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Indonesia: A Piece of Paradise in Malang

I was born in Malang, east Java and spent some of my childhood in this lovely town. But I've never heard about Goa Cina beach before. Goa Cina roughly means China cave in English. So when my Dad said "Hey, there's a public holiday next week, let's go to Goa Cina" And I was like "Are we going to China ? But Dad, we need to apply the visa, right?" My Dad reaction was "..............." *facepalm*


the hidden paradise

Goa Cina beach is located in, desa Sitiarjo, kecamatan Sumbermanjing Wetan, south Malang. It's 70 kilometres from Malang or about 2 hours drive. It's off the beaten path, so the last 1 km before the beach, please expect a very bumpy ride. There are also some other beach nearby like Tamban beach, Sendang Biru beach and Bajul Mati beach.

I heard that it's called Goa Cina because there was a Chinese monk who was imprisoned in a cave located on the seafront. Long after that someone found his bones and Chinese letters written on the ceiling of the cave along with a bowl. Nowadays some people would stay overnight inside the cave for meditation or to get a lucky number for lottery.




Actually when Dad mentioned that it's close to Sendang Biru beach, I quickly recognise the area. Because when I was a kid, Dad used to take me there every weekend for overnight camping and fishing trip. Yeah, unlike other girls who love to play with dolls or some girly stuffs, I'd rather spending my time outdoor enjoying the nature and wildlife. Thus I don't really have girlfriends to hang out with :p

Goa Cina beach is still considered as hidden beach in Malang. Not too many people know about this gorgeous beach. When I post the picture on Facebook, my friends think it's in Thailand or it's a photoshopped picture. Little did they know that I'm a real dummy in picture editing, lol.
I was there on a public holiday, so there were quite a number of people having picnic there. But during weekdays the beach usually is almost empty like your private beach. What I love about this beach, it's very clean and there's also a camping area if you feel like staying overnight there.

beautiful pinky white sands and clear water

the camping area

don't you feel like jumping into that clear water ?

Indonesia is dangerously beautiful


You might want visit this breathtaking beach when you're in Malang. But please keep this beach clean to preserve its beauty.

53 comments:

  1. Awesome views! indeed...Indonesia is dangerously beautiful ^^

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  2. Mau donk kapan2 ke Malang..TFS yah Deb,... and enjoy Jakarta :)

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    1. Thanks mbak Nat :) Yukkk jalan2 ke Malang. Kalo pas aku disana kan bisa jalan2 bareng :D

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  3. woooww...the hidden paradise...:)
    Banyak bgt tempat wisata cantik di Indonesia yg belum ter'explore..

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    1. iyahhh, banyak banget tempat cantik yang masih menunggu ditemukan :)

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  4. haish.. aku 3 tahun di malang ini pantai baru ktauan skarang.. konyol bgt.. hahahaha.. klo aku cma prnah mancing (kasi makan ikan) d pesisir sendang birunya mbk..hahahaha..

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    1. kamu masih mending, lha aku lahir n gede di Malang juga baru tau kan parah, wakakaka

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    2. Lha, kirain kamu asli Bali Deb...
      Btw, Malang itu punya pantai yang luar biasa yah.
      Sayang sekali ki ga sempat ke Pantai Goa Cina.
      Cuma sempat ke Segara Anakan, Sendang Biru (Sempu).
      Sangat luar biasa sekali pemandangannya.
      Perjalanan menembus hutan lindung terbayar dengan pantainya yang tenang. Really Private Beach.

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    3. Aku asli Malang lho, hihihi. Papaku yang kelahiran Bali.
      Pantai Goa Cina udah deket banget kalo dari Sendang Biru. Lain kali sempetin mampir dech, bagus banget pantainya :)

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  5. Kmrn sempet mau kesini saat mudik ke gresik, tapi apa daya badan ku ancur. Terpaksa 5 hari liburan di rumah aja :(

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    1. waduhhh, paling sebel kalo sakit pas liburan. Next time mesti mampir sini, bagus banget pantainya :)

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  6. Hi Debbzie..
    Never-ever thought that you were born and raised in Malang.. I am Aremanita too, been here since was born :D :D

    Oft hear but haven't touched Goa Cina & Bajul Mati before hehehe locals are used to dream about faraway wonderland while never realised that they actually have a hidden paradise in their hometown.

    Your fabulous pics are still the magnet for people to stay enjoyably here for hours - and yes, I am only one of!! :D
    Look at the sharp color! (red: the blue sky - makes me wanna go to the beach RIGHT NOW *LOL*)
    I don't think you're a dummy-pic-editor though :P
    Just as your blog-line, your pics trully speak a thousand words! :) :)

    p.s: Hehee thank God, the beach didn't welcome you with a heavy rain :D :D (considering the transitional season here in Malang)

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    1. Thanks so much for sticking by my blog, Nur :D
      And yes! I'm a proud kera Ngalam, hohohoho....I always look forward going home to Malang.

