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Ternate is an island in Maluku province, Indonesia.


Ternate Island

Tidore Island

Sofifi Island


Other destinations[edit]


Like everywhere else in untouristed Indonesia, people are very curious when they see non-Indonesians walking down the street. Expect to be stared at and and expect everybody you see to say hello to you and try to practice their english. Most of the time this curiosity is good-natured though. Nobody here seems to be overtly hostile to foreigners.


Get in[edit]

Garuda, Sriwijaya and Wings air have daily flights from Makassar and Manado. Pelni visits 3 times a week

Get around[edit]

Taxis to the airport cost and average of 50000 rupiah

The public ferry leaves from Ternate to Sofifi at 6am. It returns at 9am, then makes the second journey at 11am, and returns for the final time at 4pm. Each trip takes 2 hours and costs 15000 Rupiah. The boat departs from "Kota Baru" which is costs around 10-15000 rupiah by Ojek or 5000 by Angkot. Port Tax is 2000 rupiah

Speedboats operate between Ternate and Tidore, and Ternate and Sofifi all day. It takes 20 minutes to get to Tidore from Ternate and 40-45 Minutes to Sofifi. They only run when there are 8 or more individuals making the trip though. Each journey costs 50,000 rupiah.

There is a central station for all of the Angkots near the tourist market.

Susi Air operates subsidised flights from Ternate to Gebe, Galela, Morotai and Mangoli. Flights are typically once or twice a week.

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The Sultan's Palace

The Sultan's Mosque

Benteng Oranye fort

Sultan's Tomb

Batu Angus Lava flow



Various memorials to massacred Christians during the riots of 1999-2000. Many abandoned churches too.

Graffiti Murals dedicated to various Punk bands (and Osama bin Laden too)

The big Mosque (with minarets in the sea)

Statue of Vasco de Gama

Mount Gamalama (though hiking is currently strictly forbidden due to the eruption in December 2011)

Mount Tidore (the mountain on the 1000 rupiah note)

Sofifi (a new provincial capital and transport hub being built from scratch)


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Eat[edit][add listing]

Nasi Bambu is a regional speciality

Drink[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

Mount Gamalama is an active volcano, the last eruption in December 2011 shut down air traffic in the region and killed 4 people in a lahar.

Get out[edit]

Sofifi has bus and taxi connections to the rest of Halmahera

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