Palopo or Kota Palopo is one of the independent cities (towns) situated in South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, and the second-biggest city in the province. Until it acquired its independence, Palopo was the capital of Luwu region. The population of the city was 148,035 at the 2010 surveys. Palopo was founded in c. 1620, probably under the second Muslim ruler of Luwu Kingdom named Sultan Abdullah Muhiddin, who is buried at Malangke, the previous palace centre of Luwu. His monumental grave, which was carved with Majapahit with style floral decorations, was damaged by Kahar Muzakkar rebels in the 1950s with nothing today remains except the location. The advantage of Palopo over the previous palace centre was the potential for trade with the Toraja-speaking Seko-Rongkong valleys.
Bua Airport, also called as Palopo Lagaligo Airport is a regional airport situated in Luwu Regency, South Sulawesi, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. The airport serves the town of Palopo, which is situated 11 km from the airport itself. The airport has a land area of about 100.5 hectares. The airport's facility was fully upgraded in 2015 to accommodate bigger and wider aircraft. With a budget allocation amounting to Rp 25.1 billion, the government has fixed several strengthening facilities including runways which has now been extended to 1,400 m x 30.5 m. Besides, the airport is now equipped with a taxiway which a length of 190 meters and a width of 19 meters, and a tarmac which has a length of 80 meters and a width of 60 meters. Runway lights also added to permit aircraft landing during night-time. The fence surrounding the airport are also added to avoid wild animals from entering the airport area. There are many flights available from Changi International Airport to Bua Airport daily, which is from Batik Air and Wings Air.
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Weather in Indonesia can be divided into two main seasons which is wet and dry with warm tropical temperatures averaging 28.2°C during the day, throughout the year. In most areas, the dry season spans from the month of May up to September, with the rains falling between the month of October and April. The best time of year to visit Palopo is between the month of May and September when the days are sunny and dry. However, during wet season temperatures stay high and rainfall comes in the form of heavy tropical rain that tend to last for a couple of hours and needn't spoil your trip. There are some area exceptions. On West Indonesia, it rains from the month of October up to January in the north, and from the month of November to February in the south. East Indonesia, with its unusual shape, also experiences slightly unlike climate patterns and rainfall can be expected in the northern regions of the island during the month of June until the end of July.
Labombo Beach – Labombo Beach situated in Palopo is a family recreation park that opens for the public for free. Feel free to feel this place as you can do water activities such as swimming, kayaking, diving. The beach is covered with a white sandy beach with crystal-clear water.
Wisata Air Terjun Latuppa - Wisata Air Terjun Latuppa is one of the main attractions that you can find in Palopo. This breath-taking waterfall is amazing, and it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Indonesia. Feel free to visit and swimming in this place for free.
Songka Beach – Songka Beach situated in Palopo is a family recreation park that opens for the public for free. Feel free to feel this place as you can do water activities such as swimming, kayaking, diving. The beach is covered with a white sandy beach with crystal-clear water.