Today is the 21st Anniversary of Batu! Check out the History

Batu celebrates its 21st anniversary on October 17th, 2022. Batu, which is famous as The City of Apple, has diverse culinary such as Rawon Nguling, Ronde Titoni, Orem-orem, and assorted-flavored fruit chips. 

From the tourist destinations, there are Jawa Timur Park 1, Jawa Timur Park 2, Jawa Timur Park 3, Batu Night Spectacular, Selecta, and many more. The cold air and beautiful landscapes in Batu also become a characteristic of this city. Looking at its uniqueness, do you know how Batu is established?

Initially, Batu was a part of the Malang district until the government established Batu as an autonomous city separate from Malang on October 17th, 2022. Since the 10th century, Batu and its surroundings have been known as a resting place for the royal family because Batu is a mountainous area with comfortable air. It is also supported by the beauty of natural scenery as a characteristic of mountainous areas.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Batu had developed and became a tourist destination, especially for the Dutch. They built resting places and even settled in the Batu area. ( They were so amazed by the sceneries in Batu until they nicknamed Batu with the title “De Klein Switzerland” or “Little Switzerland on the Island of Java”.

Now, Batu is well-known as one of the leading tourist cities in Indonesia. It is a matter of pride for Batu and East Java since it makes people interested to visit Batu and its surrounding area. Happy 21st anniversary to Batu!


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