For shopaholics out there, or anyone looking to do some retail therapy while you are in Medan, there is a couple of shopping malls in Medan.
The newer ones are Cambridge City Square, Sun Plaza, Medan Fair Plaza and Grand Palladium Mall. Older malls include Medan Mall and Thamrin Plaza.
As I don't really fancy shopping when I travel abroad, except for Hong Kong of course, I didn't go to all the malls in Medan. Having said that, I did stop by at Medan Mall to have a look. Getting used to the bigger malls in Malaysia, Medan Mall is a relatively much smaller shopping mall.
Central Pasar is connected to Medan Mall, and can be easily accessed via Medan Mall.