Southern Sulawesi consists of the provinces of South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi in Indonesia.
|Makassar Metropolitan Area |
(Gowa Regency, Maros Regency, Takalar Regency, and Makassar City)
|Bantaeng Regency |
|Bulukumba Regency |
|Central South Sulawesi |
(Barru Regency, Enrekang Regency, Pangkajene and Islands Regency, Pinrang Regency, and Sidenreng Rappang Regency, and Pare-Pare City)
|Jeneponto Regency |
|Tana Luwu Region |
including Palopo City, and Luwu Regency (North, East, and "central")
|Tana Toraja Region |
highlands famed for coffee and spectacularly gruesome burial rites, including Toraja Utara Regency
|Tellumpoccoe Region |
an area where three Bugis kingdom alliance used to be exist. Now, it has become Wajo, Bone (including its off-spring, Sinjai Regency), and Soppeng regency respectively.
|West Sulawesi |
- 1 Makassar (Ujung Pandang) - the largest city in Sulawesi
- 2 Malino - a hill station famous for its tropical flowers
- 3 Mamasa
- 4 Mamuju
- 5 Palopo
- 6 Pare-Pare
- 1 Bantimurung-Bulusaraung National Park
- 2 Tanjung Bira - a popular beach community on the south-eastern tip
To get into the upper regions of Western Sulawesi you can take a mini-bus from Makasar to the small, inviting city of Mamasa. The ride is rough after you leave the coastal region, taking about 10 hours in total, give or take the whim of the driver.
There are many luxury buses and mostly run at night from Makassar to Mamuju, Rantepao and even Soroako.
Makassar is one of the culinary centers of Indonesia. Home of some Bugis and Makassar delicacies such as Coto (it is a soup with seasoning broth made from starch mixed with innards such as intestine, liver, lungs, heart, tripe, or cow brain), Konro (this soup is made with ribs or beef as main ingredient), Pallubasa (made from offal of cattle or buffalo) and Mie Kering (a type of dried noodle served with thick gravy and sliced chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, liver, and squid). As a big fish market center, Makassar is also famous for its seafood. Sop Sodara from Pangkep and Kapurung from Palopo are also famous dishes of South Sulawesi.
- To south via boat, Nusa Tenggara islands.