Kampung Alam Malon in Semarang City, Central Java Province
Located in Gunung Pati Sub-District, there is a famous vacation spot called Kampung Alam Malon. As the name suggests, it resides in Malon Village and belongs to Semarang Regency. Unlike regular villages, this one is the home of many Batik fabric makers. No wonder, tourists can either watch the making process of such beautiful fabrics or buy them at an affordable price. If they are lucky enough, they can even learn how to make one (with the lesson given by villagers). Another allure is the beauty of the village itself, featuring lots of natural attractions and interesting spots to conduct photography.
In terms of nuance, Malon Village feels so peaceful due to its secluded location. Despite the fact, the locals live happily and they have some artistic talents especially in making Batik fabrics. Once reaching the site, tourists may see the gate right away. Even it comes with Batik paintings on the walls! Thus, do not forget to take photos in front of the gate later. The next noticeable thing is none other than the villagers. They are both friendly and cheerful! Even though they live in a traditional village, they have adapted to a modern way of living. This explains why they are able to use smartphones and other gadgets without problems.
Exploring Kampung Alam Malon
The first allure in Malon Village is the warmth and friendliness of villagers. Have no worries. As for foreigners, they can approach the locals with the help of a tour guide. Not only tourists can talk and hang out with villagers, but they are allowed to join any activities done by those people. They have several fun traditional games, after all. It would be fun to play those games with the locals. This atmosphere can’t be found in modern cities, no?
After getting along with villagers, tourists can find some good places to eat local dishes. For the information, the most famous traditional cuisine of the village is called Sate Krembis. In terms of appearance, it is similar to regular skewers. The only difference is related to the ingredients. This one includes chicken bits, Tempe, and sticky rice. Aside from such delicious food, the village also has a traditional drink called Wedang Malon. It is warm and delicious! The taste is unique as it includes lots of natural ingredients and herbs including ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, young coconuts, pandanus, and much more! Sometimes, it even comes with milk!
Another allure in Malon Village is the local activity, which is Batik fabric making. These people work at home and make those beautiful fabrics naturally. As for tourists, they are allowed to watch the process and learn how to make one directly. Later, they can even buy some fabrics as a souvenir. On top of that, the price is way cheaper than those of the commercial shops.
- Watu Gunung
- Ngrembel Asri
How to Get There
For those visiting Kampung Alam Malon, they can take any local transportation service from Ahmad Yani International Airport and head to Gunungpati Sub-District right away. As for the best route, it is indeed Raya Manyaran – Gunungpati Street. For the information, the distance is 16 km so the trip takes approximately 33 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Joglo Java Villa
- Balemong Resort