What To Do and Eat in Medan Indonesia – Media FAM trip day 1
Fireflyz is not a new name in airlines industry. For me when you talk about Fireflyz, I will think of their orange plane with some cute fan. One thing I love about Fireflyz is their seat. I have plenty of leg space and it’s really comfortable.
This trip won’t happen without Fireflyz, Dinas Indonesia and Mr Jocko who invited me to this awesome trip. I’m really excited to share with you my 4D 3N experience in Medan Indonesia. So, if you never been to Medan Indonesia, do bookmark this blog.
Recently, Fireflyz is having promotion for Domestic trip as low as RM9.90. Do check out HERE!
If you haven’t watch my Medan Indonesia Day 1 travelog, do watch it.
The last time I fly with Fireflyz was few years back for Selangor Tourism. For some reason, I like Subang airport more than KLIA or KLIA2 because the airport is just a small airport and I don’t need to walk a lot.
So what happened upon arrival, everyone got stuck in immigration for almost 2 hours. The problem is we do not have official letter as media and one of our media have less than 6 month expired passport. After some discussion with the immigration for the miscommunication, we finally can leave the airport. Unfortunately one of the media from Gaya Travel have to go back to Malaysia.
Let’s look at it from positive point of view. We manage to get some time to know one and another. Not to mention that we did exchange our name card too.
I will talk more about Kualanamu airport on my next post.
Kualanamu International Airport have free WiFi. So, please do not worry about the internet connection.
Upon arrival. We met Dinas and Fireflyz Indonesia representative. Not to mention our tour guide too.
Our journey served with local view such as their city and village. How I wish I have more time to explore Medan.
The media and travel agent.
Kak Sari is our tour guide.
Our first meal once we reach Medan Indonesia is Nasi Padang. We had our lunch at Rumah Makan Simpang Tiga. It’s really convenience for a group of tourist since they have plenty of parking including for bus and the most important they have Surau (prayer room) too.
I will talk more about Rumah Makan Simpang Tiga on my next post.
Basically when you come to Pemantar Sianta, you must bring back or at least try their famous crunchy nuts.
I will talk more about their famous biscuit on my next post.
Can you see my greedy face? I bought some for my friends, family and colleagues.
This is how Parapat city look like. Basically according to Kak Sari, our tour guide, there have 100K-150K people who live in Parapat.
The first thing we did when we arrive in Parapat is we bought our Indonesia sim card. As usual when it comes to Indonesia, we prefer simPATI (Digi version of Indonesia).
I will talk more about Indonesia sim card on my next post.
I’m using my HTC Desire 816 as my Indonesia phone. I use it for my internet surfing because I’m using my HTC One M9 Plus for video recording.
Keropok Malinja Medan Indonesia is basically a local snack. It was really good and the good thing about travelling in a group, you can try a variety of food / snack and someone will always finish it. Because you always have people to share with.
Our journey to Parapat Indonesia is not that easy. Basically we have to go through hills, small road, village etc. It’s totally dark and most of us are sleeping.
Our dinner prepared by Rumah Makan Islam Murni. When I post up on my Instagram and Facebook, a lot of my friend told me they had their meal over here too. Seems that this restaurant quite well known. In the terms of food, it’s really good. I had my second plate.
I will talk more about Rumah Makan Islam Murni on my next post.
Everyone seems enjoy their dinner. The only time that everyone put down their phone and focusing on something, food.
My roommate on day one is Mr Jocko. We are staying for a night at Danau Toba International Cottage.
I will talk more about Danau Toba International Cottage on my next post.
If you think 1 layer is enough, you might want to read this blog post.
Recently, there have a lot of cases where some idiot people who really sohai break in few houses around my housing area. Where is the housing area that I mention? It is just 100m away from the Taylor’s Lakeside Campus located at Bandar Sunway PJS7. I am so lucky where I rent a nice room from the nice housemaster. Not only that, I also met new friends a.k.a. my classmate, blogging friend and photography kaki. For those who do not know, PJS 7 is not really a safe place. Even my housemaster sms me where he keep remind me to lock my house.
