On Christmas day, I flew solo to Medan. A city where both my parents were born. My mom’s brothers and their children are still living there. I’m here to attend my cousin’s wedding this Sunday. Quite excited to explore Medan in six days after 12 years.
After 2.5 hours flight from Jakarta, I landed at Kuala Namu International Airport. A new airport substituting Polonia Airport. My my… I was enchanted by its modern design, simply the best in Indonesia right now.
After collecting my luggage, My cousins brought me to have lunch (I was starving) in Gumarang Restaurant. They serve Minang (Padang) food. And while I was there, it was never empty. There's always customers waiting to be seated. It's very popular here and their fried chicken is very recommended. But I love all the food on my table.
I went to visit my uncles and aunts afterwards. No doubt that Christmas is best spent with family, especially after not seeing each other for so so long. I’m glad to see them again.
Later at the evening, we went to Selat Panjang. It’s basically an alley that filled with food seller (from noodles, satay and many kinds of local cakes). If you like to eat, Medan is a good place for you. I remember that as a kid, when I visited Medan, I always gained 2 kg in a week. It’s always an eating business when you’re in Medan.
I really had a Merry Christmas. Haha.
Merry Belated Christmas folks,
Ps: I fulfilled my dream to visit this famous mosque, Masjid Raya Medan. Its architechture boasts Middle East, Indian and Spanish style. Built by Dutch architech and contractor, by the order of Sultan in 1906. Parts of the mosque’s interior was imported from China, Germany, France and Italy.