Silversea Luxury Cruises A Bitung, Sulawesi

Bitung, Sulawesi

Sheltered by Pulau Lembah, Bitung is the chief port of Minahasa and lies 50km to the east of Manado. Since Manado harbor silted up over 100 years ago, Bitung has become the major port facility. The excellent deep water harbor has also given rise to many factories in the area. Although the town is not very attractive, there are some nice beaches along the way. View more

Pier Information Distance to city center: 50km to Manado Tourist information — In Manado — Jln 17 Agustus Opelet (taxi) chauffeured by Kamikaze ‘pilots’ who break land air and water speeds all at once — caution is needed! They operate between Bitung and Manado. Depart from Manado’s Paal 2 Terminal and drop off at Mapalus Terminal just outside Bitung, where you catch another into Bitung proper. Time Difference Shopping Best shopping is in Manado – about 45 minute drive. Other Sites Provincial Museum — on Jln Ki Hajar Dewantara Klenteng Ban Hian Klong — Chinese Confucian Temple built in last century, renovated in 1974. Toar Lumimuut Monument — depicting the original ancestors of the Minabasans. Monument of Ibu Walanda Maramls — a pioneer of Indonesias women’s movement. Monument of the Allied Forces — Jln. Sarapung commemorates allied victory over Japan.

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