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…

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…

Dinggu Traditional Dance – Southeast Sulawesi

Dinggu Traditional Dance Dingu dance is a traditional dance from Southeast Sulawesi, precisely originating coming from Tolaki tribe. According to Tolaki folklore, the rice seed is coming from the decease of seventh angel that coming to Earth. Hence, after the harvest time, they held a thanksgiving celebration to God that celebrated by the local people. In order to gain more rice, Tolaki people are held Modinggu ceremony. Modinggu ceremony is a mass working to plant rice seed in the field that did by the Tolaki’s teenagers at dawn till night.…

Wangiwangi Island

WangiWangi Island Wangiwangi island or Wanci Island, is an island in Southeast Sulawasi that being famous for its beauty and magnificent blue sky and ocean. Wangiwangi island in become Wakatobi islands and also become the administrative area of Wakatobi regency. This island also part of Tukang Besi Island. Tukang besi in Bahasa means hammersmith. This is because of this island is famous for making beautiful keris, an Indonesian traditional weapon until today. This island have a natural pristine, quiet atmosphere and it has fresh sea water. There is also underwater…

The Exotic Lembeh Island

Lembeh Island Lembeh island is part of Bitung administrative area in North Sulawesi. The island is separated from the mainland of Sulawesi Island by the Lembeh Strait. Lembeh island is famous for those who like to dive, because Lembeh island is the best diving spot after Bunaken. The divers recognized Bunaken as the Sea Garden in the Earth, but Lembeh is such a virgin island. It is untouched and almost to be the perfect diving spot. There are so many unusual habitats and exotic organisms live under Lembeh island, like,…

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 Paradise Of Hoga Island

Hoga Island Hoga island is located in the Kaledupa island, the eastern part of Buton Island. It can reached by speed boat about 4 hours from Bau-Bau port. There are no roads on the island, just a small fishing village at the other side. Long white sandy beaches and spectacular pristine coral reefs make it a great place to enjoy some peace and quiet and get away from it all. Hoga Island is a remote divers paradise found in the heart of the Wakatobi region of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. This…

Buton Island And Its Civilization

Buton Buton is an island and regency in Southeast Sulawesi, it is famous for the production of bitumen. The largest city on the island is Bau-Bau, which is also the capital of this regency. Buton included in the administrative area of Southeast Sulawesi Province. At early begin, the governmental of Buton regency was the part of the kingdom of Buton or Sultanate of Buton. Some areas was in the island of Muna, little part in Sulawesi island, and some islands in the southern part in Buton island. Now with the…

Tolaki People

Tolaki People Kendari city inhabited by several ethnic groups, one of which is Tolaki tribes. This is an indigenous tribe in mainland Southeast Sulawesi island after the tribe Muna in Muna island and Buton tribe from the island of Buton. Around the 10th century, the mainland of Southeast Sulawesi had two great kingdoms of the royal Konawe (Konawe region) and the Kingdom Mekongga (Kolaka Region). In general, these two allied kingdom are the same and it known as tribes Tolaki. In the history of the Kingdom Konawe, which based in…