Batu city is located in 800 meters above sea level, with cold temperature 17-25,6 degree of Celsius. Batu city is an area in East Java that surrounded by mountains. Geographically, Batu is tropic area. The potencies of this area are coming from the agro product properties, fruits, vegetables, mountain panorama and the hills. When the visitors enter to Batu city, the fresh mountain air has welcomed us.
Batu has explored its effort to show its tourism nature potency. The alternative that had done is warm pool Cangar, have corrected and renovated. Meanwhile, the other places as the alternative of new tourism also start to pop out, they are; Jatim Park, Selecta, Songgoriti, Agro tourism, Coban Rondo waterfall, Mount Panderman, Mount Arjuno, Mount Welirang, Mount Ukir, Mount Banyak.
Batu City is the main tourism object for domestic and foreign tourists. There are many tourism objects in Batu that become the dream object for those visitors, especially its mountain tour. To support those tourism objects, Batu has facilitated with hotels, inns, villas and the other lodges, which has mountain nuance. Beside that, Batu city also called as “Batu City A Millions Beauty”.
Beside as tourism city, Batu City has many kinds of art culture, both art and tradisional culture, such as; Kuda Lumping (Horse Dance), Campursari (Javanese Music), etc. Batu is also known as agro city area and artist city, because it has many art and painting galleries.
Batu city also produces apples, vegetables, and garlic.
AGRO KUSUMA TOURISM
Agro Kusuma tourism is located in Ngaglik village, Batu district. One stop shooping service has implemented in Agro Kusuma Tourism. The unforgettable experience can found here after visiting apple plantation, flower, coffee, strawberry, and hydroponics vegetables (non- insecticide).
Agro tourism, which has supported by fancy hotels, lies in 17-acre plantation. This tourism object allows the visitors to pluck apple directly from tree. We just meet this interesting activity in Agro Kusuma tourism. You can pick the apples and oranges in the plantation area and tasted them. Feel the fresh and health fruit from its tree.
You may see the process of drying the coffee, or buy vegetables, which can cook soon. Since the plantation is wide, it can use for jogging, bicycling, playground and riding a horse. Besides, it has a mini zoo, camping ground, and swimming pool. Do not forget, before leaving Kusuma Agro Batu, you can buy souvenirs of its products, including; jenang, apple vinegar, and orange. We also able to enjoy various food products of Batu city, such as; apples, jamb, brem apple and strawberry.
Agro Kusuma tourism is facilitated with mini zoo, green house, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, warm swimming pool, badminton hall, tennis court, volley field, etc.
East Java (Jatim) Park is located in Jl. Kartika 2 Batu offers recreation tourism of new entertainment amusement for all level. It begins from children, finite adolescent until grandmother and grandfather. Of course, this tourism object has drawn up as family tour area in East Java. To get to the location, is not too difficult, because, the object only 2, 5 kilos meters from Batu city. This tourism object is about 22 hectares width with 850 meters height to sea level, save the multifarious knowledge, and recreation area with various supporting facilities for having relax.
Jatim Park may have said as the different tourism object in East Java province, besides offering a recreation place and study center, we will get many kind new knowledge. Jatim Park has at least 36 kinds of facilities which able to be enjoyed visitor. Before enjoy all supporting facilities for recreation area, the visitors will find an interesting view of ‘Galeri Nusantara’. Then stepped into ‘Taman Sejarah’, which contained of miniature temple in East Java like Sumberawan temple (Singosari- Malang regency), customhouse of Kiai Hasan Besari Ponorogo and Sumberawan Statue.
The other facility which able to be enjoyed is ‘Agro Park’ presenting crop and rareness fruits, animal diorama, which consists of unique animals that have been conserved, supporting games (bowling, throw ball, scooter disco), Ken Dedes and Ken Arok food centre, etc.
Jatim Park is suitable for family recreation. The recreation area sites here offer unforgettable tour and can used as alternative media of study for your children.
Cangar tourism is located in Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. Cangar is the other place of mountain tourism. Cangar also has a hot spring pool with temperature of 30 C – 40 C. This pool is also able to cure skin diseases. The visitors will enjoy the nature scenery around it.
Cangar tourism has some tourism facilities that will make all visitors comfortable to visit this tourism area, they are; nature tourism, camping ground, hot spring pool, research forest, hall, etc.
