Lake Tolire is a lake that located in the Ternate City, North Maluku.
Not many Indonesian people know about Lake Tolire. This lake is located on the Ternate Island Hill, North Maluku. Indonesia does have nature wealth that there is no lodging at unbeatable prices. Indonesia is the world’s paradise or haven of tourism, there is no appeal with other countries because we only select tours what we like. Getting to know Indonesia, you’ll love the country.
Back to Lake Tolire, the lake is under the Mount Gamalama foot, save a sad story and mystery. According to the legend which is believed to be locals, Lake Tolire is divided into two parts, namely Big Tolire Lake (Amo) and Small Tolire Lake (Ici). The outbreak of the Lake due to an error a father to the son of her maiden voyage in the village named Takome. The father’s mistake is hardly bear raping children her maiden voyage himself.
Next, after a heartbreaking tragedy befell the poor girl, there was a landslide and the lake water overflowed. As a result, the village Takome drowned. Oddly enough, after receding lake seems to be divided into two parts. Big Tolire Lake is estimated as a father manifestation. In the meantime, the Small Tolire Lake is a poor girl manifestation.
Another interesting story, now there is a white alligator (albino alligator) that protect the Lake Tolire until now. Local residents believe the lake is inhabited by hundreds of white crocodile measured about 32 ft which often reveals himself. That is why visitors prohibited bathing in the lake, swimming, even fishing on Lake Tolire, because they believe whoever bothers lake will fall prey to white crocodile, so that visitors who come can only watch from safe distance.
The other Lake Tolire attraction is owned by throwing rocks into the lake. Sure, the stones that you throw will never touch the lake water surface. Stones thrown as missing before it gets to the lake surface. Visitors can buy stone’s intentionally provided by local residents around the lake.
The distance from Big Tolire Lake and Small Tolire Lake is only around 0,1 miles away. The Small Tolire Lake is close to the seaside. The water is brackish, because it is close to the sea, which is about 164 ft away. When visiting Big Tolire Lake, automated Small Tolire Lake must pass.
To visit Tolire Lake in Ternate, about access is very easy. It only takes about 10 up to 15 minutes from the Centre of Ternate City, using chartered car with fares range IDR250.000 or about US$26 per day, or rent a motor taxi fare with a IDR10.000 or equivalent with US$1 hourly.