HIKING THE NOTORIOUS TAMBORA

HIKING THE NOTORIOUS TAMBORA

July 25, 2017

The beginning of the 19th century was recorded in history as “the year without summer” in Europe and North America as the average global temperature dropped as much as five degrees Fahrenheit. In some regions, like New England and Eastern Canada, snow fell in June. Cold rain and frost also occurred in the summer months in Asia. What happened?   The answer was Tambora, a stratovolcano in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, which exploded on April 5, 1815 in gigantic eruption marking a history climax of several decades of activity inside its magma chamber.   Thunderous sounds were heard all the way from ternate and Batavia (old name of Jakarta); both are more than one thousand kilometers away from Tambora. The next day, volcanic ash rained on the eastern plain of Java, accompanied by a series of detonations. But no one knew that there was still much more to come.   On April 10, 1815, three columns of fire skyrocketed, followed by a massive and continuous ejection of 50 cubic kilometers of magma. The powerful roars kept thundering and a large part of the mountain collapsed into a flood of “liquid fire”. It left a deep summit crater, and the mountain’s height was cut from 4,300 meters to only 2,851 meters.   The result of the outburst was disastrous. Pyroclastic clouds spewed into the sky over 19 kilometers high and giant tsunamis struck several islands. Large amounts of volcanic as enveloped the globe causing a climate anomaly all over the world for a whole year. Crops failed and death by famine and diseases ensued. Casualties reached 71,000 in Indonesia alone. It was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history, prompting Tambora to be dubbed the Pompeii of the East.   Text: Ninus Andarnuswari Source: Journey Indonesia Magazine Continue reading: A Journey to Tambora         Book your stay at Singgasana Hotel Makassar from this website and enjoy special discounts from us. E: info@makassar.singgasanahotels.com T: 0411 362 7051

MAKANAN TRADISIONAL YANG WAJIB DIHIDANGKAN SAAT LEBARAN

MAKANAN TRADISIONAL YANG WAJIB DIHIDANGKAN SAAT LEBARAN

June 13, 2017

Hari Raya Idul Fitri akan segera tiba, pasti banyak dari anda yang sudah tidak sabar untuk berkumpul bersama keluarga besar dan menikmati hidangan yang hanya ada pada saat Lebaran seperti beberapa hidangan berikut ini.   1. RENDANG Rendang merupakan hidangan tradisional khas Sumatera Barat yang digemari oleh sebagian besar masyarakat Indonesia bahkan hingga luar negri. Hidangan yang masuk dalam daftar 50 Hidangan Terlezat di Dunia ini aslinya memang menggunakan daging sapi sebagai bahan utamanya, namun sekarang ini banyak masyarakat yang memodifikasi rending dengan daging lainnya seperti ayam, bebek hingga telur. Bagaimana dengan rending dirumah anda besok?   2. KETUPAT Belum lebaran namanya jika tidak ada ketupat dirumah. Tidak tahu bagaimana asal mula ketupat dapat menjadi hidangan khas lebaran, yang pasti, ketupat merupakan makanan khas Asia Tenggara. Jadi, ketupat tidak hanya dapat dijumpai di Indonesia saja, namun juga di negara-negara tetangga. Makan ketupat sehabis Shallat Ied merupakan momen yang paling ditunggu!   3. OPOR AYAM Sudah ada Rendang dan Ketupat, maka satu lagi makanan yang harus ada di meja saat Lebaran adalah Opor Ayam. Seperti ketupat, opor ayam juga merupakan makanan yang lazim dijumpai di Asia Tengara. Seporsi ketupat dengan Rendang dan siraman kuah Opor Ayam diatasnya tentu dapat membuat siapapun tergoda, bukan?   4. SAMBAL GORENG ATI & KENTANG Untuk menambah rasa pedas, sambal goreng ati dengan kentang akan memberikan rasa yang nendang. Di beberapa tempat, sambal goreng ati & kentang ini juga ditambahkan pete dan kapri yang memberikan rasa segar dan renyah. Wow! Membayangkannya saja sudah membuat kami lapar.   Paket Libur Lebaran di Singgasana Hotel Makassar mulai Rp. 350,000,-NET masih dapat anda nikmati hingga akhir bulan ini. Untuk informasi & reservasi, hubungi kami di 0411 362 7051.

