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Batu (Indonesian: Kota Batu, stone city) or officially Kota 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). Batu means rock in Indonesian.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Batu in Indonesia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Batu like a local. Tour packages of Batu are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Batu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Batu

    Know the pollution level of Batu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35.53 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.47 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.63 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.84 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.74 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.11 (Very Low)
  • Batu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Batu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Batu.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.57 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.63 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.38 (Low)
  • Living in Batu - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.56 (High)
    • Pollution Index 26.54 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.86 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 28.82 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.07 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Batu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Batu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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