MEDAN, THE GATEWAY TO NORTH SUMATRA

The booming city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is an economic hub and commercial centre for the region. This is the largest city in Sumatra Island, whose long been attracting residents from all over Indonesia to come and stay here. Due to these ethnic diversities, Medan are known for scrumptious delectable culinary spots, rich with many flavours. Bolu Meranti is a kind of rolled sponged cake with various butter cream choices that has become one of the famous snacks in town along with Bika Ambon Zulayka. Medan is also one busy metropolis, so you’ll need to be patient with some traffic jams. Noisy minibuses and becak compete with taxis and motorbikes for space and action through the crowds and heat.

Visit the Maimoon Palace to witness a glimpse of the royal heritage. Retreat to the soothing ambiance of the highlands to visit Lake Toba and the Samosir Island. Berastagi, famous for abundant fruits and flowers, is also the place to visit near Medan. Taste the Durian fruit or cake and the sweet passionfruit known as Markisa, that also comes in syrup bottles to mix as beverages. Visit the local market and splurge on many kinds of fresh picked local products. Find your way to amazing waterfalls and hot water springs to unwind.

Get Here

The city of Medan will welcome you who travel by air at the Kualanamu International Airport (KNO). Located in the Deli Serdang Regency, about 2 hours drive from Medan. The new Airport  was  opened in 2013 to replace the 85 years old Polonia Airport, that was getting too close to the city.
You can also get to Medan by sea  from Penang (Malaysia). Passenger  ships also operate  between Medan and Jakarta.

Get Around

In Medan you can choose public bus, taxi or becak to get around. The local minibuses or Sudako are basic and cheap. Only use these if you have a bit of Bahasa Indonesian up your sleeve so you wont miss your destination stop.
The noisy becak is a tiny two stroke engine vehicle which is a cheap, though often nerve wrecking way to get around. Agreed on a price with the driver before you get in. 
Taxi’s are a cheap and convenient way to get around. Make sure you use a metered cab or if not, make agreement on your destination and price before getting in.

Where To Stay

JW Marriott Hotel offers stunning views of Medan city from it’s open air swimming pool deck. The modern accommodation is superbly strategic for visitors to go around the city’s main attractions. Free shuttle to one of Medan’s biggest shopping mall are also available to make your stay even more complete.
Address           : Jln. Putri Hijau no. 10, Medan 20111, Indonesia
Phone              : +1 844-631-0595


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