Pulau Morotai Travel Guide

  • TRIKORA Monument at Daruba
    TRIKORA Monument at Daruba
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Pulau Morotai Things to Do

  • Dive For A Palm, Hide For Her Fruit

    The palm-island Morotai (c.695 sq mi/1,800 sq km) is located in East-Indonesia, and should be one of the Moluccas. Although preferred the Northern Halmahere Island! Morotai is heavily wooded and famous for its palm trees. Morotai produces timber and resin. Morotai has 2 main towns: Bere Bere and Daruba.Morotai Island was well-known as important...

  • Palm-tree Lovers

    You love palm-trees? Enjoying their shade think of next : >>>When places are warm with a lot of sunshine you'll be sure to find palm trees. Some grow in coastal regions, often close to the water. They are found in the Far East as well the Close West, USA, and some live in the desert near oases.Palm trees look like tall, naked models or...

  • DARUBA City

    The largest cities are all on the beach and include: Daruba, Dahegila (South), Wayabula (South-West), Sangowo (South-East), Busubusu and Wewemo (East) and Berebere (up North).Daruba is the main port of Pulau Morotai and, once served as a temporary headquarter for Mc. Arthur during the Pacific Campaign. Daruba's harbour is full of old wrecks from...


    There is almost no tourism in this area of beautiful, white sandy beaches, excellent coral and clear water. The life remained unchanged though the Second World War had struck it. Some expeditions write about Morotai Island as a tourism destination for families of the former Japanese troop and the Allied Forces. But these tourists are of sporadical...

  • Pak Fred, Dahegila - Daruba

    The strait separating Pulau Morotai from Halmahera is only 16 km or so wide; famous Wallace concluded that they must have been connected in some remote epoch. With the ten of thousands of coconut palms waving in the wind and welcoming its tourists ...From upmost Southern Dahegila (once DahGilah) until the Sabotai Range Mountain that reach 1.130 m...

  • Desa WEWEMO

    Some info about the desa "Wewemo" (east-side).Just after the desa of "Wewemo" there is a remarkable sight; ie. a military graveyard for the 4 persons who had shot down and, their plane crashed into the sea by the Japanese. According to some locals from "Wewemo" 2 of the victims were American, and 2 Indonesian...


Pulau Morotai Transportation

  • Jakarta to Ternate by Garuda

    One could take Garuda Indonesia Airways direct flight from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta Airport to Sultan Babullah Ternate Airport which would take about 3 to 4 hours....or indirect flight from Jakarta to Makassar then to Ternate or from Jakarta to Manado then to Ternate.... From Ternate Kota Baru seaport sailing by boat to Halmehara Sofifi seaport would...

  • Boating Tobelo - Daruba

    Take a boat from Tobelo which located on the northern part of Halmahera island would take about one to two hours to reach Daruba seaport in southwest of Morotai, cost 100,000 rupiah.... it would be better to take a morning boat, the sea calm and the wave still lovely....in the noon or afternoon a big sea wave would rock a boat and would take more...

  • Boat Taxi from Kota Baru to Sofifi

    Take a boat taxi from Ternate Kota Baru seport to Sofifi seaport on west side of Halmahera island would take about 45 minutes, cost IDR 50,000, .....then take a sharing mini van taxi from Sofifi to Tobelo which would take about 4 to 5 hours, cost 100,000 rupiah..... from Tobelo take a boat taxi to Daruba seaport on the southwest side of Morotai...


Pulau Morotai Local Customs

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    by harvardiv Written Apr 17, 2005

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    You'll meet many Moslems here, so be prepared to hear prayers over the loundspeaker at 1pm, and at 5pm.

    A local Moslem community leader.

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Pulau Morotai Off The Beaten Path

  • DAHEGILA Village

    Whenever visiting Pulau Morotai you must go and see the DAHEGILA village. I was born there !!!Looking everywhere for a material prove this kampung once was a village where Dutch families were stationed, just one Morotai-map showed up this location. And guess what???The DAHEGILA village is situated in the upmost southern part of Pulau Morotai. Maybe...

  • Morotai - WW II Place

    People who never heard about Pulau Morotai may remember this island had played an important role during World War II. It was the famous General Douglas Mc. Arthur (Commander-in-chief of the Allied Forces of the Second World War) who started the strategy of jumping from island to another (termed Frog Operation). The General seized Morotai (Base...

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  • WikipediA

    It is not here to put a multinational company in footlight though to find something about Morotai now-a-days is quite difficult. Morotai is a not that popular destination to leave your footprint. So you have to plunge into your own adventure which will be your undoubtfully greatest adventure ... and find your time and money to visit Morotai. So...

  • No Memory

    Born on the island of Morotai though, not one memory survived. Just the Morotai facts of "dive into past" and "deep-sea" belong to the same symbol of my now-adays doings. Reading about Pulau Morotai enthusiasm is growing to return to "my" island in the ocean ... What I am going to miss the most when have visited Pulau Morotai for sure is my mom...

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