Because it has abundant and attractive tourist destinations, Medan is often used as a destination for local and foreign tourists. From historical to modern tourism, everything is here, coupled with the thickness of the culture, which is the main attraction.
So, there is nothing wrong if you are planning a vacation to Medan in the near future. Not only tourism, the culinary delights are also abundant with distinctive flavors, which you should try.
Talking about typical souvenirs, besides food, it’s a good idea if you buy some souvenirs that are durable or durable. Alias gifts in the form of goods.
Now Medan has several souvenirs in the form of souvenirs that should be purchased for those closest to you or as a personal collection. This time we will discuss some souvenirs that you can buy while traveling in Medan to take home!
1. Ulos cloth
It has become a definite item, every city in Indonesia must have the characteristics of its Cain. If Javanese have Batik, Batak people have Ulos cloth. This cloth is indeed the pride of the people of North Sumatra.
Not only is it the culture of the Batak people, now Ulos Fabric has been transformed into a typical North Sumatra souvenir. This cloth is commonly used in formal and sacred events such as weddings, funerals, to welcoming guests. Prices start from hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiah.
2. T-shirts Medan
Just like other cities, Medan also has typical T-shirts from various brands such as Medan Bah, Punya Medan, and Tauko Medan. These brands sell a variety of t-shirt designs with the words and pictures on them.
For one t-shirt, it is priced starting from 75-80 thousand. If you want to get it, you can come to Jl. Periuk Number 11 A for, or if you want to buy online, you can, just visit the social media of each of these brands.
3. Batik Medan
Apart from Ulos Cloth, Medan also has its own Typical Batik Cloth, you know. Medan batik can also be a choice of souvenirs that you shouldn’t miss. Maybe Medan Batik is still relatively new, but its beauty is not inferior to Javanese Batik.
The difference is only in the motif, if Javanese batik emphasizes more plant or animal motifs with dark colors, Medan batik tends to depict Batak tribal patterns just like ulos cloth. Unique, right?
4. Sarong Ikat Goyor
This Goyor Ikat Weaving Sarong is arguably different from the others. Because it is made from cool, smooth, exclusive patterns and motifs. Coupled with the traditional way of making it by hand or handmade.
Because the manufacturing process is quite time-consuming, it’s no wonder the results are very good. The price of one piece of this sarong is priced starting from 40-250 thousand.
5. Maimun Palace Dress
So if you travel to the Maimun Palace, you will definitely try the sensation of wearing royal clothes. You can feel like being a royal family. So what’s unique is that you can not only rent the Maimun Palace costume.
You can also buy the Palace Clothes to be used as souvenirs for the closest people. A really anti-mainstream souvenir, right?
6. Traditional House Carving
Another suitable souvenir is a traditional house carving. This souvenir can be used as a decoration and decoration at home. For those of you who like to collect miniatures, this traditional house carving is really suitable to buy.
Uniquely, this miniature traditional house is made with carved wood, so the cultural value is very attached. The price is cheap starting from 100 thousand.
7. Handmade Leather Sandals
The field craftsmen are creative, yes, they can make handmade leather sandals. The quality and style are no less the same as branded leather sandals. Because it is handmade, the details of this sandal are very clear.
This is really suitable for giving gifts to the people closest to you. Available in all souvenir centers throughout Medan. The price is still below the branded leather sandals.
8. Batak Motif Knitwear
Medan is indeed famous for the majority of its people who are Batak. So do not be surprised if to find everything that smells of hobo here is not difficult. One of them is Batak Motif Knitwear.
Usually when visiting Medan, tourists hunt for this product. Because the motive is unique, even the enthusiasts are not only the Batak people. The price is around 200-300 thousand. This can really be a wedding gift.
9. Typical Miniature Sculpture
In Medan there are also sculptures made of clay. This distinctive statue usually depicts historical figures. But some are in the form of landmarks in Medan.
This souvenir is suitable to decorate your home to make it look more beautiful. You can get it at various gift shops such as 17 Vimala Gift Shop. Prices start from 80-150 thousand.
10. Hasafi Batak Guitar
Apart from miniatures of historical buildings and figures, there is one more thing that you should not miss, namely a musical instrument. Medan has a distinctive musical instrument called Hasafi Gitar Batak. This item includes many hunted by tourists, you know.
Because the shape and style are different from others. The price for one fruit is around 100 thousand. Adjusts to its size.
So guys, here are some recommendations for choices of typical Medan souvenirs that are unique, cheap, and interesting to buy. Hopefully you don’t want to buy them all!