Batu is a city located in East Java Province of Indonesia. It is situated about 20 km to the northwest of Malang. Formerly, it was a part of Malang Regency; but in 2001, Batu became an independent city legalized by Act No. 11 of 2001, when it became an independent municipal city with its own mayor and council.
A population of 190,000 people, it lies on the southern slopes of Gunung Welirang. Its population largely consists of Javanese. The town used to be a recreation place for the Dutch colonial officers in the Dutch colonial area (before 1945).
A historic colonial-style hotel is the Kartika Wijaya, founded in 1891 by the Sarkies Brothers.
The city is divided into three districts (kecamatan): Batu, Bumiaji, and Junrejo. The districts are further subdivided into 24 villages (kelurahan).
The name of the villages are:
Oro - Oro Ombo RO
There are several mountains in Batu:
Mount Anjasmoro (2277 m)
Mount Arjuno (3339 m)
Mount Kawi (2651 m)
Mount Panderman (2040 m)
Mount Welirang (2156 m)
Batu is well known by its tourism. Some of the tourist spots are:
Cuban Rondo: waterfall
Jatim Park (Jawa Timur Park): a place for learning and playing.
Selecta: pool and garden.
BNS: Batu Night Spectacular
Eco Green Park