The ancient artifacts, Walennae village

The Southwestern Peninsula Of Sulawesi

The history, culture, and landscape of South Sulawesi combine together to create a very unique travel experience. South Sulawesi covers the southwestern peninsula of Sulawesi – a mountainous region of natural beauty. The Bugis, Makassar, Mandar and Toraja are the four ethnic groups that call South Sulawesi home. South Sulawesi’s sea faring traditions were established[…]

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Loka Camp, Bantaeng

Bantaeng, A Quiet Coastal Town With A Centuries Old Tradition Of Fishing

Head south out of Makassar following the coast road around the tip of the South Sulawesi peninsula, you’ll come to Bantaeng – a quiet coastal town with a centuries old tradition of fishing. In recent years, as the price of fish has declined, many of the fishermen have switched to harvesting seaweed, which is used[…]

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Losari beach

Makassar City, The Hub For Eastern Indonesia

Indonesia’s 10th largest city – Makassar – is the capital of South Sulawesi province, and the largest city in the eastern part of Indonesia. Makassar has always been the prominent economic and transit hub it is today. Going back 700 years, it was called Ujung Pandang. At that time Makassar’s sea port was a beehive[…]

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Tana Toraja burials

Tana Toraja, An Ethnic Group Indigenous To A Mountainous Region Of South Sulawesi

In South Sulawesi province there is a district called Toraja or Tana Toraja (Toraja Land). It is a highland inhabited by its people who have unique and interesting traditions. The district is located in the northern part of South Sulawesi. By bus, it takes about eight hours to get to Tana Toraja from Makassar, the[…]

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The town of Benteng, Selayar

Selayar : Crystal Clear Tropical Waters

Located at the most southern end of South Sulawesi, this quiet and now isolated island of Selayar, with its swathes of pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters used to have an illustrious past. Ancient Javanese writings in the Nagara Kertagama mention that in the 14th century there was already a thriving kingdom on Selayar. This[…]

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The Taka Bonerate National Park, South Sulawesi

The Stunning Taka Bonerate National Park

Stretching south of the main island of Sulawesi in the Flores Sea, the Taka Bonerate National Park in the Selayar Regency is predominantly a rich marine park, but it is also habitat to a number of bird species from land birds, to coastal and sea birds that frolic on the many sand dunes. The Island of Selayar is[…]

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The city of Mamuju, Sulawesi

Mamuju, Explore The Hidden Beauty Of Sulawesi

Once forming part of the vast South Sulawesi Province, the province of West Sulawesi was not officially formed until 5th October 2004. Along with the establishment of the new province, a capital was chosen as the center of government activities, which fell on the little coastal town of Mamuju, which lies most central in this tall shaped province. Not only[…]

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Indo Rannuang Waterfall, Polewali Mandar

The Amazing Indo Rannuang Waterfall And The Limbong Sitodo River

Situated approximately just a mere 8 Km from the heart of Polewali, capital of the Polewali Mandar Regency in West Sulawesi, nature presents some of its best features at the Indo Rannuang Waterfall and the Limbong Sitodo River that runs below. The two fascinating spots are administratively located within the Kunyi Village in the Anreapi sub-district. Limbong Sitodo is a natural bathing area and[…]

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The tomb caves of Londa, Toraja

Londa’s Burial Caves, The Popular Tourist Destinations in Toraja

“On the walls of a steep hill, coffins hang from cracks in the rocky face”. Lifelike wooden sculptures or effigies complete with clothes, stand in neat rows in cracks hollowed out in the cliff faces, very much like the windows & balconies of a house. These represent the dead who are buried there. Not far[…]

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Rafting adventure, Sa'dan river

Rafting Grade-5 Rapids On Toraja’s Sa’dan River

The Sa’dan river which follows the road as one travels up from Makale to Rantepao in the highlands of Toraja in South Sulawesi, is the lifeblood of the people of Toraja, as the Sa’dan irrigates the surrounding fertile ricefields and provides water for both humans and cattle in this largely agricultural land. The Sa’dan river has its source in the mountains[…]

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Toraja burial place, Kete Kesu village

The Ancient Village Of Ke’te Kesu in The Heart Of The Toraja Highlands

Kete Kesu is a quaint, traditional village concealed in the mountainous region of Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. It sits amidst a vast expanse of rice fields, and is the oldest village in the Sanggalangi district. The village is over 400 years old, and is said to have not changed at all in the last 400 years. Kete[…]

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Bantimurung waterfall, Maros

Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park : Roaring Waterfall, Kingdom Of Butterflies

In 1857, leading British naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace discovered wonders beyond his imagination as he travelled into the interior of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He found himself surrounded by thousands of enchanting butterflies of various sizes and colors. Fascinated by the scene, he dubbed the area “the Kingdom of Butterflies” and later spent most of his[…]

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Celebes Convention Center, Makassar

Makassar Conventions And Exhibitions in The Hub Of Eastern Indonesia

Makassar, once called Ujung Pandang, has now reverted to its original and more familiar name it carried through the ages. Bustling Makassar is the most important city in South Sulawesi, the sea trade and airline hub to Indonesia’s eastern islands. Makassar itself is famed for its bright handwoven silk sarongs, silver and gold handicrafts, as well[…]

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