Welcome to Makassar
Makassar was the gateway to eastern Indonesia for centuries, and it was from here that the Dutch controlled much of the trade that passed between the West and the East. You can investigate the city's historical core – which retains some colonial charm – around Fort Rotterdam, which includes the remains of an ancient Gowanese fort and some striking Dutch buildings.
Note that the one-time name for Makassar, Ujung Pandang, is still in common use. Look for both names when arranging flights and other transport.