Makassar Tourist Traps

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    Chinatown it's not

    by CheekyShooky Written Apr 10, 2007

    Like most Chinatown in the world, you will see the word Chinatown written on a board and hung between 2 large pillars. It is the same in Makassar but when you go in, there's just a few stalls. The actual Chinatown is a few blocks away and it is regonised not by the name/pillars but by the red lanterns hanging everywhere.

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    Gold & Silver Lover?

    by RoyJava Updated Feb 19, 2005

    My mom is a true gold lover. Especially the Indonesian gold she lovesss!

    Ujung Pandang is supposed to be a good place for buying Kendari-style crafts. The jewelry shops are numerous, so I got her some ... Much later I heard a lot of the gold is made in Ujung Pandang, not in Kendari on the South-Eastern peninsula of Sulawesi as the name would suggest ...

    Unique Suggestions: The best to do is to buy jewelry stuff with a good Makassarese friend, or ask around at the hotel ...

    Fun Alternatives: I decided not to tell my mom about the Ujung Pandang and Kendari difference and, fortunately I had some beautiful colorful ikat-dyed silk, not that cheap, though very welcome to my now late mom (God Have Her Soul)

    painting by Roy James Döhne
    aquarel 14 - 20 cm.
    Roy James Döhne - 2003
    free to VT

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    • Luxury Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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