Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

MALIOBORO STREET (Jalan Malioboro)

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS PLACE?

MAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
You are going to visit the Main tourism place. The most visited sight in YOGYAKARTA. Probably the most visited sight in INDONESIA.

CLOSE TO BACKPACKER STREET
This place is close to backpacker street such as SOSROWIJAYAN street, DAGEN street, PASAR KEMBANG street etc.

CHEAP
You will found some cheap goods such as clothes, souvenirs, art goods, bags, glasses etc.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site. Such as SULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, VREDEBURG FORTRESS, BERINGHARJO MARKET and CHINESE TOWN.
You can combine to visit these place.

Bussy street:

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Address: Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122

MAP:
HOW TO GET TO THE STREET?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Malioboro halte (halte Malioboro). Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Malioboro shelter (halte Malioboro)
From Tugu Railway Station :
Just take a walk, very close
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Jokteng Wetan halte/shelter
then, please take Route 2B – Stop in Kantor Pos Besar halte/shelter, then take a walk
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Malioboro shelter (halte Malioboro)

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

Street food & musician:

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ENTRY TICKET:
None

OPEN HOURS:
Everyday 10.00 AM – 9.00 PM
Street foods/restaurant open at 6.00 PM – 12.00 PM

Change position:

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MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your cell phone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.
*) Better bring your own tissue

In the night:

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*) Today is forbidden for scooter parking a long the Malioboro street. It is a policy of government to make more space and comfort for tourist walking a long Malioboro street.

HISTORY:

Before it developed into a busy road, Malioboro was a silent road with a tamarind tree increasing on the right as well as left. This road was just passed by people that wished to go to the Royal residence or complicated areas such as Very first Indische first in Yogyakarta, as an example, Loji Besar (Vredeburg Fort), Loji Kecil (area beside the Terrific Hall/Gedung Agung), Loji Kebon (Great Hall/Gedung Agung), as well as Loji Setan (Workplace of the Parliament/DPRD workplace). However the existence of Pasar Gede or Beringharjo Market on the south side and the visibility of Chinese indigenous residential in Ketandan area progressively increased the economic climate in the area. Chinese made Malioboro as its business owner canal, so the field location which was originally based in Beringharjo and Chinatown at some point increased to the north to Stasiun Tugu (Tugu Train Station).

Malioboro quickly turning into the pulse of trade and also shopping mall, a good friend claimed that Malioboro is the infant talk for “mari yok borong (let’s acquire a lot)”. In malioboro you can acquire preferable range of merchandise ranging from attractive accessories, individual mementos, classic batik, gold and also gems to house home appliances. For souvenir fans, Malioboro can be an enjoyable hunting paradise. Walking on the shoulder of the road while bargaining a range of goods offered by street vendors, will be a special encounter. Selection variety of locally made souvenirs like batik, rattan ornament, silver, bamboo handicrafts, natural leather puppets, blangkon, miniature of traditional automobiles, devices, up until essential chains, all can be found easily. If you excel in negotiating, these items could be taken residence with a rather cheap price.

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*) This is perfect place to buy local souvenirs. But, so many of them are typical. The same product.

**) Don’t shy to bargain the price. This is the best place to try your skill to bargain. 😉

SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR MALIOBORO:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Malioboro:

1. Sultan palace.
2. Water castle (Tamansari).
3. Sonobudoyo museum.
4. Vredeburg (fortress & museum).
5. Beringharjo market.
6. Tourist Information Center.
7. Joss coffee (coffee with hot charcoal plunged).

7 thoughts on “MALIOBORO STREET (Jalan Malioboro)

  1. Maria Laura loustalet

    Malioboro street….nice and crowdy walk!!!!.., good prices to get browsing…you have many things to look for…!
    Accommodatión not cheap , so i suggest to stay in Roni s homestay. ( Damai homestsy), amazing and clean space to stay, more cheapest than Mallioboro.

    1. awizul

      Yeah! U’re 100% right bargain hunter or shall I say bargain killer!? 😝😜 Misssed U guys already Maria & Roni! Ice Cream Rojak!!! Damn, I can’t find it anywhere else than at Malioboro st!! 😖😖

      1. kunzyogya Post author

        First seconds you try ice cream Rojak, you didn’t like it.
        But, after melted in your mouth, spoon by spoon, then it’s finished.
        Then, you ask more…Lol. 🙂

  2. awizul

    “Don’t shy to bargain the price. This is the best place to try your skill to bargain. 😉”

    😂😂😂 reminds me of Maria of Argentina

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, for sure.
      Just try to leave the seller and he/she will call you and lower the price.
      It’s easy right? 😉

  3. nin2000

    I think Malioboro now is more attractive. There is special music with angklung and drum, and sometime with singer. Well they can make people stand surround them and watch their atraction.

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