Living In Malang
About Malang Raya
The term Malang Raya covers the area of Malang City (Kota Malang), Batu City (Kota Batu) and Malang Regency (Kabupaten Malang). The area is scattered from the north (85 km from Surabaya) to the south (Hindian Ocean) and from the west and southwest a mountainous area with the peak of Mount Arjuno (3.339 m) and Mount Kawi (2.651 m), to the east a mountainous area with the peak of Mount Semeru (3.676 m) and Mount Bromo (2.392 m). This type of landscape and elevation, results in mild climate with average temperature of 27°C. The day average temperature is 31°C (24-33°C) and the night average temperature is 26°C (22-29°C) which varies between seasons (dry and rainy seasons).
The tropical climate of Malang Raya with significant rainfall throughout the year is a good combination for agriculture. The highland of Batu city and Malang regency produce variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers and has been a major area for tea plantation since the Dutch colonial. The lowland of Malang regency produces rice, corn, cassava and sugarcane. Malang city grows as a centre for trade and industries.