EXPLORE MAKASSAR – RAMBU SOLOK

EXPLORE MAKASSAR – RAMBU SOLOK

March 13, 2017

Far in the highlands of South Sulawesi, live the Toraja people. Tana Toraja is one of the places to visit in Indonesia, the word Toraja comes from Bugis language To Riaja which means People of the uplands. It is said so because the Torajans believe that their ancestors came to earth from heaven. Most of the population in Tana Toraja believes in polytheistic animism called Aluk To Dolo, meanwhile other population is Muslim and Christian. The Torajans are so proud of their traditional culture, there are some rituals that are still practiced until today, and one of them is the famous Rambu Solok, a funeral ceremony.   Explore Makassar with 15% OFF to stay, book the EXPLORE INDONESIA package.   The people of Tana Toraja have a high respect to their ancestors and they believe that death is a way to return to the immortality in the heaven they call Puyo. In Tana Toraja, someone is not fully dead before their family holds the Rambu Solok ceremony (which could take years after their death). During those time before the ceremony, their dead relatives are still treated like a living person, they are clothed, feed and even sleep together with the living.    The funeral ceremony of Rambu Solok spends cost a fortune as it is determined by the social status of the family, the more animals they sacrifice for the ceremony, the higher their social status. A noble kinship could sacrifice up to 100 buffalos meanwhile the middle status will sacrifice about 8 buffalos and tens of pigs. Buffalo is an important sacrifice in this ceremony, because they believe that buffalos lead the deceased to the Puyo. This ceremony lasts for days and really interesting due to its uniqueness. People from around the world are welcome to see the whole process.   You can start collecting information if you want to see Rambu Solok by this 2017, which usually performed by the end of the year. Prepare your annual leave and book your stay at Singgasana Hotel Makassar to get more discounts by purchasing in advance.                       Singgasana Hotel Makassar is located in Jl. Kajaolalido no.16, Makassar

DISCOVER THE BEST OF CHINESE-MAKASSAR’S CULINARY IN JALAN BALI

DISCOVER THE BEST OF CHINESE-MAKASSAR’S CULINARY IN JALAN BALI

February 13, 2017

If you are currently in Makassar, you may not want to miss the chance of tasting lots of Makassar’s street food in Jalan Bali. Officially opened on March 2016, the Jalan Bali in Makassar has now become even larger and bigger, packed with visitors and street food sellers. The area is completed with toilets and other public facilities to make it safe and convenient for tourists and visitors. During its first months, Jalan Bali is famous for its Chinese culinary adventure, but now you can found almost any kinds of food including Makassar’s traditional food.   Valentine in Makassar?   The culinary street of Jalan Bali opens every Saturday from 17:00 – 02:00 WITA and the area is only available for pedestrian. Visitors coming by car or motorcycle could park their vehicles a few blocks from the street. With this condition, the local government of Makassar expects all tourist and visitor to enjoy the uniqueness of Jalan Bali in the more convenient way, just like in the old days. This area is popular amongst youth in Makassar, because it only opens on Saturday night so they could have the chance of meeting with new friends and express their hobby through singing at the open stages.   Jalan Bali is located about 12 minutes by car from Singgasana Hotel Makassar, you may contact our concierge if you need our staff to take and guide you to Jalan Bali. Book your room through our website and enjoy special benefits such as; Late check out until 2 PM, extra 10% Discount with promo code BOOKNOW and easy changes and cancelation.

