Welcome to Pulau Selayar
This long, narrow island lies off the southwestern peninsula of Sulawesi and is inhabited by the Bugis, the Makassarese and the Konjo. Most reside along the infertile west coast and in Benteng, the main town. Selayar’s long coastline is a repository of flotsam from nearby shipping lines, perhaps accounting for the presence of a 2000-year-old Vietnamese Dongson drum, kept in an annexe near the former Benteng Bontobangun (Bontobangun Fort), a few kilometres south of Benteng.
Selayar is a DIY adventurer's playground. Main attractions are its sandy beaches and coral reefs. Snorkelling around Pulau Pasi, opposite Benteng, is good, but you will have to charter a boat.