South Sulawesi

The Beauty Losari Beach When Twilight

March 15, 2017

Losari beach is located right in the heart of Makassar City and one of the favorite travel.

And dubbed the beach Losari with the longest table in the world, because many stalls that lined.

In addition to beautiful scenery, you'll enjoy a unique culinary tour of Makassar.

If payed, always attract attention though not as beautiful the shadow.

But Losari beach will be more beautiful 80% when twilight came. because the sunset view is a familiar thing while on vacation.

Twilight

Hmm twilight, always interesting to see than the daylight or night. Because, as it implies beauty of its own that difficult to express a word.


For photography lovers

For photography lovers, twilight is the golden time. Golden color of the background for the ships that move back and forth.

The birds are flying here and further adds to the beauty.

While at another angle we can also enjoy the beauty of building a floating mosque, Mosque Amirul Mu'minin, standing not far from the Home Office of the Mayor of Makassar.

The more nights, the atmosphere in the increasingly crowded Losari.

The traveler who come from out of town or from abroad will almost certainly took time to come and enjoy the twilight at Losari.

Culinary Banana Epe in Makassar

Makassar is famous for banana culinary processed. Banana epe made of half-baked plantains roasted on furnaces fire.

Typical is the way of processing, which is clamped between two boards. In the language of Makassar, mepe means flops.


Bananas are clamped

Bananas are clamped inflict dense flavor and crisp, yet still sweet.

The more delicious with the distinctive aroma of burning and tanned colour.

Banana epe is generally served on a plate with spray thick sauce.

Made from a mixture of water, coconut milk, brown sugar, and pandan leaves are boiled until thick and cooked.

Banana epe also got a touch of modification, and vary with different flavours.

Among other things, chocolate, cheese, strawberries, nuts, coconut, or durian. Depending on the taste.

Banana epe will feel more special when enjoyed while sitting facing the sea and enjoying the wind blowing ahead of dusk or night.

To add warmth, you can order a cup of coffee, milk, or sarabba. Guaranteed, become tourist experience that will always make you missed Makassar.

South Sulawesi

Kete Kesu is A Unique Cultural Tourism

February 12, 2017

A village famous for its traditional customs. Currently, Kete Kesu famous for tongkonan and tombs Toraja.

The location is approximately 4km to the southeast of Rantepao.

Tongkonan house

Tongkonan house standing in this tourism area was estimated to be 400 years old.

In this traditional house, travelers can see the shape of the house, carvings Toraja, granary, buffalo horn terpapang row in pole home.


The more the composed buffalo horn, the higher the degree of social residents are indigenous. Not just to visit and see but you can also learn and know more about the culture of Toraja.


Tongkonan house located in the region founded by Puang Ri Kesu and inherited to his relatives.


Until now, the descendants of Puang Ri Kesu still maintain and preserve the traditional houses.


This complex became a cultural heritage and is sometimes used as a traditional funeral ceremony.


Kete Kesu in the eyes of the world is a complete portrait of megalithic culture in North Toraja regency.


Various souvenirs with typical Toraja carvings to take home as souvenirs are also available at the region's attractions.


There were trays, coasters, bracelets, necklaces, sculptures, wall hangings and paintings.


Green rice field hill fresh air also will increase the enjoyment of your holiday with family or friends.


You can also take pictures and see for yourself how the rich culture of the Toraja people.


Don't forget to take pictures with buffalo Toraja. Black buffalo (regular) or buffalo mottle.

Funeral in Kete Kesu

Skulls and bones at the cemetery littered kete Kesu not victims who die needlessly from Khmer Rouge regime currently in power in Cambodia.


Not a bone

Not a bone from a cadaver that was killed in the 1948 massacre of Jeju in Korea.

This is just one form of funeral or cemetery can be called unique in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi.


Behind exoticism funeral tradition Tana Toraja, Indonesia indeed save the cultural wealth and natural beauty are so outstanding.


Tana Toraja funeral shape is evidence of the rich tradition of the cemetery on the cliff wall or hills can only be found in this area.


History of a tradition can't be separated from the natural geographical conditions surrounding them, as well as Toraja tribe who live in the mountainous region to give birth to a unique form of funeral like this.



Don't die before to Toraja
Communications manager MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo, Artur Vilalta with his wife Marta Carreras in Kete Kesu when on vacation at the end of July 2015 Toraja ago.
"Don't die before to Toraja". That sayings is heard when trying to convince people to come to Toraja. Why must to Toraja before died? Because storing natural beauty and unique culture are rarely sought after in the world.

Secretly, Communication Manager for Jorge Lorenzo, Artur Vilalta and his wife Marta Carreras Toraja vacation to end in July 2015 ago. Artur use the momentum of the summer holidays when Lozenzo istrirahat MotoGP race. In Indonesia the week, while the holiday.


