Makassar Travel Guide

  • Makassar
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  • Makassar
    by FlyingDutchmen
  • Makassar
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Makassar Things to Do

  • Malino, Flower Town (Kota Bunga) near...

    If you think Makassar is very hot, especially in the middle day in dry season, very busy plus its air pollution, I suggest you to visit other small towns not far from this busy city. One of them is Malino.Malino is a small town, located about 70 km from Makassar to east. Different with Makassar, that has a hot weather, this town is cooler because...

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  • Manipi, A Green Small Town

    After writing about Malino, now I want to write about Manipi.Manipi is a small town, green and fresh, like Malino, about 115 km from east Makassar, or about 40 km from Malino to the east. There are many ricefields here. There are some rivers. In the villages, people generally work as farmers.The villages are still natural. The weather here is also...

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  • FORT ROTTERDAM

    Ford Rotterdam is one of the best-preserved examples of Dutch architecture in Indonesia. This old fortress on Jl. Ujung Pandang, overlooking the harbour right in the heart of the city, is one of the principal attractions of Ujung Pandang. Rebuilt in Dutch style the fort now bears the rather more nationalistic title of Benteng (Fort) Ujung...

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Makassar Hotels

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Makassar Restaurants

  • Home away from home food

    Before I started, I was looking for an appropriate title to slot this article. Closest on the suggested list was - "Chinese/Tim Sum."Sorry! The range of Chinese foods though closely affiliated with the well accepted Tim Sum goes way beyond that. This restaurant is one where Chinese cuisine was cooked in the traditional style that we are accustomed...

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  • Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown

    We needed to try out the taste of locally grille fishes and we were looking for proper restaurants where we could dine in comfort and confidence.Though the ambience that we desired is not a prerequisite among the locals, I am sure there must be such establishments. We kept asking around and at last found one.It was closed for renovation and its new...

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  • Best of the Best - grilled sea-food

    Makassar by the sea, on a visit to this city? Then should try the seafood offered here!Without doubt, this task cannot be omitted. Our local friends advised us that tasting grilled fishes was never a new experience. The food is getting the raw fishes cleansed and put them over a barbecue fire. It is the same basic preparation and can be done...

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Makassar Nightlife

  • Paint the town red

    Passing through the neat street at Losari Beach and after all the goldsmith shops in Jalan Somba Opu are closed for the day. Sunset is over! Where can a stranger new in town go to for night life?Go over to the amusement Park of Trans Studio? This place is more for the younger set.Nice to go for tha drink and stay on until the night life starts....

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  • Late Night Shopping?

    Going for a drink and a dance seems a descent in true darker area's in Indonesia. The bigger cities (at Java & Bali) show some real night-life, but in other places the people go to sleep when night is falling.Then the city comes to alive to take its visitors to nightlife after sunset. Bugis women (Kupu Kupu Malam/Night Butterflies) will keep you...

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  • 'Glittering' night along Chinatown

    Chinatown is a nice place to hang-out in the night time. The mercury lamps along the street plus old and new temples make the atmosphere "glittering'. And several hawker stalls and fresh fruits sellers can be found here too. Casual

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Makassar Transportation

  • CV. BERLIAN RENT MAKASSAR

    BERLIAN RENT one of the transportation services that serve the rental service monthly and annual contracts for corporate companies that do contract work in Makassar and in part our focus to service Domestic and International guests who visit the city of Makassar.vision:"Being the Best Transportation Service Company and Reliable with Excellent...

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  • Car with driver

    This is year 2010. The regular rental price for car with driver is normally fixed at Rupees 600,000.The time for operation is 8.00 am till 10.00 pm.We booked nad had the car all to ourselves. But after all the driving around, we were worn off by 6.00 pm and so we dismissed the driver for the rest of the time. There are 2 methods of calculation. The...

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  • Becak or Ricksaw

    I was pleasantly surprised to see "human operated" Ricksaws still in use as a normal mode of transport. In other cities like Malacca and Penang, they have this ancient form of transport evolved into tourist attraction.However in Makassar, there are more Ricksaws than taxis in street corners. The later mainly used by tourist. The Ricksaws here were...

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Makassar Shopping

  • Traditional Weaving In Tana Toraja

    This shop was the most completed traditional Ikat weaving in Tana Toraja District. Beside that in this shop visitor also can see how to make the local craft using the real traditional machine that made by wood and how to paint it with the natural materials. This shop has many kind of Ikat Weaving, starting with the one that made using modern paint...

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  • Jewelry - Carvings - Sarung

    Go to shop in the Jalan Sombu Opu! All down this street, located at South of Fort Rotterdam and one block East of the waterfront, are jewelry shops, woodcarvings, plaited work, seashells, Makassarese brassworks, Torajan crafts, mother-of-pearl broaches, Torajan and Bugis sarungs, clove artifacts, postcards etc. The superb craftsmanship and...

