Sea port of Paotere::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Sea port of Paotere
Pinisi Ships::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Pinisi Ships
Pinisi Sailer::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Pinisi Sailer

Sea port of Paotere in Makassar (or Ujung Pandang) in Indonesia is overcrowded with traditional Indonesian sailing ships called Pinisi. Hundreds of boats are used to transport various goods, from fruits to building materials. There are no harbor cranes, loading is a slow manual work.

Local Ferry Boats::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Local Ferry Boats
Indonesian Student Girls::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Indonesian Student Girls
Becak (rickshaw) in Makassar::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Becak (rickshaw) in Makassar

The most interesting historical landmark in Makassar, is well preserved Fort Rotterdam. Built in the second half of the 17th century fortress is a remnant of the Dutch colonial rule on the island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes). Unfortunately there is not much to see in this fort; however reconstructed buildings with characteristic for Dutch architecture columns at the front façade and steep red tile roofs are worth noticing.

Passage in the Defensive Wall::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Passage in the Defensive Wall
Fort Rotterdam #2::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Fort Rotterdam #2
Fort Rotterdam #1::Makassar, Sulawesi Indonesia::
Fort Rotterdam #1

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