Lion Air Will Open Route From Philippines To Manado

National Low Cost Carrier, Lion Air have planned to open the new Teman Judi route from Philippines to Manado in the end of 2016. Lion Air will fly from Davao City and Cebu to Manado.

“We will open the flight from Philippines to Manado. This is the part of strategy we have to attract tourist in pools. In Davao and Cebu, there are millions of foreign tourist,” said Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya.
The opening for this route have been appear due to the foreign tourist potential from those two cities. According to Arief, those cities have become the destination for tourist from China, Japan and Korea.

“The flight to Manado is about more than an hour. There are very great if we open up the flight from Davao and Cebu. I have go to China, Japan and Korea. They have get to Davao and Cebu. We will attract them to go to Manado with Lion Air,” said Arief.

The owner of Lion Air Group, Rusdi Kirana when confirmed have said the route from Davao and Cebu to Manado will start to operate in the end of 2016. He added that route of Cebu to Manado is also gain benefit with the availability of flight Teman Poker99 from Korea to Cebu.

“We only have cooperate with a flight from Korea, Jeju Airlines. Mr. Arief Yahya have go to there, I have also know the head director of that airline. We will combine the package with Korea route. With the slowest flight about one and half hour, they won’t reject to fly to other country like Indonesia and other city like Manado.

He added that Cebu and Davao to Manado route will serve by Lion Air with Boeing 737-900 Teman 4D which have capacity about 215 seats. Currently, that planning have in finishing conversation between Indonesia and Philippines.

Go To Buton And Enjoy The Widest Fort In The World

Generally the fort have been made as a defense against enemy attact. But there are a very unique thing in Buton, Southeast Sulawesi, there are a fort as the place for people settlement. That fort have known as Keraton Buton Fort.

“So in the past, Buton People have live at seaside, there are a lot of pirate. One of the most famous pirate is the one eyed pirate, Labolontio. To avoid and fight against the pirate, local people have move to higher place and agree to build the new settlement together with is fortification,” said tour guide La Ode M. Adam Vatiq.
Go To Buton And Enjoy The Widest Fort In The World
According to La Ode, in the beginning this fort have build with pineapple lumber which good against termite and insects. The building process have started at 1613 and the beginning concept have been finished 10 years later. Since that time, this fort haven continuously repaired and enlarge to reach the current wide about 22,8 hectare.

This fort can be categorized as fantastic fort because the fort have been listed to become the widest fort in the world according to Indonesia Record Museum and Guiness Book of Record at 2006. Until today, Keraton Buton Fort still become the local people settlement.

“The fort’s function have two, the first is of the settlement and the second one is for burial ground,” said La Ode. There are 3 categorize people who live in the Keraton Buton Fort which is Kawumu which known as royal family, Malaka which is tradition council and Papara or the ordinary people.

Inside the fort there are 12 door and 16 bastion or the curve to place cannon. Each bastion and door have its own name. Inside the fort there are a lot of old building which have history value like Batu Popaua which the place for inauguration from new Buton Sultan, Buton Great Mosque and previous Sultan Murhum Tomb.

For visiting Keraton Buton, the perfect time is morning to afternoon because we can see the scenery from above the fort which covering all the Bau Bau city with wide sea.

Manado City Government Have Re-develop Bunaken Tourism

The Deputy Governor of North Sulawesi, Steven Kandouw have said that the province government and city government have commitment to develop the tourism sector of Bunaken National Park.

“North Sulawesi Government will be working together with Manado Government to make Bunaken become one of main world tourism destination,” said Deputy Governor Kandouw at Wednesday 3 Agustus 2016.
Manado City Government Have Re-develop Bunaken Tourism
This cooperation, said Kandouw must realized soon especially Bunaken National park have long time become the iconic tourism of North Sulawesi and Indonesia. To realized that, said The Head North Sulawesi Regional People Representative Council for 2014-2015 period, few issues which have appeared this late time must be solve as soon as possible by all stakeholders by sitting together and discuss the best solution.

According to Deputy Governor, few classic issues which frequently appear is the dirty of the tourism facility with garbage, public toilet which have neglected either in the tourism destination or inn and hotel, the lack of attraction, tourism object supporting facility to security issue.

