SABS Conference 2018

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SABS conference in 2018.  Please reserve these dates on your calendar.

Dates16-20 July 2018 – with arrival on the 16th and departure on the 20th.

Sekolah Tinggi Filsafat Teologi (STFT) Widya Sasana
Jalan Terusan Rajabasa No. 2
Malang 65146
East Java, Indonesia

Theme: Bible and Empire in Asia: Past and Present.

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Travel to Malang

Direct International Flights to Surabaya (Juanda International Airport)

There are direct flights from Singapore (Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, JetStar), Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines), Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific), Johor Bahru (Air Asia), Penang (Air Asia) and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (Royal Brunei).

There are also flights from various cities in mainland Southeast Asia to Surabaya (Scoot, Sriwijaya, JetStar, Lion, CitiLink, Malaysia Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines with 1 to 2 transits).

The local committee will arrange the transport from the Surabaya Airport to the conference venue in Malang.

In addition, you may want to consider flying from Singapore to Malang (Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport) by Garuda Indonesia with 1 transit in Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport).

Domestic Flights from the Indonesian capital Jakarta:

There are 7 daily flights from Jakarta to Malang (CitiLink, Garuda, Lion, Sriwijaya), and the last departure from Jakarta is at noon. The flight fare depends on the airlines and the time of departure. It ranges from USD 55.00 to 100.00.

The local committee will arrange the transport from the Malang Airport to the conference venue.

Otherwise, there is also a meter taxi service that usually takes around 45 minutes to the venue (the current fare is USD 15.00/one way).


Rumah Retret St Maria Magdalena Postel (Jalan Jayagiri No 20, Malang 65146) is a retreat house that can accommodate around 110 people (each room has twin beds).

For those who prefer to stay in a guest house or a hotel, you have the following options (see also the attached files for the three guest houses):

  • Armyn — approximately USD 19 – 29 a night (guest house)
  • Enny’s — approximately USD 13 – 30 a night (guest house)
  • Fendi’s — approximately USD 26 – 44 a night (guest house)
  • Savana — approximately from USD 31 a night (hotel)

Please book through the local committee.