Category Archives: LOCAL DESTINATIONS

A Unique Place of the Torajan Grave

(visitkhatulistiwa.com) – “The Land of the Living Dead”. if talking about the tourist death, nothing is more perfect than Toraja. Starting from the preparation of a funeral ceremony procession involving many people, a procession of solo raids’ performed for days and costing billions of rupiah, a unique burial processsuch as climbing the cliffs to insert bodies into stone holes and unique types of graves might not be found elsewhere. A long process of death in Toraja that is interesting to behold. Too many unique things to the ritual of death in Toraja.
Hear the word “cemetery” maybe that will come to your mind is something creepy or ghosts that haunt, but it will not be found in toraja it is a crowded place with local or foreign tourists.
Unlike other areas that have only 1 or 2 types of burial places, Toraja as one of the unique places has 5 types of burial places other than others. [...]  Continue Reading

Welcome to the East Gate of Indonesia

(visitikhatulistiwa.com) – Formerly named Ujung Pandang then changed to Makassar, the city which is the door to a new adventure towards eastern Indonesia.
makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi province, is in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago with the busiest flight in the eastern part.
Sultan Hassanudin airport is one of the most modern airports in Indonesia connecting visitors from the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Kalimantan, and around Sulawesi itself. While to the far east in Indonesia a continuation of flights to and from Maluku and Papua.
since the 14th century, Makassar has also been known as the busiest sea port of the archipelago (Indonesia) where trade ships from China, India and Cambodia trade silk, tea and ceramic transactions in exchange for cloves, nutmeg and pearls from Maluku as well as with goldand forest products from Sulawesi. [...]  Continue Reading