Today, something happened at my house. I went back from lunch with my friend and I saw there have a lot of kids stand outside my house. The first thing come out in my mind is, “crap… someone breaks in my house?” I really scare if something happened. Once I go in, I saw few guys who modified my room. 1 old aunty told me that the housemaster wants to use a key card in order for me to lock the house. Now only I remembered that the housemaster sms me before.
That is how my house looks like. No wonder a lot of kid stand outside my house. Imagine a cheap flat house use a key card system?
Yes! This is how the key card system looks like. Awesome! I no need to lock my house with normal key d. Just use the key card system should be okay.
The problem is there have few things that come out in my mind.
1: There were already a few black out cases in my housing area. The key card system requires an electric and without electric, it is still can function but only for few hours. 2: Does the key card system really safe? 3: What will happen if there have a short circuit? 4: What happen if I forget to bring my key card?
Now, I can make sure my house safe by using 4 layer of protection! 4 type of protection.
How many layer of protection you use when you go out?
Check it out: Kids Break In House In Front Of Police
For those who do not know, I love traveling and one of my favorite place is beach. Since I need some light and easy to wear, I need footwear + comfortable + cool. I choose Crocband Flip which is only RM119! Where you can get it? Of course at Crocs Shops in Malaysia.
Let me tell you one funny story. This afternoon I wore the Crocband Flip. Since I wash my Crocband and my Croc Santa Cruz Plaid, I decided to wear it. This is my first time I wore, it’s mean still virgin and clean. I walk to class and guess what? The reflection from the sun to my crocband flip make the crocband shiny haha
Since I wore dark shirt & dark pants, the Crocband Flip really attract the students attention who walk around me XP
What is the Crocband Flip? Crocs introducing the newest member to their Crocband collection, the Crocs™ Crocband Flip. With all the style of the original version retro sneaker stripe, but all the comfortable cool of a flip-flop this sandal will quickly become a summer staple. If you are looking for style and comfort, the Crocband Flip is the perfect new member of your group.
The Crocband Flip features: -Croslite material midsole provides lightweight comfort. -TPU upper strap. -Circulation nubs on footbed stimulate blood flow. -Sporty midsole band inspired by the classic vulcanized style.
For those who know any website who sell the fake Crocs, please let me know. I hope you guys can support us and also support original!
Variety color for you guys to choose. Crocband Flip!
Thanks Taylor’s University for their effort to bring Ira Block
Enthusiastic about photography yet not sure where to start? National Geographic photographer, Ira Block, will be conducting the seminar at Taylor’s University, sharing his tips and experiences with everyone!
About Ira Block: “Ira Block is an internationally renowned photojournalist, teacher, and workshop leader who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates N.G. Traveler and Adventure. He began his career as a newspaper photographer, earning numerous press club awards. As an expert in lighting, Ira is sought after for assignments ranging from shooting ancient artifacts in Greece to photographing dinosaur fossils in the Gobi desert and documenting Moche mummies in Peru. His momentous coffee table book, Saving America’s Treasures was a collaborative effort among the Clinton White House, National Geographic Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ira’s unique vision and outstanding lighting skills have made him the “go to photographer” for complex assignments.
He taught the first creative, digital photography class at the School for Visual Arts in New York City and is frequently called upon to review and critique the latest digital cameras and lenses. Ira has also taught workshops in Bangkok and Maine, Abu Dhabi and San Diego, Boston, Seattle and New York City.
In addition to his editorial work Ira shoots commercial and corporate images, portraits, promotional materials and advertising for leading institutions. He also produces corporate, digital webcast videos. Ira runs a successful stock photography business and is a frequent blogger on the latest digital camera equipment and lighting issues.”
Registration: Open to all Taylor’s University students!
For registration please email your Name, Student ID and Mobile Number to Marketing.University@taylors.edu.my by 4th May 2012 (before 3.00pm)