MANADO is a capital city of North Sulawesi Province in Indonesia. This is a small and beautiful town. The very most popular underwater see garden in the world, Bunaken Island as a part territory of Manado City. So, how do you go and visit to Manado City?
Manado City have an International Airport named “Sam Ratulangi International Airport”. If you go direct flight from Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta International Airport) to Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado, only 3 and a half hours. The duration is the same when you start from Changi Airport, Singapore to Manado Airport
The cost of the flight, you may check the direct flight from Jakarta to Manado or Singapore to Manado with traveloka.com or ticket.com platform. There are many flights serve that route.
When you have touched down in Sam Ratulangi International Airport, and want to go to the downtown of Manado, you may use public car and vehicle or taxi that used to standing by on Sam Ratulangi Airport parking car. The drivers will offer you when you exit from Sam Ratulangi Airport terminal.
The cost of that ‘rent’ car can be negosiated. It’s around Rp100 ribu up to Rp150.000 from Airport to the downtown or surround that area. As information 1US$ (US Dollar) equal to Rp14.000.
If you want to go around from downtown, you may use public car named “Microlet”. It’s cost Rp4000 per trip. Very Chip. There are also online car you may choose with gocar, in driver, or grab (you may see in google play by smartphone). If you don’t have the apps, you may ask help to local people. They are very friendly and helpfull.
The hotels in Manado Town is very chip. Start from Rp150.000 up to the expensive one (4-5 stars) Rp600.000 to Rp1.000.000. It’s better if you had book before by booking.com or agoda.com. Talk about the food in Manado City, you may have many café and restourants starts Rp25.000-Rp30.000 for your lunch.
If you want to see the beach and business area in the town, you may go to Boulevard Street. There are some malls there, such as Bahu Mall, Manado Town Square and Megamas Mall. (sbr)