“We have to synergy with Manado City Government to develop Bunaken to image and charm of marine park as the main the tourism destination in the Land of Waving Palm. The problem of Bunaken Beach Cleanliness would be done continuously between regional government and stakeholders including people aware tourism community” said Kandouw.

Deputy Governor of North Sulawesi have appreciate every community who care about tourism because Manado will become the tourism spot and destination for “Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition. “We also hope every Manado tourism spot have re-developed,” said Kandouw.

Get Ready For Pesona Sangihe Festival As September 2016

North Sulawesi province is ready to held 2016 Pesona Sangihe Festival whicl will be held in incoming 5 to 10 September 2016. Pesona Sangihe festival will be filled with may attraction like culture parade, pick yacht rally, performance of Oli music and Solo dance, inland tour, development exhibition and various competition.
Get Ready For Pesona Sangihe Festival As September 2016
“This festival will shown how unity and integrity have been built in order to build maritime axis North Sulawesi. Sangine heritage culture which is priceless will be exposed in this event,” said Sangihe island Regent, Hironimus Rompas Makagansa at conference press for the launching of Pesona Sangihe Festival at Tuesday 19 July 2016.

Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya have ask the regional government of North Sulawesi to more concern in 2A tourism factor which is attraction and access. “Please the Governor and Regent concern in hygiene of attraction destinations. I am believe it can happen if Governor and Regent have starting to move. The access of flight is also supporting the target with the flight from Philippine and China into Manado,” said Arief.

Sangihe Island Regency can become one of terrace from north part of Indonesia. Sangihe island area is near with neighbor country like Philippine. From accessibility factor, Sangihe Island have a lot of advantage. There were proven in 2016, Sangihe have chosen as one of transit point for yachter from United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and England. They have start their trip from Davao, Philippine.

In 2015, Sangihe Island have visited by 3.880 foreign tourist and 29.360 domestic tourist. This year, the target have raised into 7.595 foreign tourist and 42.563 domestic tourist. Pesona Sangihe Festival is hoped can become one of trigger for accomplished the target because currently the target have reach about 60 percents for foreign tourist and 62 percents for domestic tourist.

Now, Ibis Hotel Can be Found At Manado

AccorHotels Group, the international chain hotel operator at Indonesia and Asia Pacific have introduce their new hotel at Manado, Ibis Manado City Center Boulevard Hotel which opened in June 2016.
Now, Ibis Hotel Can be Found At Manado
This hotel is located at heart of Manado City. By walking for few minutes, visitors can reach Manado Town Square Mall area which located at side of Sulawesi Sea. The hotel have surrounded by shopping and entertainment center which integrated with business center and office area.

“The opening from first international economy hotel in North Sulawesi is hoped can continuously trigger tourism industry, either for the business activity or holiday to Manado,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Office from AccorHotels Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

The launch of this hotel have been planned in the expansion strategy and development of AccorHotels in Indonesia which targeting for manage more than 200 hotels until 2020.

Ibis Manado City Center Boulevard have 154 room with the choice sea scenery or mountain scenery. The room have featured with new bed concept which called by Sweet Bed by Ibis. This concept have offered new optimum comfortable with high technology sleeping mats, blankets, pillow and bolsters.

The hotel have provide free WiFi. Beside that the room have featured with safe deposits box, sound proof, small refrigerator, 32 inch TV LED with the choice of international channel, bathroom with shower and warm water, hair dryer and coffee maker.

Ibis Manado have featured with 3 flexible meeting room which can used as one room with capacity 200 person and featured with modern audio-visual equipment. The internet connection have available in whole area of the hotel to meet the need of customer who like to have meeting, business or other social activity.

Ibis Manado have also the restaurant which is Ibis Kitchen. Ibis Kitchen is the restaurant owned by AccorHotels and become the unique point from Ibis Hotel network. Every Ibis hotel have Ibis Kitchen inside the hotel. At Ibis Manao, Ibis Kitchen have 110 seats. The menu have available buffet and a la carte international which have been adjusted with local taste and touch.

Ibis brand is a one of economy hotel brand from AccorHotels. This family hotel network have more than 1900 hotels around the world. The hotel have categorize into Ibis Styles which have 300 hotels, 1000 hotels for Ibis and 550 Ibis Budget. Around the world, Ibis Family can be found at 69 countries with 47 hotel have in Indonesia.