The city of Manado, North Sulawesi

Manado, The Famous City Of Sulawesi

Manado is situated on the Northern tip of Sulawesi and visitors here are usually in search of the perfect dive around the island of Bunaken, which is located just 8 km off the coast of Manado. Most people arrive here through the airport Sam Ratulangi, it is served very well by all major airports in[…]

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Bunaken Marine Park, Manado

Scuba Diving in Bunaken, Manado

If you like scuba-diving and snorkeling, try visiting Bunaken island. The island covers an area of 8.08 square kilometers and is located in the Manado bay. The bay is in Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province. Bunaken island has a tourist object called Bunaken Marine Park that is part of the Bunaken National[…]

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Manado Convention Center

Manado, New International Conventions And Exhibitions Venue

Manado, the second largest city on the island of Sulawesi after Makassar, it is the capital of the province of North Sulawesi. This city is one of a kind in Indonesia with its stunning underwater landscape and great mountain panorama. The local people are known for their warm hospitality as well as for the mouth-watering cuisine[…]

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The city of Manado, North Sulawesi

Upbeat Manado

People are Manado’s best asset. Manadonese are extroverts, warm and happy-go-lucky, drawing visitors naturally into the big family circle. Aptly, the city’s slogan is “Torang Samua Basudara”, meaning:” we are all one family”. No one here is allowed to feel lonely. Manado is the largest, most-northerly city in Indonesia, capital of the province of North[…]

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The Ban Hin Kiong temple, Manado

Ban Hin Kiong Temple in The Heart Of Manado’s China Town

The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region. The name Ban Hin Kiong consists[…]

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The Waruga Sawangan park

The Archaeological Site in North Sulawesi, Waruga Sawangan

Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado. Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a[…]

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The Hill of Love or Bukit Kasih, Manado

Bukit Kasih, The Hill Of Love

Bukit Kasih – or the Hill of Love is located in the village of Kanonang at Kawangkoan, some 55 kilometers from Manado, North Sulawesi. It was built in 2002 as a spiritual center where religious followers from various faiths can gather, meditate and worship side by side in this lush and misty tropical hill. This[…]

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Manado waterfront, the boulevard areaManado waterfront, the boulevard area

Manado Boulevard Area

In the evenings, the Boulevard Area is a center where you find Manado’s best food. It is also an icon of the city of Manado, capital of the province of North Sulawesi. This was previously only a center where small vendors and street cafes used to serve various types of Manado cuisine. Food was sold[…]

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The North Sulawesi State Museum, Indonesia

Museum Of North Sulawesi Province

This museum was built so as to document everything related with local culture, history and arts in North Sulawesi Province. Therefore, this museum has a complete collection of 10 categories e.g., geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics, philology, ceramology, arts and technology. This state-own museum was officially opened on 9 January 1991 and up to[…]

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The Bunaken Marine Park, North Sulawesi

Amazing Dive Spots, Bunaken Marine Park

Ever fancy yourself being a mermaid? Being able to swim along with other creatures of the sea , moving to the rhythm of the waves? In the Bunaken Marine Park, you will encounter a real “mermaid”, and you can also get a glimpse of sea life here. Bunaken is an 8.08 km² island in the[…]

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North Sulawesi tourism

The Beauty Of North Sulawesi

This area has existed for a long, long time. Due to its strategic location, North Sulawesi has gotten contacts with outside world since the dawn of time. Sangir-Talaud island group created a bridge to the neighboring country, Philippines. Therefore culture between this place and Philippines, including the people, are quite similar. Influenced heavily by the[…]

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Bunaken is famous for its spectacular marine life and coral reefs

Dive To Bunaken, North Sulawesi

Discover the multi-faceted beauty of Indonesia. Here we present the destination to add to your itinerary. (Words & Images by Tommy Schultz) Bunaken Bunaken National Marine Park is a marine reserve – just off the northern tip of Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia – extending over 890km2. Tommy Schultz goes in search of its many underwater[…]

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