Museum Angkut : Keeping Transportation History Alive

February 1st, 2015 | by TheJourneyMagz
Museum Angkut : Keeping Transportation History Alive
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Malang is the second largest city in East Java province, during the period of Dutch colonization it was a popular destination for European residents. The city is famous for its cool temperature and the surrounding country regions. Tourism industry in Malang has grown rapidly over the years, especially in Batu area. Thanks to various kind of amusement park such as Jawa Timur Park, Batu Night Spectacular, Batu Secret Zoo & Museum Satwa, Eco Green Park and now the latest addition is the Museum Angkut & Movie Star Studio.


Opened on 9 March 2014, Museum Angkut is now a house for more than 300 vehicles. Yes, any kind of transportation you could imagine from traditional to modern, they even display Chrysler Windsor Deluxe which belonged to Indonesia’s former president, Soekarno. A lot of the vehicles were brought directly from their home countries such as Germany, USA, Italy, UK, etc. It’s the first and largest transportation museum in Indonesia (even in South East Asia).

Creatively the vehicles were arranged based on particular theme in each zone, suchas Batavia zone and its old harbour (SundaKelapa) during the Dutch colonial era as well as the old Chinatown in Indonesia or the Gangsters & Broadway Zone that takes visitors to America in late 40s complete with mobster and bank robber diorama with the classic cars. And other interesting zones, such as the Europe Zone and Hollywood & Las Vegas Zone.


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