Monday, September 26, 2016


This Medan trip was planned sometime in May 2015. Our group consists of school mates and their spouses. For this trip we engaged Hydramas Tour & Travel. Tickets were issued in September 2015. Travel period from 12 - 15 November 2015.

Departed KLIA on board MH860 and safely landed in Medan.

Our Transport

Our local guide from Bintan Tour & Travel

A mosque on the way to Lake Toba

CIMB Branch in Medan

Parabola everywhere

View of Lake Toba

Another view of Lake Toba

Checked-in at the Danau Toba Cottage. Location wise very 👍as it is just by the Lake. Condition of the hotel 👎. Hot water was unavailable during our stay making it very uncomfortable taking bath in the morning as it was cold.
Our accomodation in Lake Toba

Our dinner

Boat to Samosir Island

Samosir Island,

Batak Village. 




En-route to Berastagi, stopped at Simarjarunjung to enjoy ginger tea and fried banana fritters. 

Ingredients for making ginger tea

Stopped at Sipiso-Piso Waterfall.

Fire Extinguisher

Checked-in at the Mikie Holiday Resort 👍. Quite a new hotel and very comfortable.

Having durian along the way.

Bangi Kopitiam outlet in Medan

Matahari Departmental Store

Checked-in at the Madani Hotel, Medan, a Muslim-friendly hotel.

Lunch at Simpang Tiga Restaurant Medan.

Flight back home MH865.


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