This building is dominated by yellow colors.
However, do not connect it with the color of a political party. Yellow
was the typical color of the Malay. There are family photographs,
furnishings, and old weapons inside the building. The Maimoon Palace
was the legacy of Deli Sultanate. Maimoon palace was located in Brigjen
Katamso Street, Medan. Sultan Deli, Sultan Makmun Al Rasyid Perkasa
Alamsyah, had established this palace. The designer was an Italia
architect, and finished in 1888. Built on a land measuring 2.772 m2
wide the palace building is facing to east, and become the centre of
the Deli kingdom. This palace consisted of two floors that were divided
into three parts, which is the main building, the left wing, and the
right wing. In front, around 100 meters, stood Al-Maksum mosque that
are well known as Medan’s Great mosque.
In the guest room
(balairung) we will encounter the throne that was dominated by yellow
color. Crystal lights lighted the throne, a form of influence of
European culture. The same influences are appeared in the palace
furnishings like the seat, the table, toilet and the cupboard and the
door, headed to balairung. The room measuring 412 m2 was used for the
coronation agenda of Sultan Deli or the other traditional agenda.
Balairung was also used as the place where the Sultan received praised
from his relatives and family in Islam holidays.
the number of the rooms was 40, 20 rooms in the upper floor, the
Sultan’s throne and 20 rooms underneath, not include 4 bathrooms, the
warehouse, the kitchen, and the prison in the basement. Interesting if
we observe this palace architectural design. The blend between the
Islam tradition and European culture was boldly implemented. Apart from
the balairung, the building base also showed Europe influence. Some of
the building material was imported from Europe, like floor tiles,
marble, and terrazzo.
The pattern of Dutch architecture with the
door and wide and tall windows, as well as Spanish stylish doors became
a part of the Maimoon Palace. The Dutch influenced was also seen in the
marble inscription in front of the marble ladder that was written with
Latin letter in Netherlands language.
The Islam influence was
seen in the form of the curve or arcade in several parts of the palace
roof. The curve that had the shape of the overturn boat that was known
with Persian Curve was often met on the buildings in the Middle East,
Turkey, and India region. The Maimoon palace was one of the most
beautiful buildings in Medan. His location is easy to be reach, both
from Polonia Airport (about 10 km) and Belawan Port (about 28 km). This
historic building was open public every day from 08.00 until 17.00.