September 01, 2015
Makassar, formerly called Ujung Pandang is the capital of South Sulawesi. This largest city in East Indonesia is the country’s busiest air hub that connects Bali, Borneo, Sumatera and Java. As a bustling cosmopolitan town, Makassar has so much to offer including entertainment areas for music, dance and party. When searching for a night life with the locals, you can go about 10 minutes from Singgasana Makassar to the Losari Beach where you can find a range of restaurants and food stalls that offer both traditional and modern dishes while enjoying a spectacular sunset view. Or, you can go to the biggest club in town called Retro. This famous hangout spot in Makassar offers best party remixes and usually features special performances of top DJs from Jakarta. For international tourists or business travelers, we suggest you to bring one or two local friends for companion during your night life exploration. In case you need some suggestions from us, don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and ask our staff. Click here for maps
August 10, 2015
Imagine you are walking all day through a vast jungle, you are heavily sweated and your throat is dry. Then, you started to hear the crashing sound of water. You are following the sound and finally found a beautiful and refreshing waterfall, a paradise on earth that makes your thirst and exhaustion disappears. Well this is what you can found in Bantimurung waterfall, one of the famous natural attractions in South Sulawesi. The waterfall is located in the National Park of Bantimurung Bulusaraung, also known as ‘the kingdom of butterflies’ and has been attracting so many tourists including scientists and biologists since 60s. Kingdom of butterflies, it is true, because you will see butterflies flutter around the waterfalls there, creating a vibrant colorful shade to the panorama. The waterfall itself is 20 meters wide and 15 meters tall with water that runs off a hard layer of limestone throughout the year. Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park has more than 80 natural and prehistoric caves which are the habitat for countless types of butterflies and birds. Near by the park, there are a few bungalows and motels for people who want to stay longer and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stay at Singgasana Hotel Makassar for a rest, before or after you visit the Bantimurung Waterfalls. We could also provide you with a car and tour guide that will take you there upon request. Have a great holiday and don’t forget to taste the Makassar’s authentic culinary too!
July 08, 2015
Indonesia’s beauty is no secret to the world. The islands are surrounded by a vast ocean teaming with exotic life. Dense jungles of strong tall trees are packed with hidden wonders. Towering mountains, deep in jungles, filling craters, atop mountains, there are lakes of all colors and sizes. Long road trips usually lead to the best places. Correct? It takes approximately 12 hours from Makassar, South Sulawesi, to reach Lake Matano, a natural lake located beside Matano Village. Matano itself means “wellspring” because the village has a well that flows continuously to the lake. With a depth of 590 m, it takes the title of the deepest lake in Indonesia and 10th deepest in the world. The lake is home to dozens of endemic fish and plants. This is because the lake is virtually isolated from other lake; it is even believed that 30 types of fish in Lake Matano are all derived from one species! This has attracted many scientists and observers to the lake. The water itself is extremely clear thanks to its remote location. Despite its depth, people can still see the bottom of the lake most of the time. Unbelievable! It is also calm, with almost no ripples to be seen. Visitors will be enchanted by the huge lake and the lush forest surrounding it. Gazing into the water, it is difficult to resist the temptation to jump right in immediately upon arrival! There are tons of activities to do on the lake from swimming and snorkeling to more serious water sports such as canoeing, rafting, water skiing, and even diving! Source: Journey Indonesia
July 02, 2015
Mudik is an Indonesian term of the activity which migrants/migrant workers return to their hometown.¹ The word Mudik was originally come from a Javanese word; Mulih Dilik, which means coming back home for a few days. Another source said Mudik come from the word Udik (kampong, village, suburban area- Indonesian) which is the opposite of urban. Mudik could also be a psychological therapy of a year full of working with the same routine. Mudik in Indonesia is identical with the annual tradition that happens prior the Moeslims feast of Eid ul Fitr, where most Indonesian would gather around with family and parents. The phenomena of Mudik is rare and might not be found in another country, especially the massive number of Pemudik or people who are coming home in almost the same time, usually a week before and after the feast. In the very beginning, the tradition was started by primordial Javanese farmers long before the Majapahit kingdom. They clean up their ancestors’ tomb by the time they got home, and this is still happening until nowadays. Pemudik will usually go to the graveyard and send prayers to their ancestors on the day, before or after the Eid ul Fitr. If you are going to Mudik or spend the Eid holiday in Makassar, stay with Singgasana Hotel Makassar. We have a lot of promotion to offer, such as free Trans Studio Makassar entrance tickets. Reserve your room now and enjoy the benefits. Source: ¹Wikipedia