Do you ever come here? if not, please visit :)

North Sulawesi

Diving at Olele Marine Park a Hidden Paradise Under Sea

November 04, 2015

Olele beach located in the village Olele, District Kabila Bone, Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi.

Olele beach location very easy access. Visitors can travel by land or by sea.

If by land, then the visitors can reach by using a motorcycle or a car and visitors will pass through the winding streets on the outskirts of the hill.

When traveling to the Village OleleWhen traveling to the Village Olele, visitors will cross roads that meander and traverse housing residents.

During the trip the visitors will see two clear views, that on the one side the visitors will see the views of the steep cliffs fringed.

But on the other hand, visitors will see a view of the blue sea green hambaran boundless stretches that make you amazed.

Olele marine park has much of beauty. As Goa Jin with ornamental fish, Marine Biota, coral reefs, giant sponges and some rare species of fish in the waters of the Gulf of Tomini.

Unspoiled coral reefs decorated by a rainbow of fish and marine life. One of the rare coral reefs that can be found is a reef that resemble works of Picasso sculpture artists from Italy. Communities around calling it a "coral reef Picasso".

If you are lucky, the divers can meet with marine mammals. Dolphins will not be embarrassed to welcome you. and be careful with jellyfishs sting when snorkeling.

For non divers, dont worry! Artificial glazed wooden boats of local people ready to take you looking for fun on those waters and enjoy the beauty see in coral reefs, fish and other marine biota.

When the visitors want to do activities such as snorkeling, then you should bring your own equipment because this place is not available rental place (maybe there is, but use an umbrella before it rains).

Olele beach is very beautiful and charming, it is no wonder if the tourist is always filled with tourists both local and foreign tourists.

Here the lodging facility is not yet available

Here the lodging facility is not yet available. So if the visitors want to stay in the rooms of the houses local residents. If the issue price depends the outcome of negotiation between the visitors with the homeowner.

But the visitors dont worry, because the price is certainly affordable. Other than that local people are also very friendly towards tourists that come.

This area is suitable for backpackers that are looking for a natural feel, and be familiar with the limited facilities and travel expense are not too expensive.

Tourist facilities in Olele largely managed by a group of residents on the beach. When not crowded, they work as fishermen.

North Sulawesi

Vacations to go Climb Mount Tumpa

September 02, 2015

Tumpa Mountain located in North Sulawesi with a height of 750 meters above sea level. This mountain has magnificent beauty, and it is suitable for novice climbers that are not so fond of climbing but eager to conquer the mountain.


This mountain is

This mountain is a protected green loans with a variety of exotic flora and fauna, and a shady covered by amount of palm trees plantation of coconut people.

There you will see the beauty of the island of Manado Tua and Bunaken Island clearly shape while looking to the northwest side.

Mount Tumpa is already famous in Manado for the landscape. yes, because with a high enough position on the mountain Tumpa tourists can witness the beauty of the lights are lit adorn the city of Manado.

To climb is quite steep and uphill like other mountains. Tumpa mountain inn is not yet available, so that climbers that intend to stay should prepare tent. like a cowboy that was going to look for criminals. LMAO

Tumpa Mountains rare in the crowd that makes people jostling. Just to take a walk and enjoy the scenery of the mountains are usually the people around Mount Tumpa came often during the holidays, and came in the evening just to enjoy the lights.

Towards Mount Tumpa of Manado is not too long, even up to 1 hour. Probably, about 50 minutes if traveling without jamming.

From the center of the city of Manado tourists that intend to visit Mount Tumpa can travel to the northeast, heading towards the airport to climb Mount Tumpa through the south side of the mountain and could also lead to a hike Dimembe districts of the west side of the mountain.

When you want to go there, should prepare some of your needs if you want to stay. Because not much that can be purchased at Mount Tumpa.

I advise you to bring a camera, because the view from the top of the mountain is very beautiful. To get a better picture should not come too late because there was a slight haze allows that would block the view.

South Sulawesi

The Beauty of White Sand Beach Tanjung Bira, Bulukumba

August 20, 2015

The beauty and convenience of Tanjung Bira beach will not let you down.

The natural white sand is beautiful.

It is so amazing!

Refined flour and blue sea that allow us to see the reef is clear.

Maybe that's what makes foreign tourists to visit.

And they basked in the hot sun.


The color contrast white sand

The color contrast white sand and sky blue merged into dimension of integrated.

The cliffs on the rocks look and if it's not going up.

You can along the line the beach while enjoying the waves. The sand that look like they wouldn't let go of it.


Walk on the edge of the sea!

In addation, the seaweed could be clearly seen. The island Liukang Loe extends far across the sea.

Tanjung Bira beach is located in the district Bontobahari, Bulukumba didtricts, South Sulawesi.

More than 40 km of Bulukumba. Or 200 km from Makassar.

The trip taken 3 - 4 hours from the city of Makassar. Even more.

You can do a variety of activities such as swimming, diving and snorkeling.

