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Medan – 10 metropolitan cities in Indonesia

Written By Gomgom Freddy Situmorang on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 10:36 AM

Medan is the capital of North Sumatra province, Indonesia. The city is the third largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta and Surabaya. Medan city has an area of 26 510 hectares (265.10 square kilometers) or 3.6% of the whole region of North Sumatera. Thus, compared to districts other, Medan has a relatively small area with a relatively large population. Medan city geographically located between 3 ° 30th ‘- 3 ° 43′ north latitude and 1998 ° 35 ‘- 98 ° 44th’ east longitude. For the topography of the city of Medan tend to tilt to the north and located at a height of 2.5 to 37.5 meters above sea level.

Medan was founded by Guru Patimpus Sembiring Pelawi in the year 1590. John Anderson, the first European to visit the Deli in the year 1833 to find a village called Medan. This village has a population of 200 people and declared as a place of residence of the Sultan of Deli. In 1883, Singapore has become an important city outside Java, especially after the colonial government opened the company’s large-scale plantations.

JW.Marriot hotels in Medan :

In the field there are still many old buildings from the Dutch. For example: the old City Hall, Post Office Singapore, Water Tower (which is the icon of Medan city), Titi Hanging – a bridge over the railway, and also House London Sumatra.

The uniqueness in Medan is located in the motor rickshaw that can be found in almost all areas of Medan. Unlike ordinary rickshaw (pedicab oar “), motor rickshaws can carry passengers from wherever in the city. Besides rickshaw, in the city are also available in the form of public transport mini buses (public transportation / “oplet ‘) and taxis. Medan different rickshaw pedicab in Jakarta or any other Java towns. Cycle rickshaw pedicab was beside, not behind as in Java pedicab. It’s easy to Medan rickshaw through the winding roads. In addition, this also allows pedicab Medan to be produced with a minimum price, because it only required a small modification to your bike or regular bike can be used as pedicab drivers. This design takes the design of the motorcycle sidecar in German war-second world war.
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