Tjong A Fie was the Chinese Major in Medan, a first millionaire in
Sumatra. Up to now his name continues to recall in Medan City, although
he has died during 1921. In 1870 Tjong A Fie and his older brother,
Tjong Yong Hian left Moy Hian village, in Canton (China) to travel to
Tanah Deli as the contract labors in the Tobacco plantation. These
brothers were very good at seeing business opportunities. Once they
stay in Labuhan Deli capital and opened a shop named Ban Yun Tjong.
Tjong A Fie knew true the requirement for the Chinese labors and the
other expatriate that just arrived in Tanah Deli, so in a short time he
has become very rich. Until today the old historical building that was
located in Kesawan area was Tjong A Fie family's residence, which was
the first building that built in this region.