Makassar is sunshine heaven on earth, with an abundance of surfing, diving and beach activities set against a splendid backdrop of turquoise blue inviting waters. As the largest city in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, the locals (Bugis and Makassar) hold up their strong traditions of seafaring and shipbuilding, with much fierce passion and determination. Beautiful islands and beaches like Spermonde (Sangkarang), Bira, Losari, Selayar and Takabonerate with incredible marine life are perfect for divers and snorkellers. In the highlands, the Torajans maintain their elaborate life customs Rambu Tuka' and death celebration Rambu Solo' with breathtaking valleys as the backdrop. Discover Makassar's history by visiting Fort Somba Opu, Fort Rotterdam, Balla Lompoa and Tamalete Palace. Also worth to discover is their cuisine, with tasty fares such as coto Makassar, pallu basa and pisang ijo to satisfy your hunger. Natural attractions within Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park, Leang-leang Prehistoric Park and Lake Tempe are the places for one to meet endemic species of Sulawesi.