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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