"Sharrie's Medan Quencher" Medan by Sharrie
Medan Travel Guide: 248 reviews and 582 photos
MEDAN is my birthplace. It is a place where my childhood was the greatest - one which any child could ever wished for. It's where I was spoilt rotten & "wielded" a great deal of power even as a kid! Amazingly unbelievable! LOL... Naturally, I love it here :-D
Medan is not a touristy place though... it's where tourists only stay for a night or so before proceeding to Danau Toba (Lake Toba) for the more scenic landscapes. However, Medan, though not as big as Jakarta, is a major trading center in Indonesia. You probably wouldn't ever imagined the amount & size of business deals that are conducted within the small shophouses. Merchants from Medan are said to be very astute & it's well known that when dealing with the Medan people, never never ever take them for fools ;-) This is somewhat akin to dealing with the Shanghainese in China!
Having said that, Medan people are very friendly & it's only in Medan where you'll find Chinese speaking a chinese dialect, ie. Fujian. I think there probably are some Chinese-speaking Chinese in Surabaya as well. But in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, it's not easy to find Chinese-speaking Chinese. This is the Chinese-speaking capital of Indonesia.
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