Japan Cave Of Cangar
Japan Cave is located in Cangar tourism complex, Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. This cave is the heritage of Japan, when Japan colonized Indonesia. It supposed as defense area and logistic supplier of Japan in their colonization.
Japan cave has 12 meters length and stay along Cangar complex, but we can enter it in a few little because some of the caves are piles of ground.
Selecta is one of interesting tourism object in Batu that crowded by many visitors. It is located in Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district, about 13 km from the city. Selecta is tourism object that offering the ruthless of air with about 20ha width. This place has swimming pool facility, flowerbed, hotel, restaurant, and playground.
Selecta built in 1928 by a Dutch named Reyter Dewild. It resides in dale with height of 1100 m dpl. The temperature is 17 C. In this tourism area, there is Bima Sakti Hotel, which has healthy center and resort of the first Indonesia President Soekarno and Moh. Hatta that used to applied the country conception.
Selecta has various supporting facilities of tourism object, for example swimming pool, restaurants, wide parking area, security, fruits market, Musholla, tennis court, playground, etc. From those points, Selecta has become favorite recreation place for family recreation, picnic activity, refreshing, etc. This area always visited by a lot of tourist to enjoy their holiday and do many recreation activities, such as; swimming, walking around, etc.
Songgoriti is located in Songgokerto village, Batu district, under the hillside of Mount Panderman and has a hot spring pool. There is temple Songgoriti and Ganesha Statue as the empire omission of Singosari and Dutch era. Songgoriti Temple is located in a dale dissociating between mountainsides of Arjuna with mountainside of Kawi. This temple has built with a hot spring, which had believed able to heal various diseases. Seen from its simple architecture style, this temple classified as eldest temple in Central Java and the decoration described Central Java manner.
Songgoriti tourism object is surrounded by nature scenery, so that it has fresh and cool air. This object is very interesting for anyone who wants to walk around for having relaxed or feel the real nature nuance.
Supo Temple Songgoriti
Supo Temple is located in Songgoriti sub-village, Songgoriti village, Batu district. This old temple is located in Songgoriti tourism area and often visited by many tourists. Supo Temple is a heritage temple of mojopahit and believed by society around as place to wash heirloom thousands years ago. It is facilitated with; warm pool, swimming pool, hotels, villas, flower kiosk, souvenir shop, etc.
Mount Banyak is located in Songgokerto village, Batu district. Mount Banyak also has beautiful natural scenery. This mount is tourism object that being applied for unique sport called ‘Paralayang’ or ‘Gantole’ and down hill sport. Paralayang sport is free flying sport just like a bird. It is free natural sport. This sport is only done on hill and mountain. The athletes have to used wind to fly and enjoy the free air. The ordinary performed event or paralayang champion both international and national storey is often held in Mount Banyak.
Mount Banyak is facilitated with resting place and Paralayang bases. You will enjoy the beautiful nature scenery in Mount Banyak and also meet with some Paralayang athletes. If you interesting to try this sport, the guide will accompany you and feel the nature adventure here.
Mount Panderman is located in Toyomerto sub-village, Songgokerto village, Batu district. Panderman is very famous as hiking and camping tourism object. Hence, this place has become a favorite tourism object for the nature lovers and adventurer.
If you can reach the top of mount Panderman, you can see beautiful nature scenery and also see Batu and Malang city from the top. Beside that, there is also a flower center with its various plants. Through Sidomulyo Street, we can meet many kinds of flower shops.
Mount Panderman is facilitated with security post, path, posts, coffee kiosk, camping ground, etc. Enjoy the real nature life in Mount Panderman and feel the cool air here.
COBAN TALUN WATERFALL
Coban Talun Waterfall tourism is located in Junggo sub-village, Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. The waterfall is lying between the big stones. The big rock of white stone have predominate the contents of river. In the waterfall base there is superficial pool water what overflows pool.
Coban Talun waterfall is surrounded by forest and cool mountain. Because of the natural beauty, this area often used as camping ground area. This camping ground is located in one area with Coban Talun waterfall. The natural and cold area, make many visitors, either from education world and public, interesting to visit this camping. But the visitors should have fit stamina to reach the location, because the path is sloping way.
Japan Cave Of Coban Talun
A Cave that has 5 meters depth is located in Coban Talun area, not far from its pool. It is located in Junggo sub-village, Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. This cave has unique structure; looks like letter ‘T’.
