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Indonesia ‘Little India Gate’ in Medan city: Details, Features, Highlights

The first-ever build ‘Little India Gate’ was recently formally inaugurated at Kampung Madras or Madras Village area in Medan city, Indonesia. It was jointly inaugurated by India’s ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Pradeep Kumar Rawat and Mayor of Medan H T Dzulmi Eldin S.

The 'Little India Gate' was developed to recognises the contribution of the Indian community in the development of Medan city, the 4th largest city in the country. It will be promoted as an iconic tourist spot in Medan city as it is the first such structure in entire Indonesia.

The 'Little India Gate' represents Bhinneka Tunggal Ika’ or Unity in Diversity of Indonesia and of the Indian belief in ‘Vasudev Kutubakam’, meaning the world is one family.

Annually, Kampung Madras becomes a meeting point for Hindu and Tamil festivals such as Thaipusam or the Tamil New Year, Pongal and Diwali.


Capital: Jakarta

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

Languages: Indonesian, Malay

President: Joko Widodo


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