The Land of Toraja

Makassar is the bustling capital of South Sulawesi, one of Indonesia’s fastest growing cities. Also known as Ujung Pandang, Makassar consists of various ethnic groups including Bugis, Mandar, Chinese, Javanese, Buton and Toraja, offering a multitude of historic gems, cultural experience and sightseeing opportunities. It is the gateway to the nearby pristine islands and […]

By |August 10th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|2 Comments

SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar

On 1 August, SilkAir’s inaugural flight to Makassar departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0805 and arrived at Sultan Hasanuddin Int’l Airport in 3 hours. Makassar is SilkAir’s eleventh destination in Indonesia, after an earlier launch to Semarang on 29 July. SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, operates flights to Makassar three times weekly […]

By |August 5th, 2013|Indonesia, Makassar|0 Comments

Lovely Photos from Makassar, Indonesia

Can’t believe it that I’m going Makassar again, and also to Manado, one of the world’s top dive sites! I was in Makassar last summer for island hopping and sightseeing. We were amongst the first passengers to board Garuda Indonesia’s inaugural direct flight from Singapore to Makassar, an important business hub and the city […]

By |March 16th, 2012|Indonesia, Makassar|6 Comments

Garuda Indonesia inaugural flight from SG to Makassar

On 1 June, I was afforded the opportunity to be amongst the first passengers to board Garuda Indonesia’s inaugural direct flight from Singapore to Makassar, an important business hub and the city of Sulawesi, one of the five big islands of Indonesia. The airline now operates daily direct flights between Singapore and Makassar with […]

By |June 5th, 2011|Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia, Makassar|7 Comments