One of the tourist destinations that not many people know is Makassar. This island is as interesting and beautiful as Bali, Lombok, and Yogyakarta.
Makassar Province is the capital city of South Sulawesi. Makassar is the biggest city out of Java Island after Medan.
Makassar has beautiful view. There are so many interesting places in Makassar to visit, like Fort Rotterdam, Losari Beach, and Amirul Mukminin Mosque. Those places are not really far from one and another, so it won’t take long time to go from one place to the other places.
Fort Rotterdam is located in the edge of the beach. It was belonged to Gowa-Tallo Kingdom. The real name of this fort was Benteng Ujung Pandang. This fort had a shape like a tortoise that wanted to go to the ocean. This symbolized that Gowa-Tallo Kingdom had glory in both mainland and ocean, just like tortoise that could live in both mainland and ocean. Then, this fort was taken by Belanda colonial and they used it to keep spices from East Indonesia. Cornelis Speelman changed the name of this fort into Fort Rotterdam to remind him where he was born. Prince Diponegoro was held in prison at this fort. So, there was a statue of him in front of the fort.
Losari Beach is located in the west of Makassar city. You can find many small shops around this beach. These small shops sell many charasteristic foods like Pisang Epe, Sop Konro, and Coto Makassar. Because of that, Losari Beach was known as a beach with the longest table and small shops in the world. At this beach we can enjoy the beauty of sunset. This beach is really unique because it has free hotspot around it. So many teenager would really love to go to this beach. Also, this beach doesn’t have sand. It is prohibitten to swim in this beach because the water is really deep, but we can enjoy the beach by using boats.
Amirul Mukminin Mosque is the first floating mosque in Indonesia. This mosque is located beside Losari Beach. This mosque has three floor and has two unique blue domes. We can see the beauty of Losari Beach from the top of this mosque. Inside of this mosque is really cool although the AC is not in the ON condition.