This is an upscale mall compared with Medan Mall. Most of the shoppers are well-to-do Indonesian Chinese.
There is a SOGO supermarket. Plenty of ATM (automatic teller machines) are the basement with a security guard sitting and watching.
There are several brand name shops. So it is a nice place to walkabout and window shop.
Oppositie of Sun Plaza is the famous Indian temple Shri Mariamman. So you might visit the temple first before you start your shopping.......
Another large shopping mall. You need to pay an entrance fee if the taxi drop you at the door step, otherwise, alight outside and walk up to the shopping mall.
There are many eating outlets as well as a food court on the top floor and Carrefoure.
Also cars were displayed as well as model contest for all ages held there when we were visiting.
Just another shopping mall but it was raining outside and so we spent more time floor by floor.
The Medan Mall is a popular crowded shopping mall with the locals. You need to bargain hard even in the store. There is an adjoining bazaar for bargain clothes.
Jeans and silk batik are popular buys for tourists.
Beware of the perfume and cream lotions sales girls. Once they grabbed your hands, they will not let go and immediately apply their products on your hands despite your protests.
any bakery. saw the lapis cake in one of the shop and was so surprise with the expensive price.bought some for tasting and like it very much.went back to buy it again. while at the airport, saw them in boxes and selling cheap..28,000 rupiah,so much differences...back home, taste both and discovered that there are reasons why they are expensive. more expensive, taste much better
What to buy: lapis cake
What to pay: 150,000 rupiah
Lots of SIngaporeans and also Malaysians come here on the last minute to buy cakes to take home to their family. We pulled over on the first day to sample some...it was not bad but I was not crazy about it.
They have 2 types, one is Bika Ambon, and another is Lapis Legit. The first is sticky and lots of holes on it - looks like a beehive and the latter has about 20 layers, baked layered by layered. a very buttery cake with some spices like cinnamon in it. these are traditional Indonesian cakes.
We had been to A Cai to try some of the lapis cakes - but our local friend had ordered the cakes for us to take home to Malaysia.
We bought two types- the traditional lapis legit whcih has spices in it, cost 110,000 rupiah each, and we bought another type caleld lapis prune which has slivers of prunes in this layered butter cake cost 130.000 rupiah each.
It tastes much better than A Cai.
must be ordered advance, and they packed it very well for taking on board the plane
I have no idea what was a buah salak (Salak fruit) when I saw this Salak, also known as snake fruit due to snake skin alike fruit.They are about the size and shape of a ripe fig. Its popular for tourist to bring back tis fruit as they claimed meda salak fruit taste different from their local one.
What to buy: PAsar ikan or pasal tionghua
Soft Sponge Cake called Bika Ambon is only available in Medan
What to buy: ZULAIKHA Bika Ambon is pleasantly chewy and has the sort of eggy-custardy-coconut flavor that's very popular in Indonesian desserts. The other interesting thing about it is the warning on the box, which informs us (in Indonesian) that after 3 or 4 days Bika Ambon will "experience a process of hardening."
What to pay: Around 20,000 IDR per cake packed in tranport worthy box
Looking for indonesia souvenir? you can find various kind of indonesia handicraft.
You named it, from leather to wood, from word crafting to bag, from silver to pewter, from decoration to kitchen ware.
There are various indonesia art and craft. and it's all hand made.
it's a good place to hunt for a great gift.
they also provide gift consultantion services by letting them know, the person whom will receive the gift. they will give great suggestion within your budget of course.
it's a must go place, because they serve the most variety of souvenir.
I bought these lollies for home. It taste so much better than the ones we can get in Kuala Lumpur.
There were two types I was interested - coconut candy and durian flavoured coconut candy. The latter was so so good - although the lolly is quite a mouthful and beware if you have weak tooth - or even lots of fillings in your teeth!!!
pasar batik medan
What to buy: I think medan is famous for it songket and batik fabric but i see more songket that batik sold. There are so many choices and you will be spoilt by choices..i'm not a fabric fan but ended up buying 2..and it' still in my closet.well,i have told you. i don't remember the place but just say pasar batik and every medan folks will know. be prepared to spend hours and hours there..and try no to bring children, they ll fall asleep.good for those preparing for the coming hari raya festival
What to pay: bargain uo to 50 % if you can..if not 30% should be ok
What to buy:
My friend was looking for a pair of Teva's and since Indonesia appeared to be cheaper than anywhere else in Asia, he decided to look for a pair in Medan. He found a pair in a fancy mall (almost no people in the mall).
What to pay: The Teva's costed about $20 less than what I had paid for them a month earlier (in the US). So if you need some sneaker, sandal or anything else, try the malls in Medan!
It is conveniently located in Polonia Airport. the kuih lapis and bika ambon were not too bad.
What to buy: the kuih lapis, bika ambon & "ASLI" snacks
What to pay: kuih lapis was rp60,000 and the bika ambon was rp35,000. "ASLI" snacks were rp20,000 per box
I love their juices at the restaurant, so it was natural that I took some cordial home for my family to try.
The best is Markissa and also soursop. The markisa is actually passion fruit flavour, and what we did was mixed the cordial markissa with plain soda water - and top up with ice cubes - it was so good!!!! yummy
Shops and shoplots selling a lot of women's clothes, nice batik and kebaya
What to buy: Cakes - kuih ambom, lapis lengit.
Indonesian volcanic stone pestle and mortar
What to pay: Bargain for half the price or lower