Makassar (Ujung Pandang) – the port city
This could be one of the most boring city in the world according the many travellers.
It was so boring that you would rather stay in the hotel and watch National Geographic.
You can visit the so call top 3 sites in 1 hour. Paotere Harbour is properly more colour and great for photography.
Fort Rotterdam is free to enter but you have to pay ‘donation’ to the guard and actual fee to visit the museums.
This Dutch fort has very similar layout as the fort in Yogya.
On the right side of the fort, you can find the most non-chinatown chinatown. What I meant was the entire street has not Chinese words, and I couldn’t see a single Chinese on the street.
We walked for 1 minutes and turned back. I thought the Chinatown in LA was bad and this is worse.
We can find more local Chnese at the shopping mall.
The picture above was taken at Mall Panakkukang and the one below as the largest indoor theme park in South East Asia – Trans Studio.
The merchandises sold at Trans are more trendy than those in Malaysia, surprise.
It is still Ramadhan fasting month and all restaurants were covered during the day time.
By evening time, one of the good place to go (for 5 minutes) is Pantai Losari.
It is a rocky beach front full of garbage and urinal smell.
Despite that, it is a good spot to view sunset and to eat grilled fish.
We walk to the so called famous grilled fish restaurant ‘Lea Lea’ at Jalan Dato Musseng. I prefer the chilli sauce at Bumbu Desa.
You can find no less than 10 stalls selling grilled banana near Losari Beach.
We walked passed a new Japanese chain store ‘Sushi Tei’ to be opened tomorrow. The interesting sight is more than 10 huge greeting boards displayed by the road side.
Now I am spending the rest of the day in hotel before heading back to home sweet home tonight.
The only reason anyone coming to Makassar is only a transit point to the mystical land – Tana Toraja.