Malang is a city in East Java.
Malang is the second largest city in East Java with a rapidly growing population of about 1.2 million. This is a city of great historical significance. The oldest existing record of Malang as a regency is from the 8th century, when the Dinoyo I inscription describes it as the seat of government of a kingdom called Kanjuruhan. In the 13th century, the region again became the center of power, when the city of Tumapel (also called Singhasari) was the capital of the kingdom of Java. The city officially became part of the Javanese Mataram kingdom in the 17th century, and came under Dutch colonial rule in the 18th century. Unsurprisingly given that history, there are several interesting Hindu relics in this area. The city quickly became very popular with the Dutch due to its cool climate, very attractive rural surrounds and easy reach from the main trading port city of Surabaya.