Wonderful | Manado

An epicenter of eco-tourism, Manado is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkeling, especially at Bunaken National Park. Heat your vacation up with a trip to one (or all) of the nearby volcanoes, including Lokon Volcano and Klabat Volcano, then kick it up even further with a Manadonese meal. The people of Manado like their flavors action-packed with tons of spice.

The Top Manado Tourism Spot

Soekarno Bridge
"On May 26, the community of Manado city can begin using the bridge, that crosses the Tondano river. It is the desire of President Jokowi that before the bridge is inaugurated, it must be tested beforehand," the North Sulawesi governor said here on Saturday.

Viewing the physical condition of the bridge on Saturday, Governor Sarundajang said the bridge will serve two functions and have a direct impact upon the public of Manado. He added that Soekarno bridge will become a tourist destination and can stimulate the economy of the region, while at the same time overcoming traffic bottlenecks.

"The benefits of this bridge are many and it can make a positive contribution to the regional economic movement," the governor noted. 

Christ Blessing
A very beautiful place to visit when in Manado. Not only enjoy his sculpture alone. We can see Klabat and beautiful scenery around this monument. Morning, very fit if you want to visit this place.

Scuba and Snorkling
The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.

The waters of Bunaken National Marine Park are extremely deep (1,566 m in Manado Bay), clear (up to 35-40 m visibility), refreshing in temperature (27-29 C) and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Pick any of group of interest – corals, fish, echinoderms or sponges – and the number of families, genera or species is bound to be astonishingly high. For example, 7 of the 8 species of giant clams that occur in the world, occur in Bunaken. The park has around 70 genera of corals; compare this to a mere 10 in Hawaii. Although the exact number of fish species is unknown, it may be slightly higher than in the Philippines, where 2,500 species, or nearly 70% of all fish species known to the Indo-western Pacific, are found.

Malalayang Beach
Malalayang Beach of Manado, North Sulawesi, is a beautiful marine tourist attraction to visit. Malalayang beach is only about five miles from the center of Manado. Malalayang beach has a variety of beauty, charm, especially the underwater beauty of the park. Coral reefs are natural so special attraction for people who come to dive in this place. Many visitors prefer to enjoy the panoramic beach at the noon. Because the view of Manado downtown is seemed like color light. And the favorite view are we can enjoy the sunset moment view while you are sitting around the beach.

The types of fish are some typical waters of Sulawesi have been rare in Malalayang beach. If you would like diving, visitors do not need to pay more because there is the diving spots near the shore. However, this Malalayang beach a tourist attraction that is endangered associated with the development of a business area with plans for coastal reclamation in this area.


North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism. A variety of unique traditional North Sulawesian cuisine has been well- known both in Indonesia and abroad. The already popular one is Manadonese Poridge called “Tinutuan”. The ingredients in this type of food are rice, corn, sweet potato, pumpkin, cassava, spinach, kangkung, lemon grass, spring onion, lemon basil, water and salt. This food is served with fried- smoked tuna or skip jack fish, ebi cake, tofu, soya bean cake and salsa. This type of food is sold in Wakeke Street, Manado...Typical Manado food for fish and meat are mostly spicy. Behind MEGA MALL there is a street and along this street you will find many small food shop to eat. If you want to taste local food or something different and cheap you should try this one. Mostly the local people love this place cause there many kind of food to choose here. There are local food like :GADO GADO ( mixing food:), NASI GORENG or fried rice, BAKSO ( cow meat with nuddles ) Soto Makassar - chinese food also available here.

The popular vegetable meals are Papaya flower with Pakis fern menu and Pangi leaf menu. Papaya flower with Pakis fern is suitable to consume along with spicy grilled/BBQ fish. Pangi leaf menu is a typical Minahasanese tribal food. It consists of Pangi leaves, pork and spices, and is cooked using bamboo as container. This type of food is sold in the Minahasanese Restaurants spread all over the regencies and cities in North Sulawesi.

In Manado the most popular foods are chillies, fish and meat. A balanced meal would include all three, piled high on a bed of rice.Vegetarian dishes are not common here and if eaten at all, vegetables are cooked with the meat or meat broth. Vegetarian travellers should make a note of this. Indonesians, as a rule, eat a lot of chilly but in this region the amount of chilly eaten is phenomenal.
Frying, grilling and steaming in green bamboo tubes are the favourite methods of cooking here. Dishes derived from Chinese cuisine are stir-fried. Baked goodies are inspired to a large extent by the Dutch, cookies being the most popular.
Sugar is used sparingly and flavour is added through herbs and lemon. Christianity being their religion, the Minahasa like pork and often use alcohol to marinate meat. Other sources of protein favoured are bat, dog and field rat. In fact, dog dishes are served at every Christian feast and wedding.

Populer names food!
Ayam rica-rica: A fiery onion and red chilli paste tops grilled chicken.
Babi tore: The pork is fried till crunchy and a lot of chilly is added.
Ikan mas bakar rica: This spicy grilled fish is cooked traditionally in a piece of coconut shell. The fish is grilled with chilly, which is added to the fish while cooking.
Ikan mas goreng: In this dish, the fish is fried till you have a crunchy soft bone.
Ikan woku: Fish is simmered in herbs.
Perkedel milu: These are corn fritters.
Tinutuan (or bubur manado): This is a wet, sticky porridge made of rice, noodles, pumpkin and other random vegetables. Although this non-spicy dish does not look very appealing, it can be quite delicious.
The most well known Dutch-inspired dishes are Breneibon, a rich kidney bean soup, and klappertaart, a coconut cake baked in Western-style

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