We set off for the railway station (Bandung) at 9 o’clock, to buy the 3.30pm tickets – the only time a train would go from Bandung to Malang. We were lucky to have four executive seats near to each other, considering we bought them at the last minute. We have much time left before departure, and we decided to go to Pasar Baru which was just behind the station. We ate Pak Che Met’s Ikan Bakar and Sotong Bakar, bought Pisang Keju for our friends in Malang, bought UNO cards to play in case we couldn’t sleep during the 17-hour-journey, and last but not least, bought Big BurgerSSS for our stomach.
In my previous post, I said the journey was 400km, but actually it was about 800km. This was my first time taking a train for a long journey. It wasn’t bad at all. I love it more than the airplane because I can turn the seat down until 85 degree..hehehe..
Okay,fast forward. We reached Malang at 8.10 in the morning. There is a supir (driver) waiting for us with an A4 paper written on it the word “ZAHIDAH”. Then, we went to the first two places in Kota Wisata Batu -Coban Rondo Waterfall and Agrowisata. We also went to some malls there, quite similar to malls in Bandung, so we ended up buying nothing. Some pictures on the first day:
We took a short sleep before we have to get up at 12.30am to go to Bromo, to see the view of Sunrise. It takes about 2 hours to reach the place, and another 30 minutes to go to the viewpoint. One sweater was not enough for the temperature, so we rented another big sweater for the second layer.
Malang is very popular with its Kerepek Buah. There are many types of Kerepek Buah we can find here. After going down from Bromo Mountain, my friends and I have a very limited time to buy these kerepek because we have to catch our train to Jogjakarta in 5 hours. We haven’t packed our things in our friends’ house. I only bought 4 types of kerepek ; Kerepek Epal, Kerepek Nenas, Kerepek Salak and Kerepek Nangka. I should have bought Kerepek Rambutan.
So that was our holiday in Malang. It is a very nice place to visit. To be honest, the environment is more comfortable and cleaner than in Bandung. The air is cleaner, no pollution. We kept wondering why the name Malang is not very well known by people outside Indonesia, like they know Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan and Jogjakarta. Coming next is the post for our visit to Jogjakarta, another popular visiting place in Indonesia. Remember Candi Borobudur, Jogjakarta? One of the questions in my Paper 2,Trial Examination for SPM (SBP) for History subject did ask about this Candi. I will update about it in a few days, InsyaAllah. (If the internet connection is OK).
p/s : Today is my mom's 49th birthday! and my sister's 18th birthday. And also my housemate, Fiza's birthday. Happy Birthday!!! :)