Siau Island, Indonesia

Siau is an island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, located in the Sangir Archipelago approximately 130 km (80 miles) off the northern tip of Sulawesi in the Celebes Sea. The northern part of the island forms the volcano known as Karangetang (Api Siau), which is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes.

The island has very fertile soil. The major products are ebony, rattan, nutmeg, and coconuts. The other islands of the group are Sangihe, Tahulandang, and Biaro. The highest point is Mount Awu (1,850 m/6,070 ft), an active volcano on Sangihe. Tahuna, a town on the island of Sangihe, is the chief port of the area.

Things to see and do

* Karangetan volcano
* Diving
* Siau beach hot springs
* Whale & dolphin watching

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (Rp)
Language – Indonesian
Land Area – 15,364 km² (Nth Sulawesi)
Population – 2,000,000 approx (Nth Sulawesi)
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 685

Port Location – The main port is located at Tahuna on the island of Sangihe.

Transport Links – Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado has regular international flight service to/from Singapore (Silk Air) and Davao/Philippines (Sriwijaya Air). Most of the destinations within Indonesia are also easily accessible from the international standard airport.

Pelni has six large passenger boats calling at the deep-water port of Bitung, plus there are many smaller ferries out of Manado itself. They call at ports along the coast, go north to Tahuna (Sangihe) and Lirung (Talaud) or over to Ternate and Ambon.

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