The Arema Culture
The Arema is born out of the pride of the citizens of Malang. With the desire to establish themselves as a famous and a high nobility society, the people (especially the teenagers) of Malang participated in all kinds of activities (which includes boxing, rock music and athleticism) to help establish the Malang as one of the famous societies in Indonesia.
Arema is also the name of an Indonesian/Javanese legend, Kebo Arema who is thought to originate from Malang. Due to this fact, “Arema” became a relevant name to be used for the culture and identity of Malang.
Arema is a professional club based in Malang, East Java. Initially the team was born on August 11, 1987 on the basis of the initiative Acub Zaenal, founder of the birth Galatama club, this is called Aremada, which is a combination of local clubs and 86 Malang Arema Fleet. But that name can not be lasting. A few months later changed to Arema 86.