Manado is forth city that I ever live in after Kendari. I have live here for four years, at least until now. Manado is second largest city in Celebes Island after Makassar. It’s capital city of North Sulawesi Province with about 423.257 population in 2014. Manado is a Northern city in Celebes Island that border by Philippines.
Manado has many tourist attraction. Bunaken National Park is most popular tourist attraction in Manado. Beside the tourist attraction, Manado is famous for its culinary culture. Its foodie paradise with tons of the restaurant serving local delicacies.
How to got there? There are direct flight from other countries such as Singapore and China or connecting flight through Jakarta or Denpasar (Bali). Sam Ratulangi Airport is the international airport at Manado. From Sam Ratulangi Airpot, visitors right into the city by taxi or public bus. Many hotels with the local hospitality ready to server tourists in various star hotel. From five star hotel until local guest house, families hotel or resort are ready to give the best services.
Boulevard Manado is famous place to visited when we arrive for first time at Manado. The reclamation area on boulevard that known as Megamas Area was build at 2000.
Its about 34 minutes from Sam Ratulangi Airport to get the Megamas Area. Megamas Area is located at Manado Bay, There are shoping center, apartment, hotel, and so many restaurant that serve a local menu and international menu. From this area we can catch a beatifull scenery of Manado Tua Island and the Bunaken National Park.
Beautifull scenery sun set are presented by nature every evening from that area. Every saturday morning local people gather at that area, enjoy that area to jogging, bycicling, and other sport activity.