Medan is a thriving city, a cultural hub, a culinary heaven and a land of many beautiful natural wonders. A mere 1.5 hours away by flight from Singapore, it forms a quick and unique getaway for many of us.
Lake Toba is Indonesia’s largest volcanic lake, it is a paradise for fun water activities such as kayaking and boating. Samosir Island, situated in the middle of Lake Toba, a 30 mins tuk tuk ferry ride away, is the heart of Batak tribe’s culture and history.
Another nature’s wonder worth checking out is the two-toned Sibolangit Waterfall, this 100m long cascade plunges into a pool of emerald blue water; this insta-worthy breathtaking view is definitely a must for the adventurous!
Medan offers delicacies worth traveling to, some of the highlights are; Lontong, steamed rice in banana leaves, Bihun Bebek, duck vermicelli noodles, Mie Pangsit, quite like our wanton mee and Saksang, a traditional Batak cuisine made from pork.