No matter what season it is in other countries, in Indonesia the season we only have mostly is Summer season but we usually named it hot & dried season LOL I am not lying, that's the truth.
I live in both towns recently. I am currently in Balikpapan no but in the end of October I might fly to Manado again for personal occasions. And in both towns, all I have experienced is hot and dried weather....yeah like I told you before.
The good side of this season is you can get tanned naturally if you visit Indonesian beautiful beaches. Just like what we did last August. I went to the infamous wavy beach known as Pall beach located in Likupang, North Sulawesi with mom dad and family. It was too hot that day but just look at how clearly and blueish the beach is, it heals everything <3