September 17, 2018
Being one of the most visited tourist sites in Makassar, the popularity of Losari beach doesn’t seem to fade away even hundreds of years after it was discovered. History recorded that Losari beach was first restored in 1945 under the instruction of the local government. At that time, DM van Smitten was the man in charge. He ordered the workers to build a barrier to protect the main road from being flooded by the sea water. This event also marked the very beginning of Losari’s revitalization.
Located in a very strategic area surrounded by numerous of hotel in Makassar, Losari soon became the main talk of the nation. Both local and international tourists take a great fond of Losari not only for its beauty, but also for the great facilities offered to them. If you are planning on spending your holiday in Makassar, especially Losari beach, we have compiled four fun activities that you can’t miss.
1. VISITING SAMALONA ISLAND
Spending your day at the beach without paying a visit to Samalona Island would be such a great loss, because it’s only a short distance away. You just have to walk about 10 minutes to the Bangkoa Wooden Pier and rent a boat along with your friends and family.
After you’re sailing away in the ocean for about 30 minutes, the white sand and gorgeous blue hue of Samalona island will cheerfully greet you. This is the perfect spot for those of you who have huge interest in photography. For extreme sport fans out there, Samalona island can also be the answer of your prayers.
2. ENJOYING THE SUNSET
In Makassar, Losari beach is also known for its breathtaking sunset views. While some visitors just wanting to enjoy the chilling sea breeze, some of them are specifically came for Losari’s sunset. This is become one of the reasons why Losari is flooded with tourist who are willing to wait for hours just to watch the sun sets.
If you are planning to take these photos as the sweet souvenir to bring home, make sure that you have arrived on the beach before 6:00 pm so you won’t miss the show. If you want your visit to Makassar to be even more unforgettable, don’t forget to strike your best pose right in front of “Pantai Losari” sign.
3. HUNTING FOR MAKASSAR’S BEST LOCAL CUISINES
Once your feet are getting tired from strolling around the beach, take a few moments to relax while enjoying varieties of Makassar’s traditional food that’s being sold there. For those of you with sweet tooth, Pisang Epe is the perfect snack to fill your stomach. Served with melted brown sugar and grated coconut, this baked banana is truly addicting.
Care for another yummy food? Well, then you came in for a treat.
Still want to eat other foods? Calm down, there are also Coto Makassar peddlers who open stalls around Losari beach. One more, according to many food bloggers, you can't miss to taste in Makassar - Mie Titi. Unlike the serving of noodles in general, Titi Noodles are usually fried dry and then doused with a savory broth and appetizing sauce. Hm.
4. RIDE THE DUCK BOAT
Who said that riding a duck boat could only be on the lake? There is also a beach at Losari! For those of you who want to enjoy the beauty of Losari beach from every angle, you can directly rent duck boats that line the beach. Also don't forget to bring your pocket camera or cellphone with you, because there will definitely be many interesting spots that cannot be photographed from the mainland.
Now, he summarizes the four activities you can do while visiting Losari beach. But, don't limit your activities just by doing these four activities, because there are still many places in Makassar that are interesting to explore. Let's go to Makassar!
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