The Perfect Hotel for December Break in Makassar

The Perfect Hotel for December Break in Makassar

December 18, 2017

2018 is only days away from now, have you got any plans to celebrate the countdown? If you’re after beach, breathtaking landscapes and plenty options of seafood, pay a visit to Makassar this December. Makassar is one of Indonesia’s most visited tourism cities located South Sulawesi which once became one of the largest cities in island Southeast Asia. This December, take the opportunity to have a quality time with your loved ones, with Christmas & New Year Stay Packages from Singgasana Hotel Makassar. The hotel that famous for its hospitality is located right in the heart of Makassar city with only +- 10 minutes walking to the iconic Losari Beach and Fort Rotterdam. With newly renovated rooms, Singgasana Hotel Makassar offers comfort and warmth of the season for a perfect getaway. The Christmas Holiday Package is available for booking on this website and starts from IDR 750,000,-nett/Room/Night. With this package, guest would get special benefits including Breakfast,  Christmas Eve Dinner (Valid on December 26, 2017), 15% OFF on food & beverage products and 10% OFF for laundry service. On New Year’s Eve, guest can book their stay at IDR 1,500,000,-nett/Room/Night which also includes Breakfast and New Year’s Eve Dinner in Grebek Pasar, and a free 1 night stay on the third day if you book for 2 nights (December 30 – 1, 2017). The Grebek Pasar itself is a private New Year’s Eve event hosted by Singgasana Hotel Makassar, where guest can enjoy a wide array of Chef’s exclusive dishes whilst watching special performances. Guest can also get a chance to win door prizes before the countdown.  Book your stay through this website for more savings and enjoy the perks of being Singggasana Hotel Makassar’s exclusive guest.

EASY BOOKING & CHEAP STAY WITH MOBILE DEAL PROMO

EASY BOOKING & CHEAP STAY WITH MOBILE DEAL PROMO

October 18, 2017

For most travelers, hotel price and location are some of the most important things to be considered of when looking for a place to stay. The lowest the price, the more money they can save on their traveling budget which can be used to visit other beautiful places. So yes, finding the cheapest one to save your traveling budget is important indeed but don’t let yourself stay in a wrong hotel where it can ruin your holiday mood just because it’s cheap. Some hotels offer cheap prices but the locations are usually far from many tourism attractions you’d like to visit. In that case, you will need to spend extra money for transportations. Some others also offer cheap prices but serving no breakfast in the morning, giving you a bad service or maybe an uncomfortable room to sleep. Oh no, that’s not the kind of holiday we want, isn’t it? Singgasana Hotel Makassar is located right in the middle of Makassar city, around 30 minutes driving from the international airport and only within 10 minutes walking distance to the Losari Beach, Fort Rotterdam and many other famous places & restaurants. It’s a perfect choice to stay if you want to enjoy Makassar city at its best. Search no more. Click here and book your stay at Singgasana Hotel Makassar at the lowest price. Enjoy the comfort of our rooms and the hospitality from all the staff, not forget to mention the price also comes with breakfast buffet coupons for 2 persons! The Mobile Deal Promo is only valid for booking through your tablet or mobile phone (link). Book now! People also read: STAY IN A 5 STAR HOTEL WITH LOW RATES

KATINGTING RACE – A Tribute to a Maritime Tradition

KATINGTING RACE – A Tribute to a Maritime Tradition

November 25, 2014

  The deepest lake in Indonesia, Matano Lake, lies in Soroako, East Luwu Regency in South Sulawesi. Covering an area of more than 8,000 hectares, its depth goes all the way to almost 600 meters below the surface. And its natural beauty has been attracting visitors from all over the world, and even more so during the occasion of Katingting Race.   Soroako is a small beautiful mining town famed for its immense deposit of iron. Vale Inco, the Canadian mining company operating here has been active in helping the locals preserve the generous environment. As a result, the three lakes surrounding the town, including Matano, have become favorite destinations for tourists wanting to explore the biodiversity and breathtaking views of Soroako.   Crystal-clear waters, unpolluted air, calm atmosphere and the view of Veerbek Mountains over Matano Lake charm whoever visits the area. And as the day of the Katinting Race approached, I joined the locals and visitors alike in an exciting celebration unlike any other.   Practical means of transportation Katinting is a 10-meter long wooden boat with outriggers on both sides of its body. This traditional, boat is used by the locals as one of their primary means of the transportation. East Luwu Regency is indeed one of the Indonesian regions that unfortunately suffers from poor land transportation infrastructure.   Luckily though, Sulawesi is an island where the people have a strong maritime tradition. Many ethnic groups living there originated from coastal and riverine kingdoms that reigned in the past. In many ways, the common usage of water transportation shows the age old maritime inventions and skills.   In the 1970s, the region was introduced to machineries. The name katinting came forth during that period, referring to a boat with machine. Until today katinting is a part of the ordinary lives in several sub-regencies in the area, sailing here and there along with another larger and more modern type of boat called raft.   With a small engine attached at the stern, each boat can carry up to 12 people. It is a very popular vehicle not only to go places, but also to enjoy the surroundings. On weekends, for example, it is the favorite choice of tourists who want to spend leisure time on the lake.   Thrills on the lake That morning Ide Beach presented a memorable view of the lake beneath the gorgeous blue sky. The small beach is only 3 kilometers away from the center of Soroako and has long been the main site for recreational activities. But this one particular morning, crowds gathered not only to take in the scenery. Katinting Race as an annual agenda of the town was about to start.   Katinting Race was only initiated several years ago. Realizing their rich tourism potential, the local government introduced the race in order to promote the region. Indeed, it was a smart move as visitors now get to marvel at the view of the surroundings and find an unexpected sanctuary in a little town of central Sulawesi.   The race is on The race participants from Soroako and other neighboring towns assembled near the shore at 7 in the morning. I could feel the tension as well as great excitement building up, promising not only a tribute to Sulawesi’s maritime tradition.   Small colorful flags that decorated the boats fluttered in the wind as the katintin men got themselves ready. The day before, bright-colored buoy markers and small Indonesian national flags had also been installed by the organizing committee. Like dots from afar, they added up the merriment by the lake throughout the 500-meter course.   As in every other race, every participant must comply with some rules. The boat’s shape and specification were subject to strict inspections. The katinting had to have a 24-horsepower engine and be manned by three people. There were three rounds going on from morning to afternoon in which each katinting must show off its performance in the elimination, semifinal and final rounds.    As soon as the committee announced the beginning of the first round, chers and applause filled the air. Right on cue, two first katintings dashed away. Each time a katinting maneuvered, I joined the on-lookers cheering and applauding enthusiastically, yelling out support and slogans. Definitely a brilliant show of traditional ingenuity, I highly recommend this race to be on your next travel agenda.   How to get Soroako From the capital city of South Sulawesi, Makassar, Soroako can be reached by a public bus; a journey that can take up to 12 hours. A much more comfortable trip is a one-and-a-half-hour domestic flight from Makassar.