Introducing Pulau Ternate
The dramatic volcanic cone of Gunung Api Gamalama (1721m) dominates Pulau Ternate. Settlements are sprinkled around its lower coastal slopes with villages on the east coast coalescing into North Maluku’s biggest town, Kota Ternate. The city makes a useful transport gateway for the region and has fishing harbours filled with colourful boats and a few remnant stilt-house neighbourhoods. And the neighbouring volcanic islands look particularly photogenic when viewed from one of the hillside hotel and restaurant terraces.