Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Swiss-Belhotel Medan
Located next to Cambridge Shopping Centre, which makes it very convenient. The room that I stayed was quite spacious with city view. Service wise also good, quite fast.
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We arrived at Singapore airport with plenty of time (this time Tom and his new barnet passing immigration with ease) and so after check-in went in search of food. Enjoying our Subway we thought we had loads of time until boarding- imagine our horror when we saw the board said 'last call' for our flight! There wasn't even a first call, let alone a final call. We went running through the terminal to find our gate which just happened to be the furthest one away. We ...
... 12 hours regardless of the amount of kilometres that one covers, we arrived in Malang. Ben, the Canadian, informed us that he had met a Canadian man, named Earl who married an Indonesian lady named Lusi on the island Lombok and that the couple live in Malang. Ben did not manage to contact them the first night so he stayed in the same hotel as us. The next morning he managed to get hold of Earl and Lusi and they came to pick him up. Upon arrival Earl immediately said that we ...
... eating a giant Kim Kardashian-style ant! Trekking further into 'Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser' (national park), we saw some monkeys swinging above our heads, using their 'Jungle Taxi', as Ricky calls it. The monkeys and Orang-Utans climb through the upper tree canopy by 'brachiation', basically swinging from branch to branch, which results in many branches being molded to look like real-life ropes. These are incredibly long, flexible and strong, hence the wildlife here ...
... whatever they like, especially to tourists! This was annoying and unexpected, but we were eager to get to another part of the country and see the rainforest and vast Sumatran wildlife there.
And so, we headed towards Bukit Lawang, hoping that Northern Sumatra had more to offer us than McDonalds, English students and mediocre hotel rooms! But until then, I hope everyone is well and England is treating you all to good weather.
Love as always, Emma and Tom ...
... and there were 2 orang utans just hanging around in the trees across the river. We were able to watch them for a little while, until it got too dark. The orang utan trek cost us about $150.00 for the 6 hour trek, for both of us. That is very expensive in Sumatran terms. But, the hope is that if more tourists go to Sumatra to see the orang utans, then the locals will earn a better living from the tourists, than from growing palm oil, and clearing the virgin rain forest to grow it ( that is ...