life is simple - only advanced by the nearby island mining developments - which allows Ternate to remain somewhat unspoilt - but still gaining in regional resources.
surrounding islands are beautiful - all the more dominated by the large (extinct) volcano that is Ternate Island. multi-cultural mix of people from west Indo / post colonial / polynesians. nice simple experience
Great city, with many beautiful panorama. There are two lakes, many islands nearby, many great restaurants with delicious local food.
one of the lake, named Tolire has a mystery. In this beautiful lake, You can not throw a rock to the middle of the lake. A power has pull the rock to the side of the lake. first, I think because of the wind, but later I know that the wind is the same direction to throwing rock. Could you explain that? In the midnight, I went out, and I found that the city still live. Many people sell food, shoes, etc until in the early morning.
Quite, simple and nice view of the sea. A lot of motorcycle. Better to hire a car if want to go around the city
Ternate has a fascinating past read up its history. The people are by friendly and the food is wonderful.
Visit the Dutch forts, Floridas a Restaurant just outside the city, and take a boat trip to Sofifi and tidore.