Takapala Waterfall, Gowa

Takapala Waterfall has 109 meters high with huge volume of water that pour out daily, and becomes bigger during rainy season. The outpouring of water that hit the big chunks of rocks in the bottom causing a roar and a splash of water that form a thin haze as far as 20 m. Not far from Takapala there are also other waterfall names Ketemu Jodoh Waterfall; the name of Ketemu Jodoh means meeting a soulmate. The location of the waterfall is only separated by a road that leading to the…

Selayar Island

Selayar Island Selayar is an island that located in Selayar islands regency, South Sulawesi. Selayar Island is separated from the mainland of South Sulawesi with an area of ??approximately 2000 km2 that stretches from north to south between Sulawesi island and Takabonerate island. At Selayar Islands regency, there are 123 islands, and 62 islands of those are inhabited. The west coast and the northern part of the island is in the form of rocks and steep cliffs, while the east coast and most of the south coast is a form…

The Delicate Movements of Tari Kipas, South Sulawesi

Tari Kipas Tari Kipas or Fan dance is a dance that originating from Gowa society, South Sulawesi. Some people recognize this dance as Kipas Pakarena dance that means Playing. This traditional dance was attach since the existence of Gowa Kindom at ancient time. It said that Kipas Pakarena is telling about the farewell of Boting Langi people (heaven) and Lino people (earth). The movements in this dance is characterize the delicate Gowa Women who faithful, behave, obey and respect to husband. This dance is consist of 12 parts in every…

Takabonerate Islands, The Paradise Near Us

Takabonerate Island Takabonerate is an island and a sub-district from Selayar Regency, South Sulawesi. Takabonerate National Park has the third largest coral atoll in the world after the Kwajifein in Marshall Islands and Suvadiva the Moldiva Islands. The size of the atoll is approximately 220,000 hectares, with a coral reef flat width about 500 km ¬≤. Among the islands of coral reefs sandbank, there are deep and steep narrow straits. While on the surface of the reef flat, there are many small pools which are deep and surrounded by coral…

Parepare City

Parepare Parepare is one of regencies in South Sulawesi province, BJ. Habibie, the former Indonesian 3rd President is come from this city. In the early development of this current plateau, called Parepare, formerly was just a thicket of bushes which had many holes slightly sloping land, which grows wild irregularly, ranging from the northern (Cappa Edge) up to the route south city. As the time goes by, those bushes are now become the city of Parepare. At early begin, there was kingdoms which stands on Parepare, the kingdom of Suppa…

Bunaken The Sea Paradise

Bunaken Bunaken is an island, formerly part of Manado bay, is norther part of Sulawesi province, Indonesia. The visitors can reach Bunaken by speed boat abour 30 minutes from Manado sea port. Around the Bunaken Island, there is Bunaken Sea Garden which is part of Bunaken National Park. Overall, Bunaken is covers an area of 75,265 hectares with five islands within, which is the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Mantehage Island island and the branch of it, Naen Island. Bunaken marine park has 20 points dive spot…

The Torajan And The Way They Exist

Toraja People Toraja people are the indigenous people who live in highland of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The word Toraja comes from the Bugis language’s to riaja, meaning “people of the uplands” Befor the 20th Cntury, the Torajan was live in autonomous villages, where they practiced animism believe and was being untouched by outside world. During the early 1900s, a Dutch missionaries worked to convert Torajan highlander to Christianity. Since then, Tana Toraja was officially opened to the outside world, formerly in 1970, and became an icon of tourism in Indonesia.…

The Pride To Be The Bugis

The Bugis Bugis people is one of Indonesian ethnic which are the inhabitant of South Sulawesi. This tribe is the biggest three after Javanese and Sundanese. Beside the indigenous who live in South Sulawesi, the immigrant of Minangkabau who wander from Sumatra to Sulawesi and the Malay people are being called as Bugis people. At present time, The Bugis is spread to all over Indonesia like Sulawesi Tenggara, Sulawesi Tengah, Papua, Kalimantan Timur, Kalimantan Selatan even to going abroad. Bugis people are the the most group who insist to spread…

Enchanting Toraja on South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi South Sulawesi is one of Indonesia Provinces that lies on Sulawesi Island. Makassar is the capital of this province that was called as Ujung Pandang. The local inhabitant that stay in South Sulawesi is dominated by Bugis and Makassar people, but Toraja ethnic is the indigenous ethnic people from South Sulawesi. Islam is the religion that most people in South Sulawesi hold, except in Toraja that mostly have Christian as their religion or they still have their animist belief known as Aluk, meaning “the way”. The Indonesian government…