Discover and explore Sangihe's charms and trade opportunities

Tahuna Bay, Sangihe Regency Island.
Tahuna Bay, Sangihe Regency Island. Photo from Sangihe Islands Tourist Information FB page

THE Sangihe Archipelago, a regency in North Sulawesi Province, emerged from the splitting of the Sangihe and Talaud districts in 2000.

Steeped in history and tradition, Sangihe has long been a crossroads of cultures, with influences from neighboring islands and beyond shaping its unique identity. Today, the archipelago stands as a testament to the resilience and spirit of its people, who have forged a path of progress and prosperity amidst the challenges of the past.

At the heart of Sangihe's charm lies its warm and welcoming people, whose hospitality knows no bounds. From the bustling markets of Tahuna to the tranquil villages dotting the landscape, the Sangir community invites visitors to experience the warmth of their culture and the richness of their traditions. Notably, many Sangirs, the indigenous people of Sangihe, have also made Mindanao their home due to its proximity, history, and longstanding ties. 

Transitioning to the wealth of natural wonders Sangihe offers, travelers are captivated by its diverse array of tourism destinations. Each site offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Pusunge and Lose
Pusunge and LosePhoto by Davidson Djarang

From the majestic peaks of Pusunge and Lose, offering breathtaking views of Tahuna City and the surrounding islands, to the tranquil shores of Mendaku Island with its pristine white sands and vibrant marine life, Sangihe is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Furthermore, visitors can explore the lush landscapes of Tahuna Boulevard as they witness the enchanting sunset over Tahuna Bay or trek through dense forests to uncover hidden gems like Sura Kakewang Waterfall, where clear, cool waters cascade down from a height of approximately 30 meters.

Kadadima Waterfall
Kadadima WaterfallPhoto from

Immersing oneself in the rich cultural heritage of Sangihe, travelers can wander through traditional villages and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Sangir community. Indulge in the serenity of Kadadima Falls, nestled amidst lush foliage in South Manganitu District, or relax on the wide stretches of white sand at Embuhanga Beach, where the gentle waves of the North Tabukan District lull visitors into a state of tranquility.

Embuhanga Island
Embuhanga IslandPhoto from wisatasyarta.blogspot

Whether seeking adventure in the great outdoors or simply longing for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Sangihe promises an experience like no other. 

Tulude Festival
Tulude FestivalPhoto from

Dive into the rich cultural heritage of Sangihe and explore the timeless tradition of Tulude — a celebration steeped in history and significance. As visitors partake in this annual New Year's ritual, marked by rhythmic dances and colorful ceremonies, they gain a deeper understanding of Sangihe's rich cultural identity and the enduring spirit of its community.

Amazing Sangihe
Amazing SangihePhoto from jogja.tribunnews

Moreover, Sangihe has become a significant player in the tuna industry, forging strong trade ties with General Santos City in Mindanao. In February 2024, the maiden shipment of fresh chilled tuna from Sangihe arrived in General Santos City. The Glaukos Trading Corporation, owned by Hon. Manny Pacquiao, imported tuna from the Maming cooperatives in Sangihe Islands Regency.

This momentous event marked a milestone in the growing trade relations between the two regions. With its abundant marine resources and strategic location, Sangihe offers immense potential for further collaboration and growth in the tuna industry.

Arrival of the Maiden Delivery of Tuna in General Santos City from Sangihe Islands.
Arrival of the Maiden Delivery of Tuna in General Santos City from Sangihe Islands. Photo from Glaukos Trading Corporation

For travelers from Mindanao, the journey to Sangihe begins with a flight to Manado City, followed by a short flight to Melonguane Airport. From there, a scenic boat ride transports visitors to the shores of Sangihe, where adventure awaits at every turn. While the journey may span several hours, the breathtaking beauty of Sangihe makes it well worth the effort.

FB KM Nelayan 2016-5
FB KM Nelayan 2016-5 Photo from Glaukos Trading Corporation

From the tranquil shores of Pananualeng to the bustling markets of Tahuna, Sangihe beckons travelers and investors alike to embark on a journey of discovery and growth.

Traditional Dress of Sangirs
Traditional Dress of Sangirs Photo from

Whether seeking adventure in its natural wonders or exploring business opportunities in its burgeoning industries, Sangihe offers a wealth of experiences waiting to be embraced. As we forge new connections and strengthen existing partnerships, let us seize the opportunities that lie ahead and chart a course toward a brighter future for Sangihe and Mindanao alike.

Together, we can unlock the full potential of this enchanting paradise and create lasting prosperity for generations to come. Indonesian Consulate General in Davao City


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