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Masohi is a town of 38,000 people (2020) on the shores of Elpaputih Bay on the south of Seram Island in Maluku. It is a gateway to Manusela National Park and Mount Binaya, the highest mountain in Maluku.



Masohi is the capital city of Maluku Tengah Regency.



Masohi is a city that was built on November 3, 1957, and was inaugurated through the laying of the first stone by the first president of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir Soekarno. The word "Masohi" means mutual cooperation or gotong-royong in Indonesian.

Get in

Map of Masohi

By boat

  • 1 Pelabuhan Amahai. There is a daily fast boat to Masohi City from Port Tulehu in Ambon.

By car


You may drive a car from Ambon and you have to take a ferry from Liang in Ambon Island to Kairatu in Seram Island and through the national road, Trans Seram to get to Masohi City.

Get around


By bemo


An Indonesian bemo called Angkot serves around the main road of Masohi city.

By ojek


Using ojek (motorcycle taxi) is more flexible to go to tourists or public objects.


Ora Beach
Freshwater coming out on Air Belanda Beach
Salmon-crested cockatoo, the endemic fauna in Seram Island, in captivity in a village deep inside the Manusela National Park
  • 1 Air Ninivala, Tehoru. A misty blue lake.
  • 2 Air Belanda Beach (Pantai Air Belanda). If you dig the sand, there is a freshwater spring coming out from the sand.
  • 3 Manusela National Park (Taman Nasional Manusela).
  • 4 Ora Beach (Pantai Ora). A White sand beach with some traditional cottages. There is also become snorkeling spot with clownfish and corals. Beware of sea urchins.
  • 5 Tanjung Kuako Beach (Pantai Tanjung Kuako).
  • 6 Tebing Makariki, Yaputih, Tehoru. A blue water lake and there is a small waterfall.
  • 7 Tugu Ir. Soekarno (Baileo Ir. Soekarno). A national hero monument.
  • 8 Tugu Kota Masohi Pamahanunusa, Namaelo. City monument.


  • 1 Hatupia Cave (Goa Laut Hatupia). For cave swimming.
  • 2 Ekowisata Mangrove Amahai (Jeti Mangrove Amahai). Go trekking in the mangroves.
  • 3 Mount Binaiya (Gunung Binaiya). The highest mountain in Maluku (3,027 masl). You need a permit letter from the Manusela National Park Office in Masohi City to climb Mount Binaiya. Gunung Binaiya (Q863497) on Wikidata Mount Binaiya on Wikipedia
  • 4 Tebing Batu Hatusaka. The deepest vertical cave in Indonesia, rappeling (abseiling).


  • 1 Toko MM Baru, Namaelo. 08:15-22:15. A grocery store.


  • 1 Rumah Makan Madura. Rice with various side dishes.
  • 2 Warung Makan Surabaya, Namaelo, +62 852 433 76717. 5AM-11PM. Javanese food, sate (satay), and gule (gulai).



Coffee shops

  • 1 Lain Hati Masohi, Jl. Pattimura, Namaelo, +62 813 428 98859.


  • 1 Hotel Onemai, Namaelo. A budget hotel. From Rp250,250.



The telephone area code of Masohi is 0914.

Go next

  • Bula, the capital of Seram Bagian Timur Regency.
  • Piru, the capital of Seram Bagian Barat Regency.
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