Sulawesi:: Makassar

South Sulawesi, Makassar. Pantai Losari with it's many foodstalls. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

South Sulawesi, Makassar. Pantai Losari with it's many foodstalls. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Makassar has a population of about 950.000 and is the provincial capital of south Sulawesi. From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, and the two names are often used interchangeably. It is  the largest city on Sulawesi, and has for centuries been the commercial center of trade for Sulawesi and the eastern Indonesian islands. Major goods exported from here are textiles, paper, processed food, building materials and a variety of agricultural products.

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