North Maluku is a province of Indonesia. It covers the northern part of Maluku Islands, which are split between it and Maluku Province. Maluku Province used to cover the entire group. The planned provincial is Sofifi, on Halmahera, but the current capital and largest population is Ternate Island. So, the capital of North Maluku is Ternate. In North Maluku the land makes up just 15 percent of the area`s total surface. In many places the surrounding seas could be thousands of meters deep. North Maluku is in a transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the islands of North Maluku were the original "Spice Islands". At the time, the region was the sole source of cloves. The Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and local kingdoms including Ternate and Tidore fought each other for control of the lucrative trade in these spices. Nutmeg trees have since been transported and replanted all around the world and the demand for nutmeg from the original spice islands has ceased, greatly reducing North Maluku`s international importance.
The society around call it as Talaga Biru, located in Mamuya village, Galela districts. It has clear water and blue colored, so that it called as Talaga Biru. Based on the legend, was said that the fairy who come from the fairyland often take a bath in this pool. The other uniquely of this pool is the leaves that down in this pool are always go to the side of the pool, so that it looks clear and clean.
White sand and Mangroves jungles that grew around it, and become its uniquely. There is sea garden that has sea live around the area, which has various seas live and still fresh. This area is suitable for the tourists who like to dive in the sea.
This beach is famous with its big wave. If the tourists like to have surfing, they can visit this beach on December. At that time, the wave in this Dorume beach can reach a certain height. The other scenery that can enjoy is its soft sand and seems brightness. It is because the Dorume beach has iron seeds.
Dodola Island is surrounded by the wide of white sand that connect Dodola Besar Island and Dodola Kecil Island. The nature panorama around and the clear water are suitable for swimming and diving. There are also other islands that can visit by the tourists. Dodola beach is about 5 miles from Daruba, the capital of South Morotai districts.
The other uniquely of this beach is the strategic location that seems in the middle of bay so, it has quite seawater. It is ideal beach for sky, canoeing, swimming and fishing. Banyan tree that grow along the beach is also the panorama to be enjoyed. On Sunday, this place is very crowded, visited by a lot of visitors.
Beside in Morotai, the historical objects in World War II also found in Kao and Galela area. Kao was the defense base of Japan army in Pacific area. The historical objects are 4 unique canon, 2 bunker, airlines, 3 ships (in Kusu village). There is 2 canon and airlines, in Pune village, Galela district.
Duma Lake is the biggest lake in North Halmahera, located in Galela districts and can reach from land about 45 minutes from Tobelo. Duma Lake offers beautiful natural panorama. The water is clear and calm, so that it suitable for having swimming, fishing and canoeing. There is also Talaga Makete, Talaga Likonano ad Talaga Kapupu, not far from this location.
Mamuya Hot Spring
Mamuya is located in Galela district. It is hot spring that comes from Mount Mamuya. The water is very hot and it`s suitable for soak. The societies around believe that Mamuya hot spring can injure many kinds skin diseases. This place is about 15 km from Tobelo city.
The war cap is called `Kapasti` by society around, is a gift from Sultan Ternate to King Momole. Beside the war cap, there are also the other equipments such as; sword, bottles fill of oil and wood root that band by red stuff and shell that usually used to war. These tools can meet in Soakonora village, Galela Barat district.
One of the unique point that can fid in Wangongira village, West Tobelo is the rice plant that grew in fast river. The river named Molulu means slip. Based to the legend, when a grandma was back from her garden, she brought rice plant then, the grandma was split away. The rice plant then grew in that place till now