Medan was once the site of a battlefield between the Aceh
people and the neighboring Deli Kingdom. Medan is the capital of North Sumatra Province, a trading center and important harbor.
Once Medan was part of the Deli Sultan. What is historically most interesting is the Mesjid Besar (Grand Mosque) and the
Palace of the Sultan Deli which has been restored to revive its past grandeur.
Medan's harbor town is called Belawan, which is the sea link
to Penang, Malaysia. Medan, Indonesia's western international gateway maintains regular flight to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur,
Penang, Amsterdam and Vienna. Additionally, there are several air connections between Medan and Jakarta, and other destinations