Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sumur Abadi

Sumur Abadi is a hidden gem for tourists in the northern Sumatra. It's not known to many people, not even to most tourist guides in Medan. Hence, you can't really google this place and expect to find it.

"Sumur" means "well" in English. What's special about this well is it is also a fountain, springing hot boiling water out of it. It also has never dried up, not even during the draught season.

Don't confuse this well with Danau Abadi in Binjai. They are not the same. Well, you have a chance to visit it of you follow me there in May 2016, and you can be the first to blog all about it.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Medan City

Medan, the capital city of North Sumatera, is also the fourth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. Despite being a busy economic hub of the region, Medan itself is not a tourist destination, but is a gateway to other popular tourist destinations like the beautiful crater lake, Lake Toba, and the cool mountaineous city of Berastagi.

Hiking at Sipiso-piso

Hiking down to the bottom of Sipisopiso is certainly not for the faint-hearted. There are literally hundreds of paved steps that one would have to take to get to the bottom which will make you think twice or thrice about continuing to do so.

Surprisingly, if you're persistent, you'll get there in just half an hour. What most of my team members didn't expect was the "rain shower" we got from the heavy fall... so do be prepared with a raincoat, and protect your handphone!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sipiso-Piso Waterfall

Located 45km away from Berastagi, at the nothern end of the famous Lake Toba is the highest waterfall in Indonesia. The 120m high waterfall is called Sipisopiso, due to its resemblance to a knife. It is formed by a small underground river which flows out to Lake Toba.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Lots of things have happened since the last time I entered this blog. Things that have changed me. Things that have made me wiser. Things that have contributed to my personal growth.

Been trying to access this blog for quite some time (I think it's been two years), but due to my confusion of synchronizing my google accounts, I failed.

Happy that today I've succeeded. I've missed this forgotten public diary so much. Welcoming myself back to blogging! Yippee!