"Makassar - City of Maritime" Top 5 Page for this destination Makassar by black_mimi99

Makassar Travel Guide: 107 reviews and 213 photos

Great Sailors

Going to the city of Maritime, Makasar is a wonderful journey that I have. To the city with the people had known since long time ago as a great sailors, brave and heroic. They sailed to Africa, Madagascar island, China, Australia, Conquers Malacca, and Pasifics. They looked upon the stars to find their way, and looked for predictions in the ocean-water. They always had the right feeling by smelling the ocean?.
There are 4 race in south Sulawesi, Bugis, Makassar, Mandar and Torajan.
And all of them live in peacefully and respect one another. Friendly people and nice smile on their face?. Great food, and nice city.

Fort Rotterdam

Located infront of the Losari beach. Ford Rotterdam or Benteng Ujung Pandang was built by the Gowa king, Karaeng Tunipalangga Ulaweng, in 1545.

Sunset on Tanjung Bunga

When arrived here, the sun almost sleep....but still luckily can enjoy the great moment of the sunset...:)

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  • In a nutshell:Wanna meet the great sailors???
  • Last visit to Makassar: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Your pictures and tips rer real good to describe the area. I was reviewing it for history and the culture

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 5:45 AM

    Great page Mimi!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2007 at 5:08 AM

    Heard so much of the Bugis in history as sailors (lanun) and mercenary warriors. So glad to learn more of Makassar. Thanks for sharing. Would love to eat pisang epe. Your pic makes so irresistable.

  • cleomedes's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    Thanks for the nice tips!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 2:51 PM

    What an interesting place! Would love to go there one day! Belated Happy Birthday Mimi!

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 2:57 AM

    Yeahhh pisang epe,... wahhh enak! Great Makassar VT Pages,... and I missed the Dream Cave,... so have to return ;o))) Bye, greets RoyJava


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