Manado, The Capital Of North Sulawesi

Manado is the capital city of North Sulawesi in Indonesia. Manado used to be a stronghold of the Dutch and also a major cultural center of the Minahasa people.

For many years, Manado has grown much in prosperity through trade with the Philippines and also with its spice trade worldwide. As Manado is situated quite far from other parts of Indonesia, travellers usually arrive by plane to Sam Ratulangi Airport.



International Flights To Manado

The airport in Manado serves several international flights in a week to Singapore by SilkAir which took about 3 hours.

It also serves the southern Philippine's Mindanao city Davao via Merpati Air which flies once per week and with visa on arrival possible.

Domestic Flights To Manado

Domestic flight services are frequent for connections to Jakarta and Makassar. Several flights also open to Denpasar in Bali, Ternate in North Maluku and Soron in Papua New Guinea.

Taking A Taxi From Airport To Central Manado

It will take you around 30 minutes by taxi to reach central Manado from the airport and the taxi fare will be around Rp. 70,000 (bargaining may be necessary).

Manado Map

Manado Map

Getting Around In Manado

There are several ways where you can travel around Manado. Modes of transportation include taxis, angkot which is actually Indonesia's cheapest way of transportation inside the city, rental cars and ojek which is a motorcab taxi.

Diving In Manado - Bunaken

Manado is made popular around the region for its spectacular diving sites. Bunaken is perhaps one of Indonesia's best and finest most well-kept national marine park.

Food In Manado - Manado Delicacies

Classic dishes in Manado typically are :-

  • Ayam Rica-Rica which is grilled chicken mixed with red chili and onion paste.
  • Ikan Woku which is actually fish mixed in herbs
  • Babi Tore, crunched fried pork with lots of chilli
  • Perkedel Milu, which is corn fritters
  • Tinutuan or also known as Bubur Manado which is rice porridge mixed with pumpkin, noodles and mixed vegetables

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