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Bunaken National Park

The Bunaken National Marine Park was formally established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park covers a total surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is overlain by sparkling clear, warm tropical water. The remaining 3% of the park is terrestrial, including the five islands of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage, Nain and Siladen. Although each of these islands has a special character, it is the aquatic ecosystem that attracts most naturalists.


Formerly the holiday resort of the kings. Malino, which is 70 km from Ujung Pandang offers a heaven from city-life. Located on the slopes of Mt. Bawakaraeng it has a cool climate with forests of pine trees making it picturesque. Deer hunting on horseback was a royal sport in the days gone by. Beside that, Malino also produce some fruits and vegetables, which grew on the Moun Bawakaraeng's slope. Some of South Sulawesi people had sacred this mount.


This beautiful town is certainly the center of Christian Missionaries. Located on a plateau between two volcanoes, Lokon and Mahawu, this town has cool and fresh air. The land is covered with luxuriant flowers, horticultura plants and other crops. On top of a hill, facing Mount Lokon, stand an auditorium called "Bukit Inspirasi" where national conferences, festivals and other events are usually held and perfomed. Located about 25 km from Manado, reachable by bus.


( Toraja land ) in south Sulawesi has distinct and unique culture, deeply rooted in ancient traditions and beliefs