Jalan Bonerate 26 A
Hotel Mutiara Sari +62411336068
Clean double room, with air-con and a sumptuous breakfast buffet, for IDR 145,000.- or US$ 16.10 per night. Friendly staff, zero English.
Beer: 620-ml bottles of ice-cold Bintang Pilsner (c. 4.7 % alc./vol.) for INR 24,000.- or US$ 2.65 per large bottle at the new Alfamart +6285240890204, just around the corner.
Click below for an interactive road map of the Hotel Mutiara Sari in Makassar, which we would recommend, and for directions:
Visiting the traditional Paotere Harbour aka Pelabuhan Paotere (admission for orang turis: INR 5,000.- per person), just a short becak ride north of the city centre (using one of these three-wheeled bicycle-rickshaws where the brawny driver sits at the rear; INR 10,000.- for the ride), where wooden Buginese and Makassarese schooners and all kind of floating tubs berth and connect Makassar with its off-lying islands and with other parts of Sulawesi as well as with Kalimantan, Maluku and Nusa Tenggara.
"We're sailing on a strange boat
Heading for a strange shore
Carrying the strangest cargo
That was ever hauled aboard
We're sailing on a strange sea
Blown by a strange wind
Carrying the strangest crew
That ever sinned"
© Konni & Matt
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