NORTH SULAWESI INFORMATION PAGES
Manado - Bunaken - Tangkoko - Minahasa - Sangihe/Talaud - Gorontalo - Togians
Flight Schedules and Airfares from ManadoBooking domestic flights from outside of Indonesia is always a lot more expensive than from within the country. Get in touch with Manado Safari Tours, they will help you with the tickets.
Singapore - Manado currently (April 2010) is the only international flight from and to Manado. Flights from Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia) and Davao (Wings Air) have been cancelled.
For additional flight information please check the website of Star Express Tours and Travel in Manado.
Lion Air/Wings Air
Manado Airline Offices:
Garuda Indonesia: Jl. Sam Ratulangi #212. Ph. 0431-877727
Lion Air: Kompleks Megamas Mall, Jl. Piere Tendean. Ph. 0431-847000
Silkair: Jl. Sarapung #27B. Ph. 0431-863744
Stopover in Singapore enroute to Manado?If you are travelling to Manado from outside South East Asia, it is likely that you will stopover in Singapore to catch your connecting flight to Manado. Here's a couple of suggestions for visiting Singapore.
Night Life: Singapore boasts to be a city that doesn't sleep, certainly the party scene and night life can be quite varied ranging from subdued to risque. Check out the following districts: Clarke Quay, Orchard Towers, Chijmes and Geylang. Some interesting venues that deserves special mention include Zouk Club, New Asia Bar and Harrys Bar.
Cheap Electronics/Cameras: Electronics prices in Singapore are comparable to KL or Bangkok. In Singapore, check out Sim Lim Square and Funan IT Mall but be prepared to "negotiate" for a good price and claim your GST Tax refund.
Ethnic Quarters: The old colonial districts can be quaint and colourful with traders selling strange produce in well-preserved 1900s shophouses. Check out Singapore River, Little India, Chinatown, Kampung Glam and Geylang Serai/Katong.
Food: Singaporeans are obssessed with food in terms of variety, quantity and quality. Go into any hawker centre or food courts and have fun tasting foods. Spend too much time away from civilisation and missing out on cheeses and breads, they are also widely available in supermarkets here.
Accommodations range from hostel dormitories to boutique style hotels.
Betel Box Backpackers is a hostel in the heritage areas of Geylang Serai and Katong district. The hostel organises regular events for its guests. Hostelling in Betel Box consist of spacious dorm rooms, with comfortable bunk beds and hot and cold showers. The dorm rooms are fully air-conditioned.
This site was created in January 1998; the last major update was in November 2011.