5 ROMANTIC PLACES FOR VALENTINE IN MAKASSAR

5 ROMANTIC PLACES FOR VALENTINE IN MAKASSAR

February 13, 2017

Honeymoon is a holiday celebrated by newlyweds. Are you a newlywed? Or maybe you are a married couple who’s longing to have a romantic holiday on Valentine’s day? For those staying in Makassar, there are many places that you can visit for a short romantic getaway. Makassar has hidden gems that you might not know about, and they are perfect for a honeymoon. Here are 5 romantic places for Valentine in Makassar.    1. Akkarena Beach The Akkarena Beach is only 15 minutes away from Singgasana Hotel Makassar. This place is so romantic especially during sunset as the sunlight reflected above the sea, creating a beautiful orange sea view. You can also find a lots of restaurants in this area, for a lovely romantic dinner to icing on the cake.  2. Malino Hill Head about 90 KM south from Makassar, you’ll find a line of pine trees and the magnificent Seribu Tangga Waterfall. The Takapala or Seribu Tangga Watwerfall is named so because people have to go up and down in countless stairs to reach the waterfall, but the result will be worth it. If you are too tired to visit Seribu Tangga Waterfall, you and your spouse could visit the Malino Highlands to experience tea walk through 200 hectares the tea garden and end up drinking a cup of hot tea. Exciting isn’t it?   3. Takabonerate Marine Park Did you know, Takabonerate Marine Park is the biggest marine park in Indonesia and the third in the world after Kwajifein in Marshall Islands and Suvadiva in Maldives. In this marine park, a happy couple could enjoy a memorable experience of playing with sea creatures and seeing various coral reefs which cannot be found in any other places.    4. Pantai Samalona Everyone’s dreaming of having a relationship goals, now it’s time for you to make it your own. Start it by lay back and relax by the beach of a quiet island with your bae at Samalona Beach. Samalona is located within minutes from Singgasana Hotel Makassar, by boat. When visiting this beach, bring your own foods and water since the location is quite remote.    5. Losari Beach And just across Singgasana Hotel Makassar you can take a long beach walk with your loved one, while enjoying traditional foods and snacks at Losari Beach, the icon of Makassar. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy all the foods here as they are not pricey and affordable. Losari Beach is the only place where you can witness the sun rise and set within the same place.

CHASING THE SUN, AT THE TANJUNG RINGGIT HARBOR

CHASING THE SUN, AT THE TANJUNG RINGGIT HARBOR

November 28, 2016

Once in your life time when you have the chance to be in Makassar, do not miss to visit Pallopo. Pallopo is a small town located around 8 hours driving from Makassar which offers a serene view of a harbor life. The Tanjung Ringgit Harbor is one of the oldest harbors in Makassar built in 1920 during the Dutch era, which connects the trading routes between harbors in Makassar and Kalimantan (Borneo).    The harbor remains active but now it is only focused for cargos, though sometimes you can find international cruise ships docked in, to drop tourists off to Tana Toraja.    The Tanjung Ringgit Harbor presents peculiar scenes of a harbor life. As boats land after a night at the ocean for fishing, porters run towards them in hurly-burly to collect catches fresh off the sea and bring them to the auction. Auctioneer vends all best catches to those who dare to pay in best prices. In the afternoon, you can just sit down, eating some local snacks while enjoying the gusts of wind coast.    Did you know, Pallopo is the town of where the Sulawesi’s most epic literature I La Galigo was born. I La Galigo, the longest epic literature in the world was created in Aksara Lontara (ancient writing technique) around 13 & 15 BC, that tells about how human was created. And not just that, it is also contains of life almanacs. I La Galigo is Sulawesi’s proud, some of the manuscripts is kept in Leiden University at the Netherlands.   Let’s go to Pallopo, chasing the sun at the Tanjung Ringgit Harbor and know deeper about Sulawesi’s authentic journey of history. Stay with us and rent a car to go to Pallopo, or take a plane via the Lagaligo airport.   For more inquiry about Singgasana Hotel Makassar, call us at 0411 362 7051 or drop an email to info@makassar.singgasanahotels.com. Book now until December 2016 and enjoy up to 15% discount to stay, include breakfast and access to swimming pool and fitness center.

