Nice town Ambon - "Ambon manisè"
Favorite thing: "Ambon Manisé- sweet Amboina":
Nice city, important as capital of Maluku, and not so busy like other greater citys in Indonesia. Ambon is surrounded by a long row of little villages around the Ambon bay. Ambon itself reaches from the beach up to the hills...
from there you will find nice views to the town, to an over the bay and the blue north mountains.
How to Stay:
The time is quick, and so it is not easy to recommend an hotel or how to stay- quick all can change, difficult to give an recommendation- so only some few remarks.
- Just very new (2011) is the SWISSBEL Hotel Ambon, a new hoteltower with much fascilities in the inner city must have a good view from up. But for traveller a little to hight priced and to much airconditioned....
- Just cross over from the SwissBell Hotel, across the street is the older "Hotel Manise", a middle great hotel, maybe build from the 60-ties, so the inside fascilities have some years more. But it is quite ok, but a little loud, cause of Karaoke at weekend.
-In direction to the gouvernors building is the smaller but nice "Hotel Mutiara". Special is the good location, direct near main street, and a shadowed by little green trees around it.
-->>But maybe the best you see and find out by yourself, or in before at Internet- or connect it and ask the taxi driver at airport! My recommendation is to chose a stay in the center area of Ambon, last but not least a good choice cause of short walking distances.
Go around in Ambon:
In the center it is usually easy to reach all, cause in walking distance.
Try also an angkot or inside center of Ambon the becak. Taxi is even good for greater distances or at the mountains or the beachsides. But it needs to speek a little bahasa Indonesia. Be aware- Sunday is traditional a free day "untuk beristirahat" in Ambon and Maluku - so be not surprised that at sunday it is difficult to get an taxi or a chartered car or a boat without check it in before!
Fondest memory: Ambon skyline:
Ususal coming from Pattimurah Airport in Laha and have a little time, so dont hesitate to ask the driver to make a stop at a beachsite across Ambon!
You will have (see the photo)- have a good place to see the Amboina , the "Ambon manisee" over the bay.
It is ever a good place to hold on, try to make a little break.
So at last May 2012 after some long years, able to come again to Ambon, and after seemly endless cold night flight with Batavia Air from Jakarta, we was very glad to see Ambon skyline again, with the glimmer of towers of Ambon Maniseé appearing in the morning haze...
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Exploring the Ambon Island
Favorite thing: My favorite is the beach, culture, and food :-)
Fondest memory: Ambon Manise is the famous nick-name for Ambon. Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku which is built on a hillside overlooking the bay, has a number of interesting sites of historical and cultural interests. I never get bored to come back again in Ambon for the rest of my life. The beauty and the exotica of Ambon would be last forever and still Manise! So why don’t you come and see it.