Flying time from Singapore 1 hour 15 minutes
Currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
International dialling code +62
Climate The wet season lasts from September to December, followed by the dry season from January to August
Airport code KNO
Airport to city 42km
Airport tax IDR200,000 for international flights
The fourth largest city in Indonesia, Medan presents a beautiful balance of Indonesian culture and colonial influences. Sprawling greens and houses inspired by the Dutch stand in contrast to rustic shophouses. Its diverse ethnic groups have also given rise to a cuisine with its own distinct flavour. Plus, Medan is the gateway to Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world.