuna, where guests can witness the tea leaf picking, the process of tea-making, as well as other traditional daily activities of this tea plantation.
Inherited many ancient “candi” or temples; beautiful remains of kingdoms from many hundreds years ago, and visit is necessary to unlock the historical treasure of Malang that was once the centre of political power of the 8th century Kanjuruhan Kingdom. Even after the collapse of the Kingdom of Singosari, Malang region remained to be an important region for the following dynasties of East Java.
The cool, fresh hill town of Batu was a retreat for the Dutch in colonial days. The area is a major agricultural centre with apple orchards everywhere and a large number of tropical flowers nurseries. It sits on the slopes of Mount Welirang and Mount Arjuna, about 20 km to the west of Malang. Coban Rondo waterfall, Selecta (a beautiful park constructed in 1928) as well as picking flowers & apples directly in the farmers’ yard with its charming view are worthy parts of a visit to Malang & Batu area.
Awarded as the loveliest town in South East Asia during the colonial times, Malang has its own charm attracting you to drift along in an air of nostalgia. Highlight of this unique guided tour are the traditional bird and flower market, the old Dutch historical neighborhood of Oro Oro Dowo with the oldest market in Malang, its most famous boulevard, Jalan Ijen and Malang’s china town where an old and largest Chinese temple “Klenteng Eng An Kiong” lies gracefully.This tour will last around 3 hours, letting the charms of this old town allure you into a relaxed ride.
Malang is maybe the only town in Indonesia where you can explore the old charm of colonial shady quarters, traditional “kampoengs” (neighborhoods) and city parks by bicycle, mainly riding in quite streets and alleys where friendly locals and birds are your constant compagnion.
Highlights of this tour are the traditional bird and flower market, the river kampoengs of Semeru, the old Dutch historical neighborhood of Oro Oro Dowo with the oldest market in Malang and Jalan Ijen (Malang’s most famous boulevard).