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"Medan: the melting pot of Indonesia" Medan by naibaho

Medan Travel Guide: 258 reviews and 598 photos

where life only live

Medan is weird. The city blocks and layouts are completely a mess. Vehicles don't stop at red lights. People seem to be mostly unfriendly. Yet, you can feel honesty streams in between their daily life. The fighting spirit to get livelihood soars and even beggars are actually a full time worker...and you can meet almost all ethnics of Indonesian here, plus some of international go-goes of Indian and Chinese living next door without a record of riot...unlike in any other of Indonesian city, yes Medan is weird and different.

Death seem to be unrecognized in this town. You can nearly sense their spirits beat the heat of hot air and the speed of vehicles and the curse of the people and you realize they are all here to live and only to live....

Stay for few days and you will understand....

Warmest regards,

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  • In a nutshell:nothing is fake in Medan, but always bargain hard :D
  • Last visit to Medan: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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