Alhamdulillah.. This is my second trip to Medan..The previous trip with my girls friends http://zettyzaihasra.blogspot.com/2013/05/medan-trip-with-my-uni-girls.h and ever since then mmg nk bawak sgt my family there.. I dont know about others but i love Medan..The foods, people,enviroment for semuanya best la..But for shopping i prefer Bandung or Jakarta coz the choices in Medan very limited except for batik.
So here we are, our first family trip of 2014. Actually the trip only two of us but last minute nobody can take care of Hz so just bring him along..Rezeki dia dapat ikut and thru out the trip mmg dia yang paing happy and excited to explore Medan. Semangat ni cepat2 nk update about Medan trip coz the last trip patut nk update but i totally forgot. So masa nk gi balik dh banyak tak ingat about last trip so now im save it so that in future i dah tau mana nk pegi and for my readers reference too...
We booked firefly return trip for RM 250 two weeks before the trip and Hz ticket for rm 400 book 3 days before flying. Flight from Kl to Medan only 1 hour 10 min,So mmg kejap baru pas minum juice and nk nap kejap tup tup dh sampai. Our flight delayed from 130 to 230 pm, tp delay pun tak apa coz same louge area ngan Hans Isaac.haha..
The last trip i went still airport lama in town,but this time new airport Pulau Namu jauh skit from the town around 1 hour 45 mins by car. But if by train only 37 mins, Nnt will update details about the train service from Medan town to airport in my next entry.
The airport macam klia la skit but off course klia much more better. For the locals ramai lepak kt airport and they even picnic near airport just to lepak makan sambil tengok airplane i guess.
Mr hubs arrange a supir aka driver for our trip, Around IDR 350k per day but not include fuel,tol and their meal allowance. Yes abit cheaper than my previous supir but bila tambah tolak i think sama jer price standard driver around IDR 600k per day.
We stayed at Grand Swiss Bell in Medan town.Our rezeki we got best price for superior deluxe,city view yg memang awesome especially at night with breakfast only around RM 230 per night. The same hotel masa i came last time. I love everything about this hotel. Its a 5 star hotel, bilik best, breakfast best, spa best and cheap ( just discover spa hotel ni best coz previously went to Martha Tilaar also best ). Grand Swiss Bell mmg in town and easy access to everywhere in Medan. The have a rooftop fine dining restaurant with spectacular view of Medan,so memang sesuai if nak candle light dinner or romantika diatas.Just 5-8 mins walk to famous kedai kuih lapis Zulaikha and best nasi padang, Garuda,Next to Cambridge Shopping Complex. Mall yang macam BSC if at Msia coz mostly ada restaurant and high end people come here. Love to hang out at their Jco outdoor coz leh cuci mata tgk gaya orang kaya Indon and their cars.
So, first day sampai pun dh petang,just lepak hotel Hz swim and we just cant wait to have dinner at my most favourite place. Actually from KL i already mengidam to come back to Medan just to makan, So wajib ke Jimbaran Restaurant at Jalan Patimura , 10 mins from our hotel.
Jimbaran concept is something like Bali style and their specialty is the grill seafood. The place mmg relaxing and they also have liveband from 9pm. So sampai makan sampai dgr liveband memangla lagi bertambah nasi di pinggan,
Hz love it soo much. Keep on saying the foods is very nice. We ordered ikan masak sambal hijau, tauhu tempe goreng,bebek bakar ( grill duck), sotong bakar and sayur. I lupa nama sayur ni but its really nice,testur macam kailan but rasa manis mcm kangkung, one of their signature dish here.Their tauhu and tempe eventho just stir fry tapi memang sedap coz their tempe is different from the one at kl. We all tak order black pepper crab bcoz Mr hubs not in mood to eat ketam but i tried it in my previous trip mmg sedap to the max, Even much more better than fatty crab. All this plus drinks and fruits for desert only rm 90. Murah kan!! And obviously worth it biarpun hancur diet.
So after dinner, just balik hotel and masa balik macet teruk, bcoz hindu celebrating Thaipusam and ada fireworks nonstop for 30 munites near our hotel. Serious rasa macam new year je coz we can enjoy it at pool area. Later, we went for 1 and half hour foot reflex which cost us only rm28. I lupa nk amik pic of the hotel spa but its really nice and cosy, siap ada big flat screen macam dlm wayang with a super comfortable flexible chair. Nanti will update on Day 2 and 3 in Medan about what to aspect there, shopping, spa and makan place. Also will update about their new transit train straingt to Pulau Namu airport (which is really convenient).