Manado is the capital city of the Indonesian region of North Sulawesi. Manado situated at the Bay of Manado and is encircled by a mountainous area. The city had 410,482 inhabitants at the 2010 Survey, making it the second-biggest city in Sulawesi after Makassar. The latest official estimate in mid-2019 is 432,301. The name Manado is originated from the Sangir dialect word manaro meaning "on the far coast" or "in the remoteness" and originally described to the further of two islands which can be seen from the land. When the agreement on this island was transferred to the mainland, the name Manado was brought with it, after which the island itself converted mentioned to as Manado Tua ("Old Manado").
Sam Ratulangi International which situated in North Sulawesi, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of Manado. The airport is chosen after the Minahasan educator and freedom hero Sam Ratulangi. Sam Ratulangi International Airport is designated as one of the 11 major access ports to Indonesia by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Indonesia and serves as the key gateway to the Bunaken National Marine Park. Sam Ratulangi International Airport is presently the hub of Lion Air/Wings Air for the north-eastern part of Indonesia. It is one of the core cities of Garuda Indonesia and Citilink. Sam Ratulangi International Airport is served by international airlines. There are many airlines available from Changi International Airport to Sam Ratulangi International Airport.
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Weather in Indonesia can be divided into two main seasons which is wet and dry with warm tropical temperatures averaging 28.2°C during the day, throughout the year. In most areas, the dry season spans from May up to September, with the rains falling between October and April. The best time of year to visit Manado is between May and September when the days are sunny and dry. However, during wet season temperatures stay high and rainfall comes in the form of heavy tropical rain that tend to last for a couple of hours and needn't spoil your trip. There are some area exceptions. On West Indonesia, it rains from October up to January in the north, and from November to February in the south. East Indonesia, with its unusual shape, also experiences slightly unlike climate patterns and rainfall can be expected in the northern regions of the island during June until end of July.
Bunaken National Park - Bunaken is an island of 8.2 km2, is one part of the Bunaken National Marine Park. Bunaken is situated at the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken National Park belongs organizationally to the municipality of Manado. Scuba diving draws many visitors to the island too.
Siladen Island - Siladen Island is recognized as a quiet tourism island; this place will be a great hideaway for those who want to isolate a moment from the bustling city. Here you will get an enjoyable experience relaxing and sunbathing while enjoying the splash of sunshine. On this island, there is catamaran which made a glass boat, cottages, diving centre, and food stalls to complete your holiday. If Bunaken is popular for the beauty of the sea, Siladen is popular by its highlight for the magnificence of the coastline, and it makes the visitors prefer to get a tan on this beach.
Manadotua Island - Manado Tua is a volcanic island in the Celebes Sea off the northeast shore of Sulawesi. The name Manado originates from manadou or wanazou which means "on the far coast" or "in the distance," which originated from Minahasan languages. When the agreement on the island was moved to Sulawesi, the name Manado was carried with it, and the island became described to as Manado Tua ("Old Manado").