June 16, 2015
Di awal bulan puasa ini, Singgasana Hotel Makassar akan memberikan 2 Ta'jil Voucher untuk 2 orang beruntung yang memberikan alasan "Mengapa Anda ingin mencicipi sajian Ta'jil di Singgasana Hotel Makassar?" melalui Official Facebook kami, dengan Syarat dan Ketentuan sebagai berikut: 1. Peserta wajib LIKE Fanpage Singgasana Hotel Makassar dan FOLLOW Twitter @SinggasanaMks 2. Singgasana Hotel Makassar akan langsung menghapus komentar yang mengandung SARA, pornografi serta menyebarkan kebencian terhadap sesuatu atau seseorang. 3. Peserta dapat memberikan lebih dari 1 komentar selama periode kuis yang berlaku. 4. Peserta dengan akun Facebook palsu, spam, atau hanya berisi quiz pada timeline-nya akan langsung kami diskualifikasi. 5. Keputusan pemenang adalah sepenuhnya hak Singgasana Hotel Makassar dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat. 6. Pengumuman pemenang yang beruntung adalah pada hari Senin, 29 Juni 2015.
June 09, 2015
According to a research, one simple surprise could make one’s day better and brighter. 51% of respondent from a survey reported that when someone is doing a nice thing to them, they feel loved and important. So, it should be great for you to make a surprise party for your other half. Creating a surprise party would be less distressed if you follow these steps. 1. Think of What Kind of Surprise You’d Make You can start with your spouse’s hobby or things that she / he likes. If he / she is the kind of person who likes to be on the spotlight, make it festive and invite lots of family and relatives. 2. Choose Your Theme It is important to have theme on your party. You can adjust the theme with things your other half really love, such as sports, colors, beach or glamorous things. 3. Ask a Help from Friend A help from your friend would make your surprise party runs smoothly. They could assist while you’re busy with the preparation. 4. Foods & Drinks Adjust the foods and drinks with the theme of your surprise party. Prepare lots of foods for your guests if you are planning to throw the party on lunch or dinner. 5. Music Choose an easy listening playlist and still sync with the theme. You can also put your spouse’s favorite song to make it more romantic. If you are planning to throw a surprise party at Singgasana Hotel Makassar, choose the Prom Night Package that only starts from Rp. 100.000/pax, including complimentary 1 night stay at Deluxe Room, breakfast for 2 persons and many more. Click (link) to reserve right away.
May 08, 2015
Believe it or not, beside its beautiful scenery and interesting history, Makassar is also a great destination for the food hunter! And here, are some of the best foodies’ destinations you should try when you’re in Makassar. 1. Sop Konro & Konro Bakar Karebosi This restaurant is located in Jalan Gunung Lompobattang, right in the back of Bank Indonesia building. Sop Konro is made of high quality beef that is served with savory broth, meanwhile Konro Bakar is grilled beef ribs served with Makassar’s peanut sauce. 2. Sop Saudara Jalan Irian When a bowl of beef mixed with vermicelli, deep fried mashed potato and hot broth, you’ll find yourself in the heaven of food! Yes, especially this one in Jalan Irian. This restaurant has been serving customers since 1970s, and usually crowded at night. A bowl of Sop Saudara costs Rp. 15.000 and if you’d like to eat it with rice, just add Rp. 3000 and Rp. 4000 for a cooked duck egg. 3. Pallubasa Serigala dan Pallubasa Onta Basically, Pallubasa is similar to Sop Konro and Sop Saudara, the difference lies in the broth. Pallubasa is using fried shredded coconut as the addition to its flavor, and if you are eating Pallubasa in Jalan Serigala or Jalan Irian, you can pick your own meat or other parts of beef that you’d like, such as the cheek, tongue and organs. 4. Coto Makassar Jalan Nusantara There are about 100 Coto Makassar restaurants in Makassar, but only a few that is worth to visit, like this one in Jalan Nusantara (that is why it is called Warong Coto Nusantara). A bowl of Coto Nusantara costs Rp. 15.000 and it is consists of beef and Ketupat (rice cooked in a pack of palm leaves) served with thick savory broth. 5. Mie Titi Unlike any other Makassar’s distinctive dish, Mie Titi is a plate of deep fried noodle served with a really thick sauce of egg with chicken, shrimp and vegetables. Mie Titi has been known in Makassar since 37 years ago. Some of the Mie Titi famous restaurants are located in Jalan Irian, Jalan Boulevard, Jalan Datumuseng, Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan and Jalan Bumi Tamalanrea Permai. When you are staying at Singgasana Hotel Makassar and don’t know what to eat for lunch or dinner, you may order the Home Made Chef Suggestion at Cirangga Restaurant. Only Rp. 60.000,net!