COBAN RAIS WATERFALL
Coban Rais waterfall is located in Dresel sub-village, Oro-Oro Ombo village, Batu district. It is facilitated with waterfall tourism, camping ground, and wide parking area.
Coban Rais is one of waterfall tourism in Batu city. To reach this location, the visitors must pass sloping path, forest path, and go along river, about 30 minutes. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful panorama of Batu city.
Coban Rais is also often used as camping area, supports with 20 meters height waterfall and nature nuance. Morning day is the best time to visit this tourism object. The visitors can get many nature gifts here.
CAMPING GROUND AREA
– Brantas Camping Ground Area
Brantas camping ground has cool air and clean environment that make this tourism object very interesting to become camping ground area.
– Raden Suryo Camping Ground Area
Raden Suryo camping ground is located in Sumberbrantas sub-village, Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. It is facilitated with wide camping ground area, parking area, security, Mushola, food kiosks, etc.
This camping ground area is very suitable for camping activity and any research of forestry or agriculture. It also supported with beautiful nature scenery and mount Arjuno slope that produced hot spring.
Then, the visitors can try those camping ground and compared the comfortable camping ground, Brantas and Raden Suryo camping ground.
The Town Square
The Town Square is also called as a thousands flowers town square. It located in Jl. Gajahmada, Sisir village, Batu district. It has city park, mall, souvenirs center and public festival. The location is very strategic, because it stays in the center of Batu city, precisely beside ‘Tugu Apel’ (Apel Monument). It is the center of economic activity, recreation and culinary tourism in night day.
This recreation area is very crowded by visitors who want to spend their weekend day and enjoy the nuance of Batu city nuance.
Not far from the town square, there is water source with nature and field panorama around it. It is located in Torong sub-village, Sisir village, Batu district. This area is original and the real nature scenery that has fresh and cool air.
Batu city is cold and comfortable city, which has many Punten orchids farmers. It is located in Punten village, Bumiaji district. For stock needed of orchids, Punten has a lot of stock for out Batu area market, including Malang and the other area.
Beside orchid flowers, Punten village also produces accessories flowers that often distribute to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang and even abroad. The other village that produces accessories flowers is Bulukerto village, Bumiaji district.
Beside known as apple producer, Batu city is also famous with accessories flowers. If we go tour to Batu city, we can get many collections of flowers. It is very attractive for the collector of flowers and orchid.
Green House (Plantation)
Batu city as agro business area has developed with its plantation products in high quality. For the example, Batu city has a Green House that located in Pendem village, Junrejo district. This Green House produces various plantation products and has exported to Japan.
Rose (Holland, Singapore, India)
Rose flower from Batu city is very famous. The location of this flower growth is Gunungsari village, Bumiaji district. There is Rose agri culture here. The Rose is divided into three class, they are; Holland Rose, Singapore Rose, and India Rose. The capacity of flowers that produced is 3000 – 4000 stalk each day. It is also available in vases. The market area for this flower, including Bali, Medan and Jakarta.
ART AND CRAFTS
It is located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district. This statue handicraft industry has business relationship with Japan. It also has exported to many countries in the world and local area, such as; Malang, Surabaya, etc. This statue handicraft has different price, depend on its form and size.
Beside known as Apple city, Batu city is also famous with its furniture. Antique furniture industry is located in Pandanrejo village, Bumiaji district. That furniture often sends to Bali, Malang and even Malaysia. In Bali, this furniture is used for traditional ceremony.
Iron Handicraft (Gong And Agriculture Tools)
Iron handicraft industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district. The famous iron handicrafts made by Batu are gong (one of Javanese music instrument) handicraft and agriculture tools. Although used manual tools, this industry able to produce 25 – 30 spades each days. Beside that, this handicraft industry able to compete in international market and often gets some orders from Netherland, German and Australia.
Cobek is a small earthen bowl cup, which usually used for crush some ingredients. This industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district, Batu. The prices usually depend on the form and sizes. It common sends to Jember, Lumajang, Bondowoso, Banyuwangi and also the other area out to Java. The main material took from Blitar and Gunung Ngantang.
Wooden Handicraft (Househoold)
The other handicraft in Batu city is wooden handicraft of households, including rice scup, spatula, etc. It is located in Junrejo and Beji village, Junrejo district. There are many handcrafter here who able to produce about 2000 product.
