The flying traffic officer of Medan

The city of Medan, in the colonial time, has attracted many famous Dutch authors. Most of them were impressed:

Medan, the main town of Deli, immediately makes a most pleasant impression. You can see from everything that you are in a still young city, in a prosperous place, full of powerfully cheerful life. Justus van Maurik (1897)

What especially strikes the European coming from Java, is the more modern Western character in the laying out of the grounds and buildings, the greater variety in architecture, adapted to the mixed population. Johan