Malang football (soccer for us folks in the U.S.) is quite big here in Malang, Indonesia. Are you going to Indonesia for your next vacation? Do not forget to stop in Malang, a city in East Java, Indonesia. Malang is famous for its beautiful nature. In addition, Malang is also known for its reliable football (soccer) club, called Arema Cronus (Arema) which is also known as the “Singo Edan.” Arema is one of the biggest football clubs in Indonesia. It has become an icon to the citizens of Malang, as Arema’s symbol, the lion, can be found on almost every corner of the city.
The name “Arema” comes from the Harsawijaya song, which tells the story of “Patih Kebo Arema.” Patih Kebo Arema defeated the rebels in the kingdom of Singosari, and became a political buffer for the king. So in 1980, the citizens of Malang began using “Arema” as their nickname. Arema is an abbreviation of “Arek Malang.”
The Arema football club was established on August 11, 1987 by “Lucky Acub Zaenal”, better known as “Sam Ikul.” Arema usually competes in the Kanjuruhan and Gajayana Stadium. Malang also has another football club, Persema.
Male fans of Arema are called Aremania and female fans are called Aremanita. Aremania is not included in the organizational structure of the Football Association of Arema Malang, but stands alone. Aremania are the most loyal supporters in Indonesia.
If you are a soccer fan and visit Malang, be sure to visit the places that sell Arema accessories
Here are several places that sell Arema paraphernalia:
- Ultras Malang : Trunojoyo street no 33, Malang
- Arema Old City : Gadang street no 9, Malang
Arema Cronus is one of Indonesia’s best football teams. Suharno (Arema’s coach) brought Arema to the ISL matches and took them to the top of the rankings, with a total score of 35 points. This proves that Arema Cronus is a tough football team.
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