Snorkeling on Liukang Loe island and Goat Island Bulukumba

Raja Ampat and Wakatobi is a destination tourist attraction the underwater world.

However, if you on vacation Makassar. Liukang Loe island and Goat is highly recomended to you.

Island Liukang Loe located

Island Liukang Loe located front of the beach Bira. By using a boat,  it only takes 15 - 30 minutes to get there.


while the island Goat located

While the island Goat located adjacent to the Liukang. And well-known as a place to dive.

Snorkeling is usually near the cliff with a dept of the not too deply.

The view at the bottom is awesome!

It's colorful but the flow of it pretty tough so often drifted on the surface.


so be careful

So be careful if you wanna snorkeling. :)

The body so tired because we have to defend themselves so as not with the flow.

Enjoy the ambiance Port Bira

Go to the port doesn't mean to cross to destination.

But if you have an idea, the port could be an alternative tourist destinations.

Can you see passengers congregate, lined up a boat that rested?

At the Port Bira

In the seaport Bira can see a fishing boats was stranded. Some of the ship is still worth also lined up neatly in the other corner the port.

Purpose ships to Labuan Bajo also anchored here.

If you love photography, it's really nice to take a picture.

Start of the landscape, sea transport and the culture. Don't forget to bring a camera to record every show.

Culinary

Cuisine Restaurant on Bulukumba are no different from culinary Bugis and Makassar.

The visitors can enjoy a menu of seafood is served in some food stalls.

Roasted corn is the typical culinary. You can present it as a souvenirs.


while traveling from makassar

While traveling from Makassar to Tana Toraja. You can visit Jenneponto to enjoy Soup Konro.

Facilities & Accommodation

The facility provides equipment diving rentals, the bathroom, hiring a bike, and the ferry used to transport tourists.

The accommodation, consisting of the villa, bungalow and hotel. The price varies depending on facilities and location.

I realize that God creation is extradionary. However, time so fast. I have to get out of tourism and bring a myriad of stories.

Southeast Sulawesi

Wakatobi National Park Dive Spot in Indonesia

July 01, 2015

The national park Wakatobi is known as heaven underwater, because a lot of the uniqueness of the coral and marine life.


Wakatobi National Park

Wakatobi national park is located in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi Province.

And the name Wakatobi is taken from the name stands for the islands in district of Wangi-wangi, kalidupa, Tomia and Binongko.


It takes a long struggle to get there. The beauty and wealth are well known in some countries.

There are 750 of the total 850 species of coral in the world.

Location that is not merges with the land of Sulawesi makes the journey can't be reached in one way.

The first city to be a place transit is Makassar with Sultan Hasanuddin airport. Some city other than Jakarta has provided direct flights to Makassar.

And Makassar became the first door to Wakatobi National Park.

After arrival, the traveler must continue journey to Kendari use a pioneer aircraft. This aircraft is only able to accommodate a few passengers.

Surprise from wind or turbulence can be felt immediately on the plane.

A good idea is breakfast. Because the next journey will take about 2 hours.

The time taken by plane from Makassar to Kendari is one hour.

Traveler is not allowed to go down because normally the plane will only refuel and lower the passenger in a short time.

"Transit passengers are down and left behind will not be the responsibility of the airline" said the flight attendant to give an announcement while in Kendari.

The journey will continue with one hour travel time. Ocean view with a row of atoll welcomed us.

Atoll is a circular coral reef like a ring. Traveler can see the atoll while on the Wangi-Wangi Island.

Arriving at Matohara Airport, traveler has only a choice of transportation in the form of a rental car. There is no public transportation like in a big city.

To reach the City of Wangi-wangi or commonly called Wanci, it will take about half an hour.


Before any plane, sea lane is often used. However, the time taken was longer. From Kendari traveler must take a boat 4 hours.

The journey is long, but it will certainly be worth the beauty of Wakatobi National Park.

Dive spot in Indonesia

The beauty of the ground and under the sea will satisfy your eyes and refresh your mind to improve your life experiences below sea level.


You can enjoy

You can enjoy the beauty of the underwater directly at close range.

Or you can see a variety of traditional dances at Wakatobi.

like dance lariangi, Sombo bungkele and hebalia.

Can also visit the village of indigenous people living around the park.

Tribe living around the park is known as the Bajau tribe.

Because according to historical records of China and European explorers, said "that the boat people are human beings that are able to exploring Johor, Singapore, Sulawesi and Sulu."


Of the overall boat people in Southeast Asia that have a traditional boat culture is the Bajau tribe.

Dive into their everyday life interesting and unique, especially expertise dive to the sea with no equipment to stab fish.


Culinary

You can get food and drink if staying at Wakatobi Dive Resort and at the hotel.

The food menu offered is generally is seafood such as shrimp, fish and squid in a state of that is still fresh.

If you want to find a different sensation, you can order typical food.