Here are some on the list:
- Many of the best diving sites are found in this archipelago – so, I was told by my Japanese friend who used to frequent some of the beautiful diving sites.
- The extensive mangrove environment that acts as the buffer of the land.
- Pearl farm
- Seafood – Seafood – Seafood *smile*
The lobsters were huge. I think it's a slightly bigger than a whole chicken. Oh, man... it tasted so good! The accompanied several kinds of chili sauces were swelled too! The otak-otak was really big and tasty. I really had the time of my life during the seafood feast *smile*. I was embarassed when they said that only me and one of the guy were still eating - the others already stopped eating. I couldn't help it *smile*.
Losari Beach (Pantai Losari) is located in front of our hotel (Imperial Aryaduta Hotel) and it used to be the seafood center for people in Makassar.
When I checked in for the flight back to Jakarta I saw many boxes of Surya Restaurant. Later a friend told me that Surya is another seafood restaurant in Makassar and many people bring crabs - one of the restaurant's specialities - as oleh-oleh (gift). Hm... if I didn't return that day I'd have the chance to try the crabs from Surya *smile*.
Yeah, Makassar is not only famous for seafood but also coto Makassar, sup konro, markisa, and other local snacks. One of the things that I missed during my visit was that I didn't have the chance to eat durian.
The History of South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi Travel Guide
Official Website of South Sulawesi Province