West Sulawesi


West Sulawesi or Sulawesi Barat (short form Sulbar) is a province of Indonesia, created in 2004. Sulawesi Barat or West Sulawesi is a new province established in October 5, 2004. The lack of access to public service facilities and the very slow process of development in the region motivated the creation of West Sulawesi. The capital of West Sulawesi is Mamuju. West Sulawesi established by splitting South Sulawesi province. The area of West Sulawesi is used to be the northern part of South Sulawesi Province: Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju dan Mamuju Utara. The area of the province is 16,796.19 km2. Its economy consists mainly of mining, agriculture and fishing. Its capital is Mamuju regency.

As a new province, the region faced complex problems, especially concerning demands for building of infrastructure and public facilities combined with bureaucracy formation and the need for capacity building to optimalize services to the public. Currently, this new province is under the supervision of a “caretaker” governor; the elections for a proper governor are planned for mid 2006, after being postponed in 2005.

Exploitation of the forests has affected nearly every region in Sulawesi, especially in West and Southeast Sulawesi. Habitats threatened by mining activities in Sulawesi now total over 1,181,062 hectares.


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Dato Beach, Majene

Dato Beach, Majene or better known as Pantai Pasir Putih Dato Pangele, is located at 7 kilometer from the City of Majene, West Sulawesi. To go to this resort, we use private vehicles or rental vehicles, about 15 minutes from … Continue reading


Mamuju Traditional House

Traditional House Mamuju is ideal used as a museum and tourist information center for foreign tourists, because it is a cultural hallmark. Mamuju is an old kingdom that has traditional and cultural diversity. The condition is quite awake to the … Continue reading


Polewali Mandar

Polewali Mandar Polewari Mandar is one of regencies in West Sulawesi, while the capital city is Polewari. The population in Polewali Mandar is about 455,572 inhabitants. Before it became Polewari Mandar, this area was know as Polewali Mamasa Regency or … Continue reading



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