Sitting on the southwestern coast of Sulawesi Island, Makassar – formerly named Ujung Pandang – is historically known as an important trading port due to its proximity to the famed Spice Islands. Once colonised by the Dutch, and home to Indonesia’s ethnic groups including the Bugis, this bustling seaside city taps its rich heritage, offering travellers historical gems, natural attractions as well as a variety of sightseeing opportunities within the city and beyond its coast.
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Get a glimpse of Makassar’s glorious past as a trading outpost at Fort Rotterdam, one of the city’s most well-known landmarks. Bui...
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