Wijaya Wood Handicraft
This wooden handicraft home industry is located in Mojorejo village, Junrejo district. This wooden handicraft is made of Wijaya wood and has exported to some countries, including; Japan and Korea.
The products including; children miniature, school equipment for kindergarten, etc. The local buyers are also often order this wooden handicraft as their design.
Beside as tourism city, Batu is also known as home industry city. It is located in Beji village, Junrejo district. There are various handicrafts that usually sold as souvenirs. Beji village able to produced 25 kinds of handicrafts.
Plastic Handicraft Industry
This plastic home industry is located in Junrejo village, Junrejo district, Batu. There are many employers here and most of them are the members of society around. This industry is able to produce 2000 plastic bag each day. Bag plastic is handicraft product that always needed by people. These products even send to other countries.
Stove handicraft is one of handicraft products of home industry that located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district, Batu city. Stove is useful household that often ordered by many customers. This stove handmade has distributed to many cities in Indonesia, including; Medan, Maumere and Lampung.
Today, Brass handicraft is the rareness product in our society. But Batu city still has brass craftsmen and produce brass product as consumers needs. This home industry is located in Dadaprejo village, Junrejo district. The producer is able to supply brass handicraft based on the consumer’s order. This brass handicraft is delivery product and the consumers can order any design as they want.
Apple Plantation Village
This Apple Plantation village is located in Sidomulyo village. This village offers wide Apple plantation that has fresh and health apple from the trees. The visitors allow to pluck the apples directly and try to enjoy the fresh air of apple plantation. The village tourism is facilitated with some lodges and some beautiful fishes.
Exotic Vegetables Village
The vegetables village is located in Pandanrejo village, Girinpuro village and Tulungrejo village, Bumiaji district. The visitors will meet many fresh vegetables here and they able to buy them. There are many kinds of fresh vegetables here, including; broccoli, kailan, lektus, baby beans, carrot, cabbage, etc.
When the visitors enter Pandanrejo village, Bumiaji district, then they will astonished with many beautiful flowers. The visitors will find natural flowers and allow buying. It is located in Pandanrejo village, Bumiaji district.
SPECIAL FOOD OF BATU
Cincao is food material that usually used for make ice, kolak, etc. The producer of Cincao is located in Tlekung village, Junrejo district. In rainy season, the producer able to produce 60 tins a day. In dry season it able to produce 200 tins with 20 liter for 1 tin.
Apple Vinegar of Wukir Sari
Known as Apple city, Batu use Apple to make vinegar. The women in Temas village, Batu district try to produce vinegar, using Apple as main material. The fresh vinegar with Apple aroma, titled Wukir Sari. This vinegar has certificate of Health Department of Batu city.
Dodol Apel is the special food of Batu city. This cake is made in Bumiaji village, Bumiaji district. The special characteristic of Dodol Apel is made of original Apple fruit. The producer has able to produce 600 – 700 box in 15 days. The cake has distributed to many shop in Batu and also to other cities, such as Malang and East Kalimantan.
If you visit Batu, you can buy this Dodol Apple for souvenir for your family.
White Oyster Mushroom
Oyster Mushroom looks like skin shell that has high protein (19-35%), higher than rice and milk. Beside that, this Mushroom consists of (7,4-27,6%) fiber and low fat. The plantation of white Oyster Mushroom is located in Pesanggrahan village, Batu district and Sumbergondo village, Bumiaji district. This is health food and able to solve your health problem. There are many people like to consume this mushroom, especially for hotels in Batu and Malang. Beside white color, the Oyster Mushroom is also available in brown and yellow color. The Oyster Mushroom is able to produce 10 – 15 kg a day.
The other special food of Batu is Apple chips that made of Apple fruit. This snack has known by many tourists who had visit Batu city. It is very delicious snack which suitable for souvenirs.
Beside Apple as the main material, Batu city also present another chips that made of potatoes, nangka, banana, cassava, tempe, etc.
Those chips are the main product of Batu.
The other Apple metamorphosis is Apple beverage. There are many home industries in Batu that produce this Apple beverage, one of beverage product with Apple taste. They able to produce 70 boxes, 1 box consist of 24 bottles, in a day.
This product has health certificate from Health Department of Batu Government. Try to buy Apple beverage from Batu city and tasted its original and fresh taste of Apple. For the retailers or distributors who want to sell this product are welcomed.