The coast of Makassar
("kaki lima") that in the past used to sell their food along Losari Beach
first were moved to the dam that connects the old part of town
with the new area "Tanjung Bunga". From there the food stalls
were relocated an other time in July 2005 to a reclaimed piece of land near the entrance gate of
At Losari Beach in the late afternoon people like to relax
and watch the sunset. The new extension of Pantai Losari (reclaimed
land) opposite of the Stella Maris Hospital became a popular place.
The beaches of Tajung Bunga
are popular with the people of Makassar who like to escape town for a
Near the mouth of the river Jeneberang some abrasion finds
place. This can easily be seen from the monument "Maccini Sombala"
(often called "Layar Putih") that used to be located at least 100 meters
from the beach but now is at the water line.
The dead arm of the
Jeneberang River is half overgrown with water hyacinth (Indonesian:
enceng gondok). In some areas in Indonesia this plant's fibre is
used for making handbags and furniture.
courtesy of Sybout Porte