Follow the Heritage Trail of Medan

Follow the Heritage Trail of Medan

If you are traveling to Medan, one of the routes to take is the heritage trail. For tourist who wants to try al fresco dining in Medan, the main thoroughfare is Kesawan Square. After trying out the local food, check out the prominent building called Tjong A Fie Mansion. The other must see landmark is the Maimoen Palace located at Baru Sub Regency that is very near the Polonia Airport. The highlight of this building is the forty-three wooden masks that were shaped like the horseshoes and the ... [ read more ]

Capital of North Sumatra: Medan

Capital of North Sumatra: Medan

Medan literally means ‘a large place to gather’, so it has been a meeting place for traders or gamblers who come from Stabat, Hamparan Perak, Suka Piring and etc. From just a small village called ‘Medan Putri’ at that time in 1590, it was later acquired by Aceh and Deli Land. It has a great geographic location as it is the meeting point of Babura river and the Deli river. As mentioned by John Andersen in his Edinburg edition of his book ‘Mission to the East Coast of Sumatera’, it... [ read more ]