Fort Rotterdam

November 15th, 2010 by Zaenal Arifin | 8 Comments | Filed in Tour History

A Brief History of Fort Fort Rotterdam is one of the fort in South Sulawesi that may be considered to be majestic and charming. A New York Times reporter, Barbara Crossette fort was once described as “the best preserved Dutch fort in Asia.” Initially the fort was called Fort Jumpandang (Ujung Pandang). The fort is a historical relic Sultanate of Gowa, the Empire never Berjaya around the 17th century with a capital of Makassar. Empire actually has 17 pieces surrounding the fort throughout the capital. Only, Fort Fort Rotterdam is the most magnificent fortress citadel fort among others, and its authenticity has been preserved until now.

The fort was built in 1545 by King of Gowa to-X named Imanrigau Daeng Bonto Karaeng Lakiung or Karaeng Tunipalangga Ulaweng. At the beginning of this castle is a rectangular, like the architectural style of the Portuguese fort. Basic ingredients and mix rock and clay that is burned to dry.

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The Center Of Pinisi Boat in Bulukumba

November 14th, 2010 by Zaenal Arifin | 61 Comments | Filed in Special Tours

A. Brief Information
Since long time ago, the Bugis people of South Sulawesi have been famous for their excellent sailors. They were very expert for travelling across the seas and oceans for the Nusantara (Malay archipelago) territory by Perahu Pinisi (Pinisi ship).

Pinisi ship is well-known as a means of traditional sea transportation amongst the Bugis people since many centuries ago. According to the manuscript of Lontarak I Babad La Lagaligo, Pinisi ship has already existed since around the 14th century A.D. According to the manuscript, Pinisi ship was first made by Sawerigading, The Crown Prince of Luwu Kingdom. The material to make the ship was taken from welengreng tree (dewata (god) tree) which was very strong and not easily brittle. But, before the tree was cut, a special ceremony must be held so that the spirit in the tree would move to another tree. Sawerigading made the ship to sail to China to propose a Chinese princess, named We Cudai.

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Craft Silk in the Sengkang

November 14th, 2010 by Zaenal Arifin | 1 Comment | Filed in Special Tours

A. Brief Information
Wajo is one of regencies in South Sulawesi is known as Bugis silk-producing areas of considerable potential. In this region there are about 4982 people crafters gedokan with total production of about 99,640 gloves per year and crafters Not Weaving Machine Tools (ATBM) totals 227 people with production of about 1.589 million meters of silk per year. Especially for silk yarn spinners as many as 91 people, while 301 heads of families engaged in mulberry cultivation and silkworm maintenance of 4250 pounds with the production of yarn per year.

The crafters silk in this area requires raw materials of silk thread around 200 tonnes or about 200,000 pounds per year. Therefore, the raw material from Wajo not sufficient, then the crafters to purchase materials from neighboring districts like, Soppeng, Sidrap, Enrekang, and even imported from China and Thailand. There are three forms and patterns of silk are produced, namely: semi-finished cloth (like gloves, clothes, and scarves); cloth shaped coil that can be purchased permeter as necessary; and ready to wear clothes (such as: clothes, coat, scarf, fan , wallet, makeup and place equipment.)

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City Of Bats In The Watan Soppeng

November 14th, 2010 by Zaenal Arifin | 2 Comments | Filed in Special Tours

A. Brief Information
Watan Soppeng is one of the most beautiful sub districts in South Sulawesi. This city is so shady for the many trees growing on each side of the streets. Its air is chilly since it locates on a mountainous are which is 200 meters above the sea level.

Lontara Bugis (the ancient manuscript of the Bugis) notes that Soppeng is historically a city of a prosperous and powerful kingdom. There is a palace of the king (Datu) in this housing complex which was built in 1261 C. E by I Latemmamala who was entitled as Petta Bakkae. There are also a number of buildings in the complex, they were: Bola RidiE (Rumah Kuning) which was for storing the attributes of the Soppeng Kingdom; SalassaE which is the ruin of the palace of the Datu; and Menhir Latammapole which was the place to punish those who broke the law of the adat (the customary law). The Jera LompoE and KalokoE Watu, a cemetery, can also be found here. The Jera LompoE is the cemetery of the Kings (Datu) of Soppeng, Luwu and Sidrap in the 17th century. Meanwhile, the tomb of We Tenri Sui, Arung Palakka`s mother, is at KalokoE Watu.

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