The thriving city of Medan, capital of North Sumatra, is the region’s economic hub and trade center. This is the largest city on the island of Sumatra, which has long attracted many people from all over Indonesia to come and live here. Due to different ethnic groups, Medan is known for its delicious culinary spots, rich in many flavors. Bolu Meranti is a kind of rolled sponge cake with different choices of butter that has become one of the famous snacks along with Bika Ambon Zulayka. Medan is also one of the busy metropolises, so be patient with traffic jams. Noisy minibuses and becak along with taxis and motorbikes in a room make it overcrowded and hot.
Visit Maimoon Palace to get a glimpse of the kingdom’s heritage. A trip to the soothing atmosphere of the highlands such as Toba lake and the Samosir island, Berastagi known for the many fruits and flowers, are also places to visit near Medan. Taste the Durian fruit or cake and the sweet passion fruit known as Markisa, which is sold in syrup bottles as a mix to make drinks. Visit the local market and enjoy the many types of fresh local products. Find your way to impressive waterfalls and warm spring water to relax.