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Welcome to Makassar
Before called “Makassar”, this capital city of Sulawesi Province was named “Ujung Pandang”. It was entitled as Kota Pelaut as most of its people were sailors, the expert in sailing into the sea by Pinisi ship. Makassar was also called as Kota Perdagangan as it had become the center of trade in Southeast Asia in the 16th century.
Makassar is one of the cities full of culinary. This city has lots of variety of unique food becoming the favorite all over the nation. Some of the most popular are coto makassar, maros bread, palu butung, konro soup and pisang ijo ice. Besides that, its location near to Makassar Strait makes this city have abundant various and fresh sea products. The seafood products are proven to be able to attract the tourists to come to this city.
Its sea potential and history support the Makassar tourism sector. This city has lots of beaches and islands surrounded by sea, with Losari Beach as its beauty queen. Fort Rotterdam, one of the historical sites, has become the tourism icon of Makassar until now.
Among other cities around it, Makassar is the most developed one. This city is even included in one of the biggest metropolis cities in Indonesia. The city has complete and sophisticated infrastructures. An international airport, stars hotels, world-class restaurants, public transportations and professional car rentals are available here. The biggest indoor theme park in Indonesia (Trans Studio World) was even first to be opened in the city center of Makassar.
The Most Popular Destinations in Makassar
1. Fort Rotterdam
Fort Rotterdam is standing dashingly on the seaside of the west sea of Makassar. This place is the primary destination to visit to get to know the history of South Sulawesi very well. This reason is that Fort Rotterdam became the house for La Galigo Museum which treasures pre-historical objects and other collections describing the cultural development in South Sulawesi.
The King of Gowa IX built Fort Rotterdam in 1545. This fort was formed in the shape of a turtle that local people called it "Benteng Panyyua" (turtle). Before taking over by Netherland, this fort was officially named "Benteng Ujung Pandang".
Fort Rotterdam is located in Jalan Ujung Pandang No 1, Bulo Gading. It is around 15 minute-drive from Soekarno Hatta Port or 30 minute-drive from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport. The tourists usually come to this beautiful fort by a rented car, then stop by to Losari Beach, located about 1 kilometer from there.
2. Losari Beach
This beautiful beach, which is located on the west side of the city, has become the icon of Makassar tourism for a long time. The local people and the tourists usually flood this beach to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset in the enchanting sea line. Most tourists enjoy that romanticism while relaxing and taking photos with their spouse, friends or family.
The panorama of Losari Beach is perfectly beautiful. Apart from the refreshing beach, the park at the seaside is also beautiful that gives us many spots to relax and take good photos. In several sides, the tourists can find Makassar special food stalls. One of the most favorite ones is pisang epe (grilled banana).
Losari Beach is located in Jalan Penghibur, Makassar City. The tourists coming by private or rented car can park their cars easily in the available area. Before chasing the sunset in Losari Beach, the tourists can go on culinary tourism and go shopping in Somba Opu Street, only 1 kilometer from the beach.
3. Somba Opu Street
Somba Opu Street (Jalan Somba Opu Street) is the center of unique souvenirs from Kota Angin Mamiri. The tourists usually make Somba Opu Street as the last stop before returning home. They spend time here going shopping in the afternoon and going on a culinary tour at night.
Close from Fort Rotterdam, a hundreds of shops are lined up neatly on the road. Those shops mostly sell various typical souvenirs of Makassar such as food, clothes, accessories, musical instruments and other handicrafts. Among the locals, Somba Opu Street is more popular as jewelry sales center. When the sunset is coming, this area will become a culinary center.
The visitors will be so eager when going shopping in Somba Opu Street due to the low and negotiable prices. If you come here, do not forget to take home Cap Tawon Oil (Minyak Cap Tawon) and Bugis tenun (typical woven cloth), the featured products here.
4. Trans Studio Makassar
Hearing the name of Trans Studio Makassar, people will automatically imagine an exciting situation of playing around in this theme park with their family and friends. In this park, the tourists can enjoy the full recreation, ranging from dozens of rides, world-class performances, the center of culinary and shopping.
Trans Studio Makassar operates in 4 hectares room in Integrated Area of Trans Studio Makassar, Jalan HM. Dg. Patompo, Metro Tanjung Bunga. The location is only about 15-drive from the city center of Makassar. Inside that area, the Trans Studio Theme Park is located next to the Trans Studio Mall Makassar.
This theme park offers 20 fun rides and various exciting performances for all ages. The tourists can buy the entrance ticket in Traveloka to avoid a long queue. It will be more fun if you come here together with family or friends. That is the reason why renting a car, including the driver is the best choice to go here.
5. Malino Highlands
Malino Highlands offers the beautiful nature of Makassar. This destination offers the freshness of a 200-hectares tea garden on the highlands. This advantage is very suitable for the tourists wanting to relax with their family.
