A Vibrant City For Work, Study, Living and Play
Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located on the northern coast, Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia (behind Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung); and the largest Indonesian city outside Java.
Medan has been dubbed by the Dutch as Parijs van Soematra because of its resemblance to Paris during the era of the Dutch occupation. The city is rich in its history and culture. Medan is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, mostly Malay, Batak, Javanese, Padang, and Chinese. The harmony of living among these ethnics is always admirable and is an example to other regions in Indonesia.
Because of the multicultural environment, Medan has wide variety of cuisine, from Malay, Bataknese, Chinese, Indian, Minangkabau, Javanese, Arabs to Western cuisine. Food in Medan, like most of the food found throughout Sumatra, is hot and spicy. But this city is so big that even if you don't like spicy food you should still be able to find something to satisfy your appetite.
Glorious Food You Shouldn't Miss
Attractions At A Glance
|Accommodation||IDR 1,000,000 - IDR 2,000,000 per month
(depending on geographical area, types of accommodation, facilities provided and the number of people sharing)
|Food||IDR 1,200,000 - IDR 3,000,000 per month|
|Transport||IDR 300,000 - IDR 1,500,000 per month
(varies with types of transport)
|Telecommunications||IDR 100,000 - IDR 150,000
(varies with usage and promotional packages subscribed)
STUDYING AT RAFFLES MEDAN
Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Medan ("RIHE Medan") opened its doors in July 2013 and is located in the heart of Medan's business district in close proximity to the upscale Centre Point Shopping Mall. Dedicated to developing professionals in design and business, Raffles Medan offers courses leading to Advanced Diplomas in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Visual Communication Design, Digital Media Design and Business. It aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who can shape the future of design and business-related disciplines. Students studying at Raffles Medan are exposed to international creative and business standards. Lessons are conducted in English by a mix of local and international faculty who are professionals in their own field of expertise. The Institute's flexible inter-school transfer scheme allows students to study at any colleges within the Raffles network and experience an overseas education. Occupying an area of over 1,400 sq m, Raffles Medan is equipped with the latest facilities and equipment to ensure a comfortable and conducive environment for the students.