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> Philippines to Sulawesi by boat?
kingy99
post Mar 19 2009, 03:57 AM
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Hi there,

I'm preparing a trip to Philippines/Indonesia next year and I just wondered whether anybody knew anything about catching a ride on a boat from South Philippines, I think it will have to be from either General Santos or Davao to North Sulawesi. How often they leave? How safe it is? and even whether they leave at all!

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post Mar 19 2009, 08:42 AM
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I don't know if you're going to have much luck...

Wikitravel says:
Sulawesi's main ports of entry is Makassar, which has frequent flights throughout the archipelago. Manado acts as a secondary hub, with some interesting connections eastward to Halmahera and Papua. Both cities have direct flights from Singapore on SilkAir and from Kuala Lumpur on Air Asia.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Sulawesi#Get_in


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post Mar 19 2009, 09:45 AM
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It's probably possible but I don't know how safe it is. There's been unrest in the region for years. They are also some of the most over crowded ferries in the world.

I guess it's probably best to get a boat from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo. From there you might be able to get a ferry/bus to Balikpapan, Indonesian Borneo and an onward ferry to Sulawesi.


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