The 2016 Mister Southeast Asian Pageant will be held on November 19 at the Gedung Serbaguna Pemerintah Kota Manado or in English, the Manado City Government Ballroom.
Manado is the capital city of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city had 408,354 inhabitants at the 2010 Census, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar.
Manado is the starting point for exploration of the Minahasa region’s many attractions. Fun-loving and extroverted, the Minahasa people live in neat wood frame houses, with fences and flower gardens, giving Manado a European feel.
There is a wide range of hotels and restaurants. Those with an adventurous palate should try the famously hot and spicy Minahasa cuisine. The city’s numerous shops and markets are filled with an abundance of consumer goods and agricultural produce, while behind every building are glimpses of emerald hills and azure sea.
Inland from Manado, a trip through the Minahasa Highlands will take you to intriguing prehistoric above-ground burial sites, volcanoes, hot springs, the highland lake Tondano and breathtaking panoramas of lush mountains, coffee and coconut plantations, orchid gardens and terraced hillsides.
From Manado, also be sure to visit the Dua Saudara Nature Reserve – Tangkoko, home to birds and other wildlife unique to Sulawesi, such as the Tarsier – the smallest monkey, cus cus, Hornbill etc.
Manado welcomes the Mister Southeast Asian 2016 contestants in November!
For more info, visit: www.visit-manado.com