Malang City, like other cities in Indonesia, generally only grew and developed after the presence of the Dutch colonial government. Public facilities are planned in such a way as to meet the needs of Dutch families. That discriminatory impression still lingers today. For example Ijen Boulevard in the surrounding area. only enjoyed by Dutch and other European families, while the natives had to be satisfied living in the suburbs with inadequate facilities. The area is now like a monument that holds mystery and often invites Dutch families who once lived there to reminisce.


In 1879, Malang City started operating trains and since then Malang City has been growing rapidly. The various needs of the community are increasing, especially for space to carry out various activities. As a result, there was a change in land use, areas that emerged unfettered. Changes in land use are experiencing very rapid changes in housing, such as from agricultural functions to industrial ones.


In line with the developments mentioned above, the urbanization of housing continues and the needs of the community will increase beyond the government's capacity, while the level of urban economy is very limited, which in turn will result in the construction of illegal housing which generally develops around trading areas, along the highways. green, around rivers, railroads and lands that are considered no man's land. After a while, the area became a settlement, and degradation of the quality of the environment began to occur, with all its innate impacts. These symptoms tend to continue to increase, and it is hard to imagine what would have happened had the problem been ignored.


Glimpse of Government History


Malang is a Kingdom embedded in the Dinoyo region, with its king Gajayana.

In 1767 the Company entered the City

In 1821 the position of the Dutch government was centered around the Brantas river

In 1824 Malang had a Resident Assistant

In 1882 the houses in the western part of the City were erected and the Town Square was built.

April 1, 1914 Malang was designated as a Municipality

March 8, 1942 Malang was occupied by the Japanese

September 21, 1945 Malang entered the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia

22 July 1947 Malang is occupied

March 2, 1947 The Government of the Republic of Indonesia re-entered Malang City.

January 1, 2001, became Malang City Government


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