Makassar (Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi, Indonesia)

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-5.11792 S, 119.41350 E

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Makassar (also Macassar or Mangkasara) is a port city located on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. The city covers a total area of approx 19,926 km2 (7,693 ml2) and has population of around 1,6 million according to 2013 census (metro 1,976,000).

  • Makassar is the provincial capital city of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It's the largest settlement on the island of Sulawesi in terms of population, as well as the 5th largest in Indonesia following Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan. The city of Makassar was named Ujung Pandang from 1971 until 1999, after the precolonial fort built there, and the two names are frequently used interchangeably. Makassar is on the southwest coast of Sulawesi Island, facing Makassar Strait.
  • The city of Makassar is the primary port of southern Sulawesi, with regular international and domestic shipping connections. It's nationally popular as a major port of call for pinisi boats, sailing vessels that are among the last in use for long-distance trade.
  • During colonial era, Makassar was widely known as namesake of Makassar oil, exported in great quantity by the city. Makassar ebony is warm black hue, with tan or brown tones, highly prized for use in making veneers and cabinetry.
  • Currently, as the largest city in Eastern Indonesia, the economy of Makassar depends much on the service sector, making up around 70% of activity. Hotel and restaurant services are the largest contributor (29%), followed by communication and transportation (15%), trading (15%), and finance (11%). Industrial activity is the next most important after city's service sector, with 21% of overall activity.
  • Makassar is a major fishing center in South Sulawesi. One of its main industries is sea-cucumber (trepang) industry. Trepang fishing brought Makassan people in contact with northern Australia's Indigenous Australian peoples, long before European settlement (1788).

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28 February, 2019
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Navigator08:0017:00 Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines

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