Malang, a pensioners place
Malang during colonial times, used to be a place where pensioned colonials ( Dutch ) preferred to live, mostly due to the rather cool climate ( compared to other places in Java ). Traces of this can still be found in some of the suburbs where these Dutch used to live in neatly kept houses in green lanes, of which many still exist to date.
After a car trip of 10 hours our driver Iwan dropped us at the Padi City Resort, a cosy and neat hotel very close to the city from which we had the possibility to further arrange our travel by bus to Banyuwangi.
The above picture i made near a school, where traders assembled and were doing business with the schoolkids, who apparently learn to trade very early in life.