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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
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.