Pantai Losari


Pantai Losari is a kilometre-long beachless promenade that stretches south to Masjid Amirul Mukminin, the 'floating mosque'. It's a good place to catch some sea air by day, but springs to life at night with endless snack carts hawking pisang epe (a grilled banana decadence) to milling teenagers.

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1. Asmaul Husnah 99 Kubah

0.33 MILES

On the reclaimed waterfront opposite Pantai Losari, this stunning bright-orange-and-white, 99-domed mosque was almost complete at the time of research and…

2. Masjid Amirul Mukminin

0.36 MILES

Rising above the sea on concrete pillars, this small but stylish twin-domed 'floating mosque' enjoyed better sunset views (and cleaner waters) before…

3. Museum Negeri La Galigo

0.52 MILES

Spread across two buildings inside Fort Rotterdam, Museum Negeri La Galigo has an assortment of exhibits, including palaeolithic artefacts, rice bowls…

4. Fort Rotterdam

0.54 MILES

One of the best-preserved examples of Dutch military architecture in Indonesia, Fort Rotterdam was built on the site of a Gowanese fort, itself built to…

5. Pulau Kayangan

1.95 MILES

This tiny island, a 10-minute ride (return 40,000Rp) from Makassar harbourfront, was getting a much-needed facelift when we last visited. It's rammed with…

6. Pelabuhan Paotere


Pelabuhan Paotere, 4km north of the city centre, is a large port where Bugis sailing ships berth. It's a working port, with requisite bustle and grime,…

7. Beteng Somba Opu

3.29 MILES

Once the most formidable fortress in the archipelago, Somba Opu was decimated by the Dutch in 1669, then consumed by the Jeneberang River delta. One…

8. Pulau Samalona

4.52 MILES

Just far enough away from Makassar to shed most (but not all) of the rubbish, the white sands of Pulau Samalona are popular with day trippers,…