Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Trip To Makassar Part I (01)

Makassar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Makassar (Buginese-Makassarese) — sometimes spelled Macassar, Mangkasara — is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the largest city on Sulawesi Island. From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The port city is located at 5°8′S 119°25′ECoordinates5°8′S 119°25′E, on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait.

Main sights

Makassar is home to several prominent landmarks including the 16th century Dutch fort Fort Rotterdam, Trans Studio Makassar—the third largest indoor theme park in the world and the Karebosi Link—the first underground shopping center in Indonesia and the floating mosque located right on the Losari Beach.