Makassar is the largest city in east Indonesia and the capital city of South Sulawesi province. Makassar Indonesia enjoys a central location in the Indonesian archipelago and is the Indonesia’s busy air hub, connecting Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan in the west with Sulawesi, the Moluccas and Papua in the east. Ever since the fourteenth century and situated on the busy trading course along the deep Straits of Makassar, the town Of Makassar is a bustling cosmopolitan city with settlement of several races and ethnic groups, of Chinese, European, Javanese, Balinese, Ambon and others. Makassar is the Gateway to East Indonesia, and also the entrance point to an adventurous tour to the Tana Torajahighlands, where amazing mountain scenery and the distinctive rituals of the Toraja people wait.
The island of Makassar are known to possess some of the finest spots for diving. Only a mere 50 km from the city, Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park expects with its gorgeous waterfall along with hordes of enchanting butterflies or visit the fascinating traditional shipyards of Bulukumba and the pristine beach in Bira. Freshly caught fish served in various ways, Chinese or locals, is the highlight of any visit to Makassar. Get Around. As a big cosmopolitan city, Makassar has a fantastic number of taxicab available at resorts and shopping facilities. Else take bemo, or to get slower sightseeing, take becak, better known here as roda tiga’.
Get There. As a significant Makassar Airport is served with several Indonesian airlines flying out of busy cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali, with Makassar both as ultimate destination or transit holiday. Most airlines continue to Manado, the Moluccas or forward to Papua to the airports of Biak, Jayapura, Manokwari, Sorong and Merauke. Airlines serving Makassar comprise Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia, Air Lion and Sriwijaya Air. Other small airlines such as Express Air serves flights between Makassar and Ternate, and also to Jayapura.