Wedding Venue Makassar

Wedding Venue Makassar

November 14, 2016

If you’re going to have a wedding Makassar, then Singgasana Hotel Makassar is the best option for you. Here, you can have your wedding dream in Makassar in a very affordable price. There are various wedding package in hotel Makassar that you can choose starting from an outdoor wedding by the pool to a grand and elegant wedding at Cirangga Restaurant or Morante Ballroom. Singgasana Hotel Makassar provides any kind of wedding receptions that could be adjusted to your budget and it has one of the biggest ballroom in town. With wedding package from Singgasana Hotel Makassar, you are also entitled to enjoy a complimentary stay at this hotel. Rooms at Singgasana Hotel Makassar come in modern design, equipped with simple furniture and completed with special room amenities, while most rooms are facing to the famous Losari Beach.  Singgasana Hotel Makassar have been serving guests for more than five years, and each of their staff have experienced in handling many events, ranging from wedding, meeting, gathering, and even national TV’s talent show auditions. Its strategic location makes Singgasana Hotel Makassar the perfect hotel transit in Makassar either for tourists and business traveler who’s going to continue their flights to other parts of Sulawesi such as Toraja. The rate in Singgasana Hotel Makassar is start from Rp. 500 Rp. 500,000,++/night include breakfast. The price for wedding reception in hotel Makassar is also affordable and could accommodate up to 1000 pax. Restaurant at Singgasana Hotel Makassar guarantees each food served to their guests is made of quality products. This October, guests staying at Singgasana Hotel Makassar could enjoy special menu in Cirangga Restaurant, such as; Mie Ayam Singgasana which is only Rp. 50,000/portion, Nasi Campur Singgasana that contains of fried chicken, boiled egg, savory steamed rice and fresh vegetables with only Rp. 50,000/portion. To freshen up your day, there’s also Banana Smoothie. Visit the website of Singgasana Hotel Makassar on www.makassar.singgasanahotels.com for more information about this promo, or call 0411-3627051 for more info about harga gedung pernikahan di Makassar wedding package. Staff at Singgasana Hotel Makassar will be pleased to help you.

OCTOBER SPECIALS AT SINGGASANA HOTEL MAKASSAR

OCTOBER SPECIALS AT SINGGASANA HOTEL MAKASSAR

October 11, 2016

Welcome October, welcome rainy season! Are you coming to Makassar this month? Then don’t forget to put us on your traveling list and enjoy special monthly promo at Singgasana Hotel Makassar. To those staying at Singgasana Hotel Makassar, you can enjoy a few special menus with less than IDR 100K, such as;   1. Mie Ayam Singgasana Mie Ayam or Chicken Noodle is one of Indonesian’s favorite foods and it’s good either for lunch or dinner. It’s savory atste goes very well with Mie meatballs, makes it a perfect meal for any day especially when it rains. Mie Ayam Singgasana costs IDR 50K/portion.    2. Nasi Campur Another Indonesian’s favorite food is Nasi Campur or Mixed Rice which is usually served with herbs fried chicken, egg and sautéed vegies, and not to forget, the sambal (red hot chili paste).  This dish is perfect for an after gym session or lunch. You can enjoy Nasi Campur at Singgasana Hotel Makassar for only IDR 50K/Portion.   3. Banana Smoothie I have an apple, I have a milk – UGH – Banana Smoothie!  This healthy yet delicious drink will boost your mood and energy after a long tiring day at the convention or work. A glass of Banana Smoothie is only IDR 25K. Beside these special food and beverage you could also enjoy some other delicious menus at Singgasana Hotel Makassar with the loved ones at a low cost. Enjoy your staycation at our hotel include breakfast and free transfer to Trans Studio Makassar with our special package. Enter the promo code BOOKNOW and get 10% extra discount for your next holiday, only valid on website.