(Weekly Photo Challenge) : My Hometown, My Happy Place


Malang is located in Eastern part of Java, Indonesia. It’s around 800 km from Jakarta, 300 km from Jogjakarta, 90 km from Surabaya and 400 km from Denpasar, Bali. It’s in the heart of East Java Province and surrounded by mountains. It’s my hometown where I was born and raised up. I passed my happiest and hardest times in this town which is sometimes called Parijs van Oost Java during its heyday.

This photo set shows Malang’s landmark called Alun-Alun Tugu Kucecwara (Undefeateble). Then, it was called Jan Pieterzoon Coen Park and the monument was built in 1946 but bombed during Dutch’s agression in 1947. It was rebuilt and officially opened by Soekarno in 1951, since then it becomes Malang’s landmark.

This is my favourite place when I return home. Sometimes I go with my family, and mostly alone. When I stay there, I just keep silent and looking at the lotus pond. I love my hometown and this is my happy place where I want to be interred one day if my world’s duty is over. (These photo were taken last year, but don’t worry..it’s still great).

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DSC08121Tangerang, 10 October 2015

Bambang Priantono

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Pardi says:

    Malang is one of beautiful city in indonesia, i want visit there. Could you please let me know how much the estimation cost if i would like to use train? I’m now live in jkt area.

    1. Around 400k or more if you take executive

  2. Mabel Kwong says:

    Nice to see your hometown. Your “happy place”. We all need a place like that where we can relax and feel at peace, and feel comfortable with ourselves 😀 How is the weather like there?

    1. It’s cooler than here. Between 20-28 degrees I think, as the city has grown up so fast.

      1. Mabel Kwong says:

        That is quite okay, 30’C. Usually when it gets over 33’C then do I feel it’s hot. So your hometown, not too bad 😀

      2. But for this year, El-Nino gets worst…the temperature is higher than usual and you know la…smokey fog in Sumatera and Kalimantan has reached even to Phuket. It’s worse..:(

      3. Mabel Kwong says:

        Yes, that is terrible 😦 I hope the smoke dies down soon. That is certainly not good for health. Although we had a cold winter this year, spring is very warm this year. So, yes, The El-Nino is well and truly alive this year.

  3. dani says:

    Aaaah! How I mis Malang! 🙂

  4. Apik tenan mas foto-fotonya. Pesona nusantara yang luar biasa

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