Manado is the capital city of North Sulawesi province, and it’s located at Manado bay. The municipality of Manado is divided into nine districts : Malalayang, Sario, Wanea, Wenang, Tikala, Mapanget, Singkil, Tuminting, Bunaken, Bunaken kepulauan . The name of “Manado” land was use since 1623 to replace the name “Pogidon” or “wenang”
The most inhabitants that live in Manado is Minahasa people, with the indigenous of Bantik Tribe. The major religion is Christian, and there is lots of church standing still in Manado. The people use Manado Malay in daily speaking. The language is seems like Bahasa Indonesia with particular Manado dialect. Some of the dialects are coming from Portuguese and Dutch. The ecotourism become attraction in Manado. Scuba diving and snorkeling at Bunaken Island is also popular among the tourist.
Another interesting place is Lake Tondano, Mount Lokon, Klabat Mountain and Mount Mahawu.
The most popular destination is Bunaken National Marine Park, as one of the marvelous marine park in the world, while the tourist can enjoy diving or snorkeling at the island.
Manado city, are most strategic place to be your home base of many kind of holiday or adventure tours in North Sulawesi such : Tangkoko jungle trekking, Minahasa highland tours, volcano trekking such as Mahawu volcano, Soputan volcano, mount Klabat adventure, and diving or snorkeling on Bunaken island tour, Lembeh island tour and Lihaga island tour
The Sam Ratulangi International Airport of Manado is able to receive wide-bodied aircrafts. SilkAir was the first international airline that flew Singapore-Manado directly. The airline now serves Singapore- Manado four times weekly.
Domestically, there are daily flights to Manado from Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Makassar, Papua and Balikpapan. Airlines flying to Manado include Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Batavia Air, Mandala and Merpati Airlines.