      You should visit this beach, my pictures don't do it justice. The real scenery is much more beautiful. Thanks God the weather was perfect when I was there

      Psstt...it's true, I don't master any photo editing skill. I don't even have photoshop program on my computer. Because I like to keep my pictures as real as it is :)

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  7. Breathtaking! Kesana yuk Deb pas gw balik :)
    When I was younger my dad was always taking me for nature trips to places like baturaden, dieng, etc - not much of a stay-at-home-playing-with-dolls type of girls either. Born travellers we are! :D

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    1. Ayo sini pulang Indo, nanti kita jalan2 bareng :D
      Yes, we were born to travel ya Gy, hohoho

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    2. Ajak-ajak yo kalian. Pilih2 hari yang off kuliah gw ya :p

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    3. mari kita tunggu neng Aggy mudik Indo. Hopefully soon :D

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  8. It is a piece of Paradise indeed. The beaches are just stunning! I am thinking of making Malaysia my next travel destination! It's so temping, you are such an evil Debbie!! xx

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    1. You have to visit Indonesia, Agness. We have many hidden gem that waiting to be discovered :D

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  9. Kerennn banget, Deb... Berulang kali ke Malang cuma lihat gunung doank ( Batu ), bayanganku pantai di Malang nggak seindah Yogya - Pacitan dkk...ternyata dugaanku salah.
    Kalo ke sana, ajak-ajak gue ya Deb hehe...

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    1. nahhh....aku aja yang lahir n gede di Malang juga baru tau nih, kakakaka. Yukkkk kapan2 kesana lagi :D

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  10. Pantai yang keren banget, Kak Debbie! xD

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    1. Iya, ini aslinya lebih keren daripada foto. Pas cuaca juga bagus :)

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  11. Harusnya anak-anak perempuan di Indonesia ya harus begini, main bukan sama dodollnya. Tapi traveler wanna be kayak kamu deb. Aku baru sekali ini ke malang (Mau ke bromo), dan belum sempat kemana2 lagi.
    Link post kamu ini sudah di subscibe tentunya dengan keyword #GoaCina

    aaahhh Indonesia ini ga ada habisnya kalo dijelajahi

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    1. Lahhh kok main dodol, hihihihi. Indonesia cantik banget ya :)

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    2. Doll maksude mba yuuu hehe :)

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  12. very intresting. In my toughts, Malang regency is highly associated with highland and cold weather. But here, I found another side of Malang that I did not knew before. Hope that someday when I hit Malang again, I have chance to visit Goa Cina beach, altough... it's far from Malang city.

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    1. It's not that far, less than 2 hours from city center. You should visit it one day, it's very pretty :)

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  13. Ish cantik betul Goa Cina-nya!!

    Tapi sering begitu ya, kita suka ga sadar ada tempat-tempat ciamik dekat dengan rumah kita sendiri.
    Gue baru main ke Kep. Seribu itu setelah kerja. Padahal dari SD tinggal di Jakarta. : ))

    Suka artikelmu ini neng Debb.
    We will never get bored of Indonesia's nature ya. :')

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    1. Bener banget, seringnya kita lebih suka ke tempat yang jauh dan lupa banyak tempat2 indah di sekeliling kita. Mari kita mulai explore yang dekat2, hihihi :)

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  14. Woh arek ngalam to? kirain asli Bali
    nice post, nice pics, kapan² pengen kesini ah

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    1. Asli kera Ngalam iki, hihihi :p

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  15. sudah pernah kesini pas masih kuliah dulu~~ makin cakep aja ni pantai deh :D

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    1. Waduh, aku aja orang asli Malang malah baru2 ini tau ada pantai ini, hihihi

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  16. Wah harus dicek apa ada ombak untuk surfing atau ngga, kalo liat di photonya kayaknya bisa buat surfing :)

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    1. pas itu sih agak tenang ombaknya. Tapi kalo lagi musim ombak gede katanya bahaya juga

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  17. seriusan di malang? oh nooo kayaknya kelewatanya yang ini..besok-besok harus masuk listku saat ke malang ;) makasih infonya kak deb ;)

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    1. iyaaa, aku aja lahir di Malang malah ga tau ada pantai bagus gini, hihihi :p

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  18. Buat referensi lagi kalo jadi ke Malang.. :)

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    1. iyah, mesti mampir sini. Cantik banget pantainya :)

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    2. Yap, terlukis di dalam gambar di atas keindahan pantainya..

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  19. Goa Cina memang awesome place.. objek wisata yang ga kalah serunya dengan pantai pantai lain
    nice post .. salam persahabatan :D

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    1. hai, salam kenal dan happy travels! :)

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  20. keren banget pantainya, semakin yakin deh klo surga tersembunyi di Indonesia itu banyak banget
    segera masukin list deh, mudah2an pertengahan tahun ini bisa liburan ke Malang

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    1. Bener banget, aku aja ga nyangka ada pantai cantik gini di kota kelahiranku :D

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  21. Wah....ternyata bagus dan keren pantai Goa Cina. Bagusan ini dari pada Sendang Biru dan Bale Kambang. Next Vacation kudu ke Goa Cina. Thanks Mbak info nya.

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    1. iyaaaa, ini lebih bagus karena masih bersih. Moga2 bisa kayak gini terus :)

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    2. Iya semoga tetap terjaga kelestariannya. makanya saya harus cepat-cepat ke goa cina sebelum jadi kotor. Hehehehe....

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  22. Jadi ini pantai Goa Cina deket sempu dong ya kak? Kalo ke sini mengarahnya ke sendang biru aja? Nice picturesss :)

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    1. iyah, kak Titiw. Ke arah Sendah Biru ntar ada petunjuk jalan. Banyak pantai cantik di area sini. Yukkkk kapan mau explore? :D

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