Makassar is one of the busiest cities in Indonesia known as a trading center of Sulawesi since the 16th century. Even though this city means business, Makassar is heavily decorated with beautiful sceneries, great cuisine, and strong cultural roots! Makassar has so much to offer its visitors!
Interested in an island getaway? Visit the Kodingareng Island! Water sports, sunbathing, picture taking, you name it! The gorgeous white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are yours to enjoy on the island. Another famous island in Makassar is the Samalona Island! Water sports and others are available, but Samalona Island is best known for its delicious seafood cuisine!
Makassar also has a mangrove conservation where visitors can travel in the mangrove forests on a boa: The Ekowisata Mangrove Lantebung. This place is perfect for visitors who want to support the conservation and are interested in taking panoramic pictures!
To dive deep into Makassar’s cultural history, you might want to check out the Balla Lompoa Museum. This museum’s building itself was once a part of the Gowa Sultanate’s palace. Not only can visitors witness the antique Buginese artifacts and architecture, but you can also try on the royal garments and take plenty of pictures with them! Additionally, Makassar still has plenty more to offer!
Makassar is served by the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Buses and taxis are always available from the airport. The bus fares will be around Rp 25,000 per passenger while taxis will cost from Rp 130,000 to Rp 225,000.
Makassar is known for its best and diverse culinary! With the majority of the population being Muslim, Makassar has plenty of Halal restaurant around town. The legendary restaurants known in town are Kedai Air Tahu 43, Konro Karebosi, Kios Satu Satu, Rich Taste, and Mie Hengki.
Makassar has plenty of mosques all over town. The 99 Domes Mosque is the most iconic mosque in Makassar known for their many kubah. Other mosques are Masjid Amirul Mukminin, Masjid Raya Makassar, and Masjid Al Markaz Al Islami.