This natural tourist attraction is located in Tinggimoncong, Gowa. It is about 90 kilometers to the south of the city center or equal to 2 – 3 hour drive. The visitors from Makassar are best to use a rented car to come here. Along the way, do not forget to open the car window to see the scenery.
Not only highlight the green landscape, Malino Highlands also provides a variety of recreation and interesting facilities. Paragliding, bicycle rentals, bungee jumping, kite festivals, horse tracks, mini zoos and culinary stalls are available here. Lodgings are also available in this area. Everything looks beautiful in 1,200 meters area above the sea level.
6. Paotere Port
Going on holiday to Makassar is incomplete if you do not visit this old Port. Paotere that located in Kecamatan Ujung Tanah around 5 kilometers from the city center is known as one of the legacies from the past. This ancient port is located about 3 kilometers from Losari Beach.
Paotere Port is a legacy from the Gowa-Tallo Kingdom which has already existed since 14th century. At that time, the King sent a convoy of 200 Pinisi ships from Paotere Port to Melaka to carry out attacks. In the subsequent development, this vintage port became one of the centers of international trade.
In this present time, Paotere Port is a house of cheap fish auction and a parking lot for Pinisi ship and Lambo (a traditional boat) owned by locals. This view is unique to be watched up close, especially when it is taken into the photographs as traveling memories in Makassar.
7. National Park Bantimurung
This national park is often called “Kerajaan Kupu-Kupu di Sulawesi Selatan”. The main attraction of this conservation park are thousands of beautiful butterfly species, 20 of them are considered to be rare.
Nasional Bantimurung Park area reaches 43,750 hectares. In that area, the tourists can see various beautiful butterflies in the middle of beautiful nature closely. Tropical forest, waterfalls, caves and limestones hill area along the park become a very comfortable house for those wide-winged insects.
Apart from chatting with those butterflies, the tourists can also enjoy going on ecotourism in 80 more natural and prehistoric caves, widespread in several spots in Bantimurung National Park. Discover this natural conservation in Jalan Poros Maros-Bone, KM 12, Bantimurung, Maros. It is only 1 to 2-hour drive from the city center. The tourists are suggested to use a rented car and experienced driver to come here.
Traveling Around Makassar By Car
Makassar is blessed with various popular tourist destinations which are very beautiful. Most of them offer the charm of nature but unfortunately located quite far from the city center.
Of course, this is not a problem if the tourists take the car to travel around Makassar. Moreover, if the tourists come with their families or friends, traveling by car is bound to be very interesting and not tiring. Along the way, they can see the atmosphere of Makassar city and try to get more intimate with the city.
For more comfortable experience, the tourists usually travel around Makassar by using a car rental service with a driver. They can feel satisfied with going around the city as the driver is ready to take them anywhere quickly in a limited time. Now, car rentals in Makassar can be booked via online in Traveloka. This way is an effective and efficient method, especially in the modern era like now.
The Best Times To Visit Makassar
Your visit to Makassar should give an exciting experience. That depends on how you choose the time of the tour. To choose the right time, pay attention to several things as follow:
Makassar is a hot city. The temperature here is about 27 – 33 degree Celsius at a day. If you want to enjoy the city with the ideal temperature, come in between June and August or December and February.
Most tourists are coming to Makassar in May, July and August. In those months, the airplane ticket and hotel prices will increase dramatically.
Usually, between September to November there are not too many visitors coming to Makassar. Those months are the best time for the tourists who want to enjoy the quiet Makassar or want to save more money.
To get the best experience at Losari Beach, you should come at sunset, which is at 17:00.
The best time to visits lots of beaches in Makassar is from June to September. In those months, the rainfall is low and the temperature is not too hot.
Traveling Tips By Car in Makassar
For a trouble-free car traveling in Makassar, the tourists need to pay attention to these following tips:
Use the best condition car. Prepare the physical and machine of the car well before going on a long journey. Make sure you always take the letters of the car.
The tourists can use a rental car service in Makassar for a more satisfying trip. Choose a trusted car rental at Traveloka. Currently, Traveloka provides various types of car rentals from providers who have passed the verification. Booking car rental in Traveloka is very easy, fast and safe. The users can compare prices from many providers in one application.
There is a car rental service that allows the release of the key. However, the visitors should choose a package with the driver. Experienced drivers can take the visitors traveling to many places in a short time.
Do not hesitate to ask interesting recommendations from the driver. The driver usually has lots of unique recommendations, which others may still rarely know.
Save the car rental provider and driver’s number and to anticipate the unexpected events.
Bring enough meal and medicine for motion sickness as some destinations around Makassar take hours to be reached.
Confirm your car rental orders in 1 or 2 days before your arrival in Makassar. Make sure your order is recorded and ready to use at the time needed.