The city is situated in a mountainous area only two hours from Surabaya. Malang started out as a small provincial town but soon grew with the arrival of the Dutch during their Colonial Governmental rule over most of Indonesia. During the Dutch colonial period, it was a popular destination for European residents. People in East Java sometimes and it was at this time when the city earned the nickname “the Paris of East Java.” When you are teaching English in Malang, you will be able to enjoy a mesmerising city with well-planned parks, a huge central market, big villas, abundant trees and old Dutch architecture.
Malang has the casual air of a country town and is well located for visits to Bali and the south coast of Java. The surrounding countryside is dotted with well-preserved temples and the splendour of the Semeru Bromo Tengger National Park. Malang is also known as an educational centre, as many good universities and schools are located here. Many parents around Indonesia send their children to be educated in Malang.