Ternate is one of the most beautiful area in the Eastern part of Indonesia, which is part of the North Moluccas province. It is the center of Sultante Ternate whose existence went back all the way in 1500 before it was being conquered by Portuguese (who came to the island because of its spices - nutmeg, cloves and cinamon). The islands of Ternate is also called the spice island. Other than the basic infrastructure (frequent black out, no international standard accommodation and tiny airport), the island is rich in culture and has beautiful islands nearby. It is equally difficult to reach this place as you will need to fly from Jakarta via Makassar or from Singapore via Manado. It is also famous for scuba diving, although I didn't go for scuba diving during this trip. The best way to explore the area is by joining a liveaboard cruise.
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