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Manado, North Sulawesi is undoubtedly one of the best-known vacation destinations in Indonesia. The province offers a full range of activities, from world-class diving and snorkeling, to volcano trekking, white water rafting and a variety of historic & cultural attractions.
A source of pride to Manadonese is Bunaken Island, which has long been famous as an incomparable diving spot.
With an almost unbelievable variety of teeming sea life, superb visibility and spectacular scenery, Bunaken is the chief attraction of North Sulawesi for divers and non-divers alike. Those who can’t or don’t want to dive but still want to enjoy the beauty of the sea need not worry – with much of the best coral just under the surface, the sea gardens are easily accessible to snorkelers. Non-divers, too, can experience much of Bunaken’s wonders through a glass-bottom boat. In short, anyone from young to old can all get a taste of what natural wonders are like on Bunaken.
Now Manado has added another point to its already impressive resume: an international MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, Exhibition) destination. Earlier this month (11 – 15 May), Manado successfully hosted the first-ever World Ocean Conference, with friendly Manadonese welcoming hundreds of guests from all corners of the world who gathered with one objective in mind: to protect the ocean from negative implications of climate change. Up to 80 nations agreed to adopt the Manado Ocean Read the rest of this entry »