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Things to do in Makassar
Mekassar is the capital of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi and your gateway to the island of Sulawesi. It’s a bustling metropolis that’s filled with the scent of the incredible Makassarese cuisine, exciting shopping scene, gorgeous beaches, and other natural sights. And you’ll see that and more when you explore the rest of Sulawesi too, so pack your bags and fly to Makassar!
Get a glimpse of Makassar’s rich history and wander Fort Rotterdam. You can explore the old fortress and spend some time in its fascinating museum too. Then stroll along the beautiful waterfront of Losari Beach, where you can watch the sunset, observe the locals and enjoy a taste of their food. And if you’re travelling with your little ones, bring your family to the exciting indoor theme park of Trans Studio Makassar.
Answer the call of the sea and hop on a boat to the island of Pulau Khayangan to soak up the sun. Feel the white sand between your toes, enjoy kayaking, and go diving in Pulau Samalona.
Do you want to see more undersea creatures? The stunning Takabonerate Marine Park is perfect for swimming, diving, snorkelling, and many other water sports. You can also enjoy the water more at Kodingareng Keke Island.
Bring your camera to Samalona Island and have a refreshing coconut drink as you lounge by the sea. And if you truly want to get away from it all, just visit the crystal clear paradise of Tanjung Bira to enjoy the panoramic beach view and a spectacular sunset.
Explore Makassar’s landscape next and head to Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, where you can see waterfalls, limestone hills, caves, and a wonderful butterfly collection. Get your energy back to continue your adventure with and go on a food trip with this Makassar food guide.
Beyond Makassar, travel to Sulawesi’s other fantastic destinations too. Spend more time with Mother Nature and the local wildlife at Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, Lore Lindu National Park, and Tangkoko National Park. Don’t forget to see the marine national park of Wakatobi and the world-class dive sites of Bangka.
Looking for more things to do in Makassar? Here are 15 reasons to travel to Makassar. Now get going and start packing!
What you should know
The best time to visit Makassar is from July to September, when you can enjoy sunnier days during your visit. But remember to pack a good Bahasa Indonesia phrasebook to help you on your trip.
Singaporeans can fly to Indonesia and visit Makassar visa-free for up to 30 days. If you want to stay longer in Indonesia, just visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia website for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Makassar
After you land at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, you can travel to the city by taxi and bus. Travel around Makassar by taxi, bus, pete-pete (minibus), and becak (bicycle trishaw).
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