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  • Artificial island offshore Makassar :)

    I am not a shopping minded when I go travels. Except finding local craft and handicraft or something unique which can not be found in my own place. But here in Makassar, I go to a department store called Bunga Raya. And it's not about shopping itself, but the place. It's situated on ... kinda artificial island in offshore of Makassar and I do enjoy...

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Makassar Local Customs

  • Make your dreams come true - Go...

    I had an interest in exploring caves, and that was in the early 1990s. I had since stopped caving as the hobby was called. Recently the media reported and also showed a documentary of a large cave in central Vietnam. This newly found cave took over the title of the world's largest cave away from previous title holder Rajah Caves of Mulu, Sarawak,...

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  • Currency

    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...

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  • Local Belief

    People of all races do want to believe in rejuvenation. All sort of legends they behold as true and, the licence to the "make-me-young-again". Included the wish to keep beautiful, too!So there still are places all over the Indonesian islands, mostly lakes or places along the kali/river, where you could get back some "beauty". A lot of young girls...

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Makassar Warnings and Dangers

  • Dirty ice tea water at hawker

    Dirty ice tea water at hawker !!When you eat at hawker or wet market please make sure that you should buy mineral water not ask for tap water, tea, ice tea etc because sometimes they use uncooked water.

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  • The city of Makassar

    Makassar is the one of the big city in the eastern part of Indonesia, and also the biggest city in Sulawesi Island. As like others big city around the world Makassar also has a dark side such as burglar and thefts, so I suggest to all tourist do not wear unappropriate clothes and jewellery, its better to bring only the useful equipment before...

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  • landslide along the way 2 malino

    since subgrade along the way approach 2 malino is unstable, so...there r often a landside that couse the pavemnet n it's shoulder damage. make sure u use a 4wheel drive car, it's suggested NOT use a big vehicle, since the narrow of the roadway, 2 ease ur movement trcking the way

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Makassar Tourist Traps

  • Chinatown it's not

    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?

    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...

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Makassar What to Pack

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    by radin Updated Jan 2, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Tourist better bring an umbrella or a hat and sun block cream to avoid them from the heat of sun and rain that sometimes came unpredictable

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: People that want visit the city of Makassar better use a polite casual wear, like T-shirt and sport shirt, but for the ladies better not wear Tank-top or Short Pants cause that clothing is not polite for Indonesian people. That clothing became important due to the this city weather condition that extremly hot ( 32-33 C in day time)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito reppelent is an important things that tourist should bring when visiting tropical city in Indonesia like Makassar. There are several Indonesian brand mosquito reppelent that tourist can buy in Makassar or other part in Indonesia, such as Sari Puspa and Autan. The price are between Rp 2.000 to 2.500 per sachet.

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Makassar Off The Beaten Path

  • Paotere Harbor - Landing the fishes

    Sulawesi can boast of having the longest coastline and had for long a thriving maritime industry. Much products harvested from the sea are being exported - live fishes and shark fins etc. These industries, the ordinary people do not see. But there is an interesting activity that everyone can participate - help the hard working fishermen clear their...

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  • Exotic Mountain along way to Tana Toraja

    Exotic Mountain or Gunung Nona (In Indonesian language) or Buntu Kabobong (in Toraja Traditional Language) that has mean "The Mount Of Girl". There is a myth that this mountain was made by God curse. That happen when God know there was a king in Sulawesi that want to married his own daughter, so the king and her daughter was cursed into a mountain....

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  • Watch the Buffalo fight at Rambu Solok...

    Traditional buffalo fight or Tedong Ma'pasilaga in Torajan language are held during the Rambu Solok ceremonies. The Rambu Solok ceremony are the most waiting event to all tourist that came to Tana Toraja but sometimes their too focus watching the ceremony inside the village and missed to see the traditional buffalo fight that held in the paddy...

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Makassar Sports & Outdoors

  • Akarena - Proper Beach for Makasaar

    Clean & tidy beach within city limitsThe 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...

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  • Congueror Toraja Wild River

    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. There many travel...

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  • Much talked about Losari Beach of...

    Watching sunset in Losari BeachPrior to my visit to Makassar, I read about the local attraction - Losari Beach and checked the Googles map. So much has been written in the internet about the " must see" experiences watching sunset on Losari beach.Losari is the name for that short stretch of the coastline where the newer segment of city was fronting...

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  • Refreshing Temperature

    Visiting the Bantimurung Waterfalls is so great, while the falling water brings about a very pleasing temperature. When not that crowded it is a wonderful stay in the day for a picnic.BANTIMURUNG WATERFALL May the kali behind be some dangerous, a jump down-wards the waterfall completes your perfect day, and ... the rocks are not that "licin"...

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  • You speak Bahasa Indonesia?

    Though I got some of the Indonesian language with my parents we were not allowed to speak Bahasa Indonesia (as "outcast" Indo-generation) when youngster. Speaking some "pasar-Malay" (the former "lower" Indonesian language the colonials spoke) I managed to understand Bahasa Indonesia too. How I managed? By talking to the kids all around ... When...

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