Saturday, December 27, 2008

Talking about my Hometown, Makassar

Makassar, is the capital city of South Sulawesi, one of the big island which floated in the center part of Indonesia.

Makassar is the main port in Sulawesi island. The airport is 'Hasanuddin international airport'. It was just finished built, this is the new airport and the previous one was being used for Hajj terminal. Because in my country, the major religion is Islam, and going Hajj is what everyone's passion about. thus, the organizing process is a lot more tedious than any other traveling matters.

credit to:

The harbour is "Soekarno-Hatta Harbour". isn't it beautiful? ok, I haven't even actually been there. I went there when i was like 3 years old? (who the hell would remember?) and once when I picked up someone but I was only standing outside. the rest of my life, I've been traveling by airplane, 'coz my mom hates cruising. she doesn't like the smell of the paint on the boat (i wonder how was it), and that's the reason I haven't fulfill my dreams of riding a superstar cruise. sighh... T_T


Makassar city was a nice quite place, until the last 7 years, it has became overly crowded and now it turned to be a metropolitan city.

it's crowded like hell, the traffic jam is everywhere!!! just imagine when you have tricycles at every corner of the city (this is one of my favourite transportation! it's windy but don't ride it when it's raining and the sun shines with its full smiley^^), and overloaded of motorcycles (just because the requirements of motorcycle's loan application is so easy), and a bunch of public transportation which looks like this!

tricycle; public transport (we call it pete-pete ~ pronounce it like 'pet'+e', twice!)

credit: +

It has a beautiful beach 'Pantai Losari'~well, not 'so' beautiful, because it's not a white sands one! :(
the beach front is one of the hottest spot to hang out among teenagers. So much of cafes, bars, spas, hotels, restaurants, and a lot of food streets you can find!

The weather ranges between 27'C - 34'C. it's either sunny or rainy, the temperature almost the same. It could be extremely hot and dry especially with the over polluted air. it's not like Singapore, where the temperature is hot, you perspire a lot but it won't be harmful for your skin, because the humidity level is high and the air pollution isn't as bad as there!
ok, enough about the weather thingy.

Now, the people in Makassar has unique characters.
they are loud, talks a lot, but they'll be nice when you got to know them well.
Pride is their main aim of life, and when they got mad, they could be very rude.
people from outside the island used to think that our language is rude. well, it sounds rude thou...but we grew up with high respect to older people as a critical manner. Thus, it's very important for us to address our elders differently. Our 'dialect' is classified into polite, semi-polite, and casual. Just like any other part in Indonesia, i guess.

The people in Makassar loves food a lot! that's why food counters are everywhere. we have a bunch of traditional foods. but most of the 'main' foods are not healthy. LOL... yeah,... we eat too much meat (beef), mutton; we love spicy and sour foods! that's why we put lemon in most (ok, all) of our soup meal. But the seafoods here are the best!!! You can eat 'till you drop with a reasonably cheap bills, and it tastes good too!!! it's something i miss the most about my hometown, because the seafood here (singapore) is so pricey! and not so yummy... :-(

1 comment:

  1. Makassar is my hometown too!!
    Singapore is 2nd home too!!

    Greetings from Sydney XD