Medan, Part 4 – St. Fidelis Church

By jo.yean - August 05, 2013

We stopped by at St Fidelis Church, a small bricked white church on our way downhill from the Niagara Hotel. There is a small compound for Mother Mary. It seems all churches had one. Sort of like a thinking pool my school has.

Medan St.Fidelis Church

We had morning prayer there quickly as we were in luck to witnessed the wedding of the locals - The Batak clan. It was such a rare opportunity!

The pretty bride and handsome groom.

Medan St.Fidelis Church

All relatives were dressed up beautifully. These ladies are looking pretty in their traditional clothing, no matter their age they still dress up for the occasion. They reminded me of the then P.Ramlee movies where the ladies are clad in beautiful Baju Kebaya.

Medan St.Fidelis Church

Medan St.Fidelis Church

My first wear of the Ulos! Ulos is the traditional cloth of the Batak people to be worn at important events, such as funeral and weddings. Different ulos have different ceremonial significance. Ulos are worn draped over the shoulder, and in weddings to ceremonially bind the bride and the groom together. Ulos are traditionally hand woven.

Medan St.Fidelis Church


Medan St.Fidelis Church

Medan St.Fidelis Church

Medan St.Fidelis Church


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