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Maimoon Palace Medan

One of the recommended landmarks to visit while in Medan, Maimoon Palace or Istana Maimoon (sometimes spelt as Maimoen) is a beautiful and distinctive palace built by Sultan Ma'mun Al-Rashid Perkasa Alam in 1888. Located in the centre of the Deli Kingdom, the Sultan's son later developed the adjacent land into what we know as Medan ... continue reading »

Tomb of King Sidabutar, Tomok

Dec 29, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
tomb of King Sidabutar

One of the nearby attractions in the area of Lake Toba (Danau Toba) is the cemetery complex of the Batak King, King Sidabutar. Located in the village of Tomok on Samosir Island, it is just a short walk from the jetty, lined all along the way with vendors offering all sorts of local souvenirs. Before stepping ... continue reading »

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is known as Danau Toba in Indonesia. Located somewhere in the middle of the northern part of Sumatra, it is about five hours drive by road from Medan, the capital of the province. This super crater lake is a result of a volcanic eruption many thousands of years ago, and is known as the ... continue reading »

Toledo Inn Lake Toba

It was a long journey to arrive at Toledo Inn I from Kuala Namu International Airport. Although the distance was nearby, we had to travel along a dark and narrow road with heavy traffic, and took a 40-minute boat ride across Lake Toba to Samosir Island. Toledo Inn I has a smaller, sister resort by the ... continue reading »

Rumah Makan Simpang Tiga

If you live in Ipoh like me, you would be familiar with the name, or even the menu of Restoran Simpang Tiga, the Medanese restaurant located in Greentown. Coincidentally, during my recent trip to Medan at the invitation of YOU Wings to join their maiden flight from Ipoh to the Indonesian city in the North Sumatran ... continue reading »

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