Clean & tidy beach within city limits
The old estuary of the Gowa River was silted and blocked. Today a straightened path for the river was adopted to flow directly into the sea. This area in the shape of a cape and was part of the Ox-bow area, now rehabilitated and named as Tanjong Bungah.
On the peninsula there were few features installed:- the Trans Studio Theme park, the GTO shopping mall [Global Trade Center] and an open area with proper beach. This nice place isolated from the city but just at its border must be less than 3 kilometers from the town center.
The locals with so much ocean around them should be happy that a proper beach front is available for playing and swimming
The sand at the beach unfortunately is not silvery. Due to volcanic activities in the region it is grayish.
I was there during the week days and I could not ascertain how well the beach area was utilized for swimming in the sea. But from the looks of those locals present with casting nets plus the tiny jetty, I can safely presume that this place is good for fishing.
There was a good spacious car parks and facilities in children playground.
Now we know how locals could have good times in the weekend without venturing too far.
Equipment: Swim wear and light fishing gears
Rafting in Tana Toraja is very interesting because the river is very wild to be congueror. The two river that ussually used for this purpose are Maiting river ( 4th grade) and Sa'dan river (5th grade). Beside struggled against the wave, tourist also can see the beautiful scenery of the untouch Torajan village along way the river.
Equipment: There many travel agent or adventure agent in Rantepao (Capital of Tana Toraja district) such as "INDO SELLA' ECO EXPEDITION" that already provide all equipment to rafting, include the transportation to the river. But I suggest that tourist sholud bring their personal drugs, mosquitto repellent and some meals.