Dolphin in Manado BayManado is the capital of North Sulawesi and with its approximately 450.000 citizens more than a medium sized city. Bordering one side, the Celebes Sea with Bunaken marine park and on the other side beautiful green grown highlands and towering volcano's, Manado offers one of the most prosperous and spectacularly scenic area's in Indonesia.
The Minahasa district is the hinterland of Manado and possesses some of the most fertile soils in Indonesia. Traditionally, agriculture of coconuts, cloves and nutmeg have brought great wealth to the Manadonese and Minahasans. No wonder that in Dutch colonial times Manado was an important stronghold.
Whereas the first 200, of 400 year of colonialism, war and trade marked the Dutch presence, the 1800s brought rapid and massive conversions to Protestantism. Thus Christianity became an emblem of Minahasan culture and identity and helped to establish a local attachment to European culture. By the turn into the 1900s, health services, education and infrastructure were on a much higher level than in other regions in Indonesia. In the 1930s Minahasa registered the highest literacy rate in the country. After the Japanese invasion, the Dutch reoccupation efforts and the revolutionary activities that eventually brought independence in 1949, many Minahasans still nicknamed the region the "12 province" of Holland. But all that have long been forgotten now and main talk today is economic development.
The majority of the population is still of Christian believe and that alone sets Manado and Minahasa apart from the rest of Indonesia, which is mainly Muslim. Manadonese and Minahasans are fun-loving, extrovert in their expressions and like to make jokes. They love singing and are throughout the country famous for their vocal skills. The richness and diversity of marine life in Bunaken marine park are the reasons tourism is blooming and developing in Manado now and marks a new era in this part of paradise on Earth. Check out our other pages or contact us directly for more information.


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PO Box 1721, Manado 95017
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tel. 62 - 431 - 838 440 ( Office )
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- "Lumbalumba" means Dolphin? Learn more about dolphins (and whales.
- Diving Bunaken at about 30 dive sites and its sorroundings with LumbaLumba Diving in Manado, and we are still discovering new ones? Check out our Diving Bunaken Page for more info
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