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Makassar

Country
Indonesia
State
South Sulawesi
City
Makassar
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

The city airport is Hasanuddin International Airport which is actually located outside the Makassar city administration area.It is formally located in the regency of Maros.In addition to "becak" and "pete-pete", the city has government-run bus system, and taxis.

By Bus

Makassar has a public transportation system called 'pete-pete'.A pete-pete (known elsewhere in Indonesia as angkot) is a mini-bus that has been modified to carry passengers.The route of Makassar's pete-petes is denoted by the letter on the windshield.Makassar is famous for their "becak" (pedicab) which is smaller than the "becak" in the island of Java.In Makassar, people who drive pedicab are called Daeng.

By Train

A 35-kilometer monorail in the areas of Makassar, Maros, Sungguminasa, and Takalar (Mamminasata) will be realised in 2014 with cost predicted Rp.4 trillion ($468 million).The memorandum of understanding has been signed in July 25, 2011 by Makassar city, Maros Regency and Gowa Regency.

Key places to visit
Fort Rotterdam, Trans Studio Makassar, Losari Beach, Cathedral Church of Ujung Pandang


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Places to Visit

Fort Rotterdam

Fort Rotterdam was a Dutch fort built in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia during the 1670s.It was originally known as Ujung Pandang, named after the screwpine pandanus pal which grew in the region and was used for making mats.The fort became a center of Dutch colonial power in Sulawesi during the Early Modern Period.

Trans Studio Makassar

Is the world's third-largest indoor theme park (as of 2009), located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.The 20,000 m2 wide and 20 meters high indoor theme park.Trans Studio is built on the area of 12.7 hectares with investment up to IDR 1 trillion (approximately USD 104 million).The indoor theme park was inaugurated by the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, exactly on September 9, 2009 (09-09-09).Trans Studio itself is a part of The Trans Studio World project, which will include Trans Walk and Rodeo Drive, Trans Studio, Trans hotels, and offices of Mega Bank.Under the management of PT. Trans Kalla, the Mega Development Project will provide an integrated development, comprising not only an indoor theme park, but also shopping mall, supermarket, hotel, office area, recreational beach area, and residential area. The whole project is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2010.

Losari Beach

A beachfront just on the side of the road.A very nice sunset view.There's a culinary festival everynight over there.good for local and foreigner Divers, trip from makassar to samalona by small boat 30-45 minutes away.cost around Rp.600,000 - Rp.800,000 (1 boat can carry 2-8 people).

Cathedral Church of Ujung Pandang

Cathedral Church of Ujung Pandang that its official name is Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the oldest church building in the city of Makassar, and in all regions of South and Southeast Sulawesi.The church was founded in 1898 at the beginning of the second stage of the Catholic Church's presence in Makassar.In 1525 the city of Makassar was first visited by three priests and missionaries from Portugal, namely Father Antonio do Reis, Cosmas de Annunciacio, Bernardinode Marvao, and a brother.But only in 1548 Father Vicente Viegas came from Malacca, and was assigned in Makassar.There he served the Portuguese Catholic brother and a few kings and nobles of South Sulawesi, who also had been baptized a Catholic.

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