Medan City (Tjong A Fie Mansion & Tip Top Restaurant) May 13th 2014 Tuesday, 13th May 2014
To make our stay worthwhile in Medan, we scheduled a visit to the historic Tjong A Fie Mansion followed by a lunch at the iconic Tip Top Restaurant. Tjong A Fie was probably one of the richest men who ever lived in this city and this was evident from the luxurious mansion he left behind.
The style of his house was quintessentially Peranakan even though one of th ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Medan The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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