April 13, 2015
As the world gets smaller so to fit the palm of your hand, here are eight very useful travel websites that you probably didn't know about. Enjoy your journey! 1. Triptease Browse user-provided itineraries while the site’s built-in search engine searches for the best rates and opportunities for your trip at www.triptease.com. 2. Homestay Surf www.homestay.com for unique and personal accommodation options focusing on connecting like-minded travelers with local hosts in their home. 3. Seat 61 Seat 61 is an excellent way to find alternative transportation. If you’d rather take boats, trains and busses than planes, look no further. Just plug in your start and end points at www.seat61.com to see what routes and methods available to you. 4. Jet Lag Rooster If you’re crossing time zones, www.jetlagrooster.com will design a personalized sleep schedule to help you avoid jet lag on your trip. Fill in your travel details three days before your flight and Jet Lag Rooster will do the rest. 5. Black Tomato Fur luxury travel experiences, check out www.blacktomato.com that allows you all kinds of specific options to find a travel experience tailored to your needs. 6. Responsible Travel A brilliant travel agency (www.responsibletravel.com) that provides environmentally conscious travel packages so you can enjoy your holiday and preserve the earth for holidays to come. 7. iFly Once you’ve booked your flights, there’s no better airport resource than www.ifly.com, which will keep you up-to-date on delays as well as give detailed info about any airport. 8. Foodspotting The website www.foodspotting.com is useful both at home and away. Find the right place to get the food you’re craving by plugging in your location and desired dish. Source: www.buzfeed.com based on the article on Journey Magazine.
March 06, 2015
Calling all travelers, we have to remind you that March is the last month for you to enjoy our Fantastic Deal! Staying at a 4 star hotel in Makassar has never been this amazing with 20.15% off best available rate (probably the biggest discount a hotel ever give to you) plus breakfast for 2 at Cirangga Restaurant to complete your staycation. Have no idea of where to go while in Makassar? Contact us! We will be delighted to guide you for a tour around the city or anywhere you would like to treasure. Or maybe you just want to have a tranquil rest at the hotel, visit our Mandiva Spa for a complete relaxation. In Singgasana Hotel Makassar, there are a million ways to spend lovely days with family, friends and yourself. Psstt... We even have some special packages for you with a team of professionals that will make a mind-blowing event you would never forget! Don’t waste your time, reserve now and enjoy the benefits! See you at Singgasana Hotel Makassar.
February 12, 2015
New Year is coming, hooray! But, did you know the history of New Year celebration? New Year was first-ever celebrated on January 1, 45 BC, shortly after Julius Caesar was crowned as the Roman emperor and replaced the Roman traditional calendar into Julian or Julius calendar. New Year means a new step. There are so much ways and different traditions to celebrate New Year in all over the world. Some choose to be solitude in a quiet place, away from the hustle and bustle for a self-reflection. Some others prefer to celebrate it at home, having a quality time with family and friends. Meanwhile many others would prefer to join the festive with thousands of people in the down town. In Makassar, New Year celebration is usually centered in Losari, Akkarena and Tanjung Bayam Beach, as well as in many luxurious hotels. And this year, Singgasana Hotel Makassar has a fantastic offer for your New Year celebration in Makassar with the White New Year Package. By booking on this package, guest would get a free access to The White New Year Party include room, breakfast and dinner for two. If you are prefer to celebrate it at the beach, don’t worry, Singgasana Hotel Surabaya is only 15 minutes away from the famous Losari Beach. Pretty close, right?