Thursday, January 1, 2009

City Destinations - Manado

Exotic Manado is situated on the island of Sulawesi or what was formerly the Celebes. Sulawesi is divided into four regions – Minahasa, Bolaang Mongondow, Gorontalo and Sangihe Talaud. Manado is the capital city of the North Sulawesi region, with a population of 250.000 residing in the city and its surrounding areas.

The landscape is a contrast of tropical rainforests, rambling hills, volcanic craters and unspoilt islands with breath-takingly beautiful coral and some 300.000 varieties of fish.

Manado and its five surrounding islands a paradise for aqua sports lovers. Skin diving, scuba diving, snorkeling activities are the main pastimes here. The diving season is between April and November. Horse racing is another popular sport. A nine-hole golf course in Kairagi is about 5km away from the city.

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