Singgasana Hotel Makassar
Jl. Kajaolaliddo, No.16, Makassar, 90013, Indonesia
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Place to stay in Makassar
I'll be in Makassar 18-21 August 2007. I'm looking for a mid-range hotel less than USD40@night. The ideal location should be near to restaurants and shopping plazas. Any tips? Thanks in advance
Re: Place to stay in Makassar
As you landed at Hasanuddin Air Port then you take a Taxi, ask the driver to take you to the Hotel in front of Losari Beach, I am forget the Telephon Number but you can choice LOSARI BEACH INN or LOSARI BEACH HOTEL, both hotel are located side by side and All Taxi Driver know well this Hotel
Re: Place to stay in Makassar
Thanks for d tip! I will be staying overnight at the Quality Hotel (Jakarta airport) on the 18th August 2007 and take the 7:50am flight by Garuda Airlines to Makassar on the following day.
Travel Tips for Makassar
3S: schooners, sailormen, so blue
Makassar will always be something special for me, since friends of mine are here and I spent part of my childhood here too, as a daughter of a Navy family.
Along the coastline of Makassar, the sea water so blue. As bluewish as my heart if talking about seas and oceans :) Then schooners [or so called phinisi in Bugis' lingo] are everywhere as far as you can see the ocean of Makassar. Yes, Bugis' sailormen were famous worldwide as tough sailormen with magnificent schooners since hundred years ago.
Several facts about Makassar:
- Known as Makassar before changed into Ujung Pandang during Soeharto's era then back into the origin: Makassar
- It's a big harbour for eastern part of Indonesia archipelago after Surabaya
- It was a harbour which the Dutch designated as control port for shipping passed from the western to eastern part of Indonesia and vice versa.
- Becomes the headquarter for annual Wallacea Expedition
- Alfred Russel Wallace in 1859 proclaimed his theory of Wallace Line >> devided 2 regions of fauna, in Asia and Pacific - Australian continents.
To change your money in Indonesia could be a problem when you are in the country. They just can not change when you want to change a lot of money at once.
Better change your money in the airport (not so good rate) or in the hotel. You could look for an ATM to get money with credit-card ( in the Makassar Hotel and others ).
Indonesia's currency is the Rupiah with banknotes of 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000 Rupiah.
100.000 Indonesian Rupiah = 0.007094 Euro
100.000 Euro (EUR) = 1,409,618 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
1 US Dollar = 9,099.00 Indonesian Rupiah
Famous Rice-Paddy Scene
We donot know exactly when rice came into human origins because of its antiquity. That the origins of its domestication ranks as the upmost importance in human history, is a true fact.
It's supposed the rice-culture originated in China, and got to Celebes/Sulawesi from India. Still you can watch the famous "rice-paddy" scenes in Sulawesi, included around Makassar/Ujung Pandang ... just keep your eyes awakenin' when whizzing along the road.
A church inside Fort Rotterdam
This chuch is situated in the heart of Fort Rotterdam. The condition of the building is still well maintenanced and not so far from this church is located an underground prison for Pangeran Diponegoro ~ a prince of Jogjakarta who led the Java War [1825 - 1830] and exiled to Makassar after Dutch taken him in a negotiation meeting [how tricky the conquerors were!!!] at Magelang, central Java. He spent his last 26 years of life here in Fort Rotterdam.
Cave of Dream
The Cave of Dream was found on 24th August 1986. That time there was an artist who was travelling inside Bantimurung Forest in order to find new inspirations, but he was lost for two days and two nights. Two local people were trying to find him, but they failed (the artist could get back home by himself). The night on 24th August 1986 at 10.30 p.m., the local people found this cave. Actually the cave was named "Cave of Fantasy", but local people thought that the name was not suitable, so they changed it into "Cave of Dream" because they said that only in dreams people can see such beautiful stalagtites and stalagmites.
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