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Jakarta Post

Getting in the swim of beautiful Bunaken, and much more

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, November 9 2012   /  05:15 pm

North Sulawesi’s star tourism attraction is undoubtedly Bunaken Island, with its internationally famous and enchanting underwater marine attractions. It attracts not only those who love diving or snorkeling but also tourists who take the sea air in catamarans.

From Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi, it takes from 15 to 60 minutes to reach Bunaken, depending on the starting point. From Tongkaina (Molas) it is only 15 minutes while from Mega Mas Boulevard 60 minutes.

But North Sulawesi wants to get the word out to the world that Bunaken — although rightfully famous for its natural splendor — is but one of its draws.

Governor Sinyo Harry Sarundajang recently said in Manado that each city and regency in the province — known as the land of waving coconut palms — held potential and could be competitive on the tourism front.

The list is long and int...