MEDAN is Sumatra’s major metropolis, and Indonesia’s third-largest city behind Jakarta and Surabaya. Medan remains the largest settlement outside Java island together with the richness of its multicultural people.It is also a city with real Indonesian urban character and it perks up in the evening with backstreet food stalls. Medan is inhabited by many different ethnic groups. Malay people are the natives of the area, and have deep roots in Medan. They began ruling there during the Deli Sultanate until now.