North Sumatra shopping

Art in Bukit Lawang


Along Bukit Lawang's main tourist strip is this gallery featuring original abstract and traditional paintings by local artists. Pieces cost anywhere from 300,000Rp to 3,000,000Rp. It's next door to Eriono Guesthouse…
Mall in Medan

Centre Point Medan

The biggest, brashest and most central of Medan's mega shopping malls, Centre Point is just east of the train station. As well as brand-name stores, restaurants and a cinema, there's a supermarket on the basement le…
Arts & Crafts in Danau Toba


Roganda has a selection of wood carvings, including interesting Batak calendars, elaborate totem poles and fine musical instruments. Bargain hard. We’re not too sure about the authenticity of some of the ‘antique’ i…