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Easy Tips, Low Budget Backpacking Trip to Malang

Travelling to several cities in Indonesia is an alternative for spending your precious weekend. Malang is one of the alternative choices

Easy Tips, Low Budget Backpacking Trip to Malang
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Read some these tips before you ride your car to Malang.

First, choose the right timing. If you go to Malang on holiday season, you have to be prepared for the higher fare of the hotel, train, and amusement park entrance ticket. You better go to Malang on low season.

Second, if you have a low budget for transportation, you might take a bus or train to go to Malang.

You might choose Matarmaja train (economic class) from Jakarta to Malang which costs about IDR 115.000 or Malioboro Express (economic class) from Yogyakarta to Malang which costs IDR 140.000.

You need to reserve the ticket long before the D-day to get a cheaper price.

Third, you might use homestay or daily boarding house for your lodging. The price is affordable start from IDR 80.000 to IDR 150.000 per night

Even though the facilities that are provided are just bedroom and bathroom, the hygiene of the homestay is worth the price. Several cheap daily boarding houses could be found around Jalan Bunga Kopi, Jalan Simpang Borobudur, or college area in the city center.

Fourth, choose easy and simple transportation to go around Malang. You might take angkot (Malang public transportation, car) or rented motorbike. One of the benefits of a rented motorbike is that you could go everywhere you want. It costs around IDR 50.000 per 24 hours. Do not be afraid to get lost, all you need is GPS on your phone.

Fifth, you need to visit some amazing landmarks and tourist attractions. Some places are free of charges such as Alun-Alun Batu which is renowned with Ketan (sticky rice in English), Pasar Apung (floating market in English) at Museum Angkut, Singo Arema statue in front of Malang railway station, and vice versa. 

Sixth, you need to pay attention to your time management. You have to arrange your timing in order to have an efficient and effective trip, for instance, you plan to get lost and explore thing on the first day, and then you have to follow your to-do-list on the other day.

Good Luck!

Translated by Shena Fiosa Nofendralova

Source: KOMPAS.com

Editor: Adrianus Adhi
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