Archive for April 2015

Medan Post Office

Medan Post Office

Medan post office is one of the historic building and is one of the icons of the City which stands still in Medan city. The location is opposite with Lapangan Merdeka. The Netherlands-style is still obvious in the architecture and still maintained up to now. The post office is still functioning till now. It was established in 1911by one of the architects of the Netherlands Snuyf. The bu...

Mesjid Raya Medan

Mesjid Raya Medan

Masjid Raya Medan or Al Mashun Mosque is  located in Medan, Indonesia. The mosque was built in 1906 and was completed in 1909 by Sultan Ma’mun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alam as the leader of the Sultanate  of Deli. Allegedly, a Chinese figure in Medan, Tjong A Fie, also contributed financially in the construction. At first, the mosque was constructed inside the complex of Maimun palace.  ...

Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni

Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni

Unlike other churches in Indonesia which are generally identical with European-style buildings, a Catholic church in Medan which is named Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni is constructed like Hinduism temple. Not only as a worship place, the church is also a place of pilgrimage by Christians. The Church was designed by Pastor James Bharaputra in September 2001 and then was inaugurated in October...

Maimun Palace in Medan

Maimun Palace in Medan

Maimun Palace is a historical heritage building of the period of Malay Kingdom lead by the Sultan of Deli IX, Sultan Ma’moen Al Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah. It is one of the icons of Medan city. Constructed on August 26, 1888 and was completed in 3 years and then was inaugurated on May 18, 1891. The Palace became a tourist destination because not only the oldness but also the uniqu...

Keumaweueh

Keumaweueh

In Indonesia, there are many traditions to solemnize a pregnancy such as Tingkeban in Java, Katiana in South Sulawesi, and Nujuh Bulanan in Betawi. In Aceh such sacred event is called Keumaweueh or Meunineum. The parents of the pregnant wife gives some food to the parents of the husband and then shared with their relatives as news of the pregnancy. The parents of the husband then also pays the f...