Built in 1834 and restored in semi-colonial style, the Sultan’s Palace is still a family home. There's a museum section with a small but...
On the 27th evening of Ramadan, Lailat-ul-Qadr celebrations see the sultan’s procession arrive to a mass of flaming torches at the Royal...
Known to the Portuguese as Fort Malayo, the Dutch-built Benteng Oranye, which dates from the early 17th century, is a sprawling, largely...
Rumah Makan Popeda Gamalama
This wonderful little market shack is the choice spot to try popeda in Ternate. An array of fish, stewed greens, mushrooms, pumpkin and...
Benteng Tolukko information
A tiny, beautifully situated fort surrounded by a vivid tropical garden, Benteng Tolukko was the first Portuguese stronghold on Ternate (1512). It's better-preserved that the town's two other benteng , inviting a stroll on the battlements for yet another stunning view across to Tidore and Halmahera. If it's locked, knock on the door of the family home next door; they'll have the key.