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NORTH SULAWESI - GETTING THERE

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Jason Heller

NORTH SULAWESI - GETTING THERE

The Indonesian Island of Sulawesi is the world's 11th largest Island and is surrounded by Borneo to the west, the Philippines to the north, Maluku to the east and Flores and Timor to the south. North Sulawesi is one of the 32 provinces in the Republic of Indonesia, with its capital city being Manado. It is located in the northern section of the Island of Sulawesi.

The Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado is the main airport in North Sulawesi and offers flights to Hong Kong, Taipei, Thailand, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Australia, Japan and the Philippines. The terminal building can accommodate more than 800 total passengers at a time and offers shops, banks and a restaurant.

Travelers from the U.S. can find many international carriers that will fy into Manado itself, or there are many airlines that offer connecting flights in major cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali and the Philippines where you can fly direct to Manado. Flights and schedules change frequently, so be sure to check with each airline directly, or contact a travel operator or Internet travel websites like kayak.com, travelocity.com or expedia.com.

According to our recent searches, here are some of the airlines flying into North Sulawesi:

Air Asia PH: (60) (387) 754000

Batavia Air Ph: (62) (431) 855878 Fax: (62) (431) 855766

Garuda Indonesia Airways Ph: (62) (431) 877727 Fax: (62) (431) 862242

Lion Air Ph: (62) (431) 847000 Fax: (62) (431) 814196

Mandala Airlines Ph (62) (431) 850555 Fax: (62) (431) 811070

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Ph: (62) (431) 842000 Fax: (62) (431) 851525

Silk Air Ph: (62) (431) 863744 Fax: (62) (431) 853841 Email: slkmdc@indosat.net.id

North Sulawesi Boat Services: PELNI has six large passenger boats that visit the deep-water port of Bitung, plus there are many smaller ferries out of Manado itself..

Manado Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 7 Tel: (0431) 855115, 862844, 860908 Fax: (0431) 867737