Welcome to Pulau Halmahera
Not even making Sofifi the provincial capital of Maluku has done much to stimulate tourism on Halmahera. While the north of the island is reasonably developed, and parts of the east are seeing some mining investment, much of the south remains way off the beaten track with roads ending past the town of Mafa. The interior of eastern Halmahera with its national park and rare bird species is equally little-visited. Don't expect to hear much English, but intrepid travellers with plenty of time have some fascinating possibilities for exploration here.