Tempe Lake, Sengkang – South Sulawesi

Sengkang is the capital of a former Bugis kingdom, this historic and bustling market town overlooking Lake Tempe retains its traditional character, as well as many old cultural traditions, silk weaving, colorful Bugis weddings-celebration, Ancient customs based, dance, and a traditional orchestra. Lake Tempe is a shallow lake fringed by wetlands with traditional floating houses and a large population of wonderful bird life. Lake Tempe is the place for ornithologists. You can go by long tail boat on the huge lake and you will visit a traditional floating house and…

Tau-Tau, The Figure Of The Death

Tau-Tau Tau tau are a type of effigy made of wood or bamboo. They are particular to the Toraja ethnic group in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The word “tau” is a Torajan word meaning “man”, and “tau tau” meaning “men” or “statue” The death of a royal aluk is the start of the creation of a statue or tau-tau (‘little human’ or ‘humanoid’). There are two kinds of such statues: tau-tau nangka, which made from the durable, gold-colored wood of the bread tree or jack fruit (nangka); and tau-tau lampa, made…

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…

Pasi Island, The Other Beauty From Selayar

Pasi Island Pasi Island is located in Bontoharu sub district, Selayar Islands regency, South Sulawesi. This island is precisely located at west side of Selayar island, for about 1 mile from Benteng subdistrict. It takes 15 minutes drive by boat. There are 2 villages in this island, which is Kahu-kahu and Bontoborusu village. Pasi Island in the outermost island of Selayar Islands regency. This island is mostly visited by those who want to go diving and fishing. Moreover, there are numbers of other islands that close to the Pasi Island…

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…

Polopalo Dance, A Gorontalo’s Folk Dance

Polopalo Dance Polopalo is a traditional dance from Gorontalo, that becomes a folk dance among the teenagers. There are two types of Polapalo dance; the first one was the oldest one and the modern one. The old Polapalo was played by single dancer or solo, while Polopalo today is played in groups and using new compose and arrangement. The old Polopalo was played by hitting the instrument to the tools and to the knee regularly, while today’s Polopalo is played by hitting the instrument the tools only. Nevertheless, the technique…

Selayar Archipelago

Selayar Islands Selayar is an archipelago and regency island lies in the Flores Sea, between Sulawesi and Flores and part of South Sulawesi Province. Selayar Islands District is one district among 24 districts and municipalities in South Sulawesi Province which is located at the southern end and extends from North to South. This area has the specificity, which is the only district in South Sulawesi that the whole territory are separate from the mainland of South Sulawesi and beyond that region of Selayar Islands District which consists of a group…

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…

The Ancient Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja Tana Toraja or Torajaland or Land of the Toraja or Tator, is a regency in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The home of Toraja ethnic group people. The local government seat is in Makale, where the center of Toraja culture is in Rantepao. But now, Tana Toraja has been divided in two regencies that consist of Tana Toraja with capital is Makale and Toraja Utara with capital is Rantepao. Toraja tribe is the local inhabitan in Tana Toraja, which are live in the mountain areas and maintain a typical lifestyle…

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…