Makale Travel Guide

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Makale Things to Do

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    by ukirsari Written May 5, 2004

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    Showing your guts by visiting hanging coffins and graveyards at rocky cliffs of Ke'te Kesu and Lemo and many places at Toraja Highland. The dead bodies buried in the rocky cliffs with or without the coffins. And you can imagine, those bones and skulls are anywhere around the cliffs. More info in my Rantepao page.

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    by ukirsari Written May 5, 2004

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    Traditional Torajans houses called tongkonan and the rice barn in front of the house. Truely decorative, beautiful and worth for visit [stay overnight here is pretty damn cool, but beware with your head whenever going inside].
    The best I found at Palawa and Ke'te Kesu. See my Rantepao page later :)

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    by ukirsari Written May 5, 2004

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    The full name of this church is Paroki Hati Tak Bernoda Santa Perawan Maria, Makale. In front is the original building and behind is the new one, yellow bit pinky colors. Nice to be there. And close to the Makale Square [alun-alun in my Javanese lingo] and an indoor stadium of Makale, plus a local market. And straight on the front is a ... bulky tower of national electricity company small Eiffel Tower look-alike!

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Makale Restaurants

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    by ukirsari Written May 5, 2004

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    Well, it's a simple balcony cafe nearby Gunung Nona before enter Makale city. Open area where we can see the mountain and the river easily. Take a break there and have a cup of coffee. Plus several local snacks like almond with brown sugar or cakes. And not to be missed are fresh fruits like tomatoes and bananas or papayas. Cool :)
    PS: for Avi Bigbenba The Fruit Lover, this picture is for you!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Hot coffee and almond-brown sugar then tomatoes.

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Makale Transportation

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    by ukirsari Written May 5, 2004

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    From Jakarta to Makassar take a flight by Lion Air [but several more airlines are available, from Garuda, Bouraq to Xpress Celebes Air with variety prices], then continue using bus [takes 10 hours] or car [known by Kijang, about 8 hours] to Makale.

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