How to Spend 24 Hours in Makassar

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The provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Makassar is renowned for its thriving port and superb local delicacies. It also offers interesting historical sites and charming ocean vistas.

Although the urban conglomeration covers 2,473 square kilometers, you can get around the city in the space of one day.

Here are seven ways to occupy yourself from dawn till dusk โ€“ what order you see them in, though, weโ€™ll leave up to you. Continue reading

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Cruising Around Jakarta Bay on a Quicksilver Boat

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It was barely an hour pastย lunchtime as the bus drove slowly, taking our group from the Jakarta Tourism Business Forum 2014, penetrating through the congested traffic of Jakarta, making our way to Sunda Kelapa harbor in the northern part of the city.

As the bus was approaching the Sunda Kelapa harbor, I could see the 12-meter-tall Syahbandar Tower — which is located in the same compound as the Maritime Museum — slightly leaning to one side from afar and reminding me of the famous Tower of Pisa. Both the museum and the tower serve as remnants of the past from back when the city’s name was Batavia. Continue reading