EXPLORE MAKASSAR – RAMBU SOLOK

EXPLORE MAKASSAR – RAMBU SOLOK

March 13, 2017

Far in the highlands of South Sulawesi, live the Toraja people. Tana Toraja is one of the places to visit in Indonesia, the word Toraja comes from Bugis language To Riaja which means People of the uplands. It is said so because the Torajans believe that their ancestors came to earth from heaven. Most of the population in Tana Toraja believes in polytheistic animism called Aluk To Dolo, meanwhile other population is Muslim and Christian. The Torajans are so proud of their traditional culture, there are some rituals that are still practiced until today, and one of them is the famous Rambu Solok, a funeral ceremony.   Explore Makassar with 15% OFF to stay, book the EXPLORE INDONESIA package.   The people of Tana Toraja have a high respect to their ancestors and they believe that death is a way to return to the immortality in the heaven they call Puyo. In Tana Toraja, someone is not fully dead before their family holds the Rambu Solok ceremony (which could take years after their death). During those time before the ceremony, their dead relatives are still treated like a living person, they are clothed, feed and even sleep together with the living.    The funeral ceremony of Rambu Solok spends cost a fortune as it is determined by the social status of the family, the more animals they sacrifice for the ceremony, the higher their social status. A noble kinship could sacrifice up to 100 buffalos meanwhile the middle status will sacrifice about 8 buffalos and tens of pigs. Buffalo is an important sacrifice in this ceremony, because they believe that buffalos lead the deceased to the Puyo. This ceremony lasts for days and really interesting due to its uniqueness. People from around the world are welcome to see the whole process.   You can start collecting information if you want to see Rambu Solok by this 2017, which usually performed by the end of the year. Prepare your annual leave and book your stay at Singgasana Hotel Makassar to get more discounts by purchasing in advance.                       Singgasana Hotel Makassar is located in Jl. Kajaolalido no.16, Makassar

DISCOVER THE BEST OF CHINESE-MAKASSAR’S CULINARY IN JALAN BALI

DISCOVER THE BEST OF CHINESE-MAKASSAR’S CULINARY IN JALAN BALI

February 13, 2017

If you are currently in Makassar, you may not want to miss the chance of tasting lots of Makassar’s street food in Jalan Bali. Officially opened on March 2016, the Jalan Bali in Makassar has now become even larger and bigger, packed with visitors and street food sellers. The area is completed with toilets and other public facilities to make it safe and convenient for tourists and visitors. During its first months, Jalan Bali is famous for its Chinese culinary adventure, but now you can found almost any kinds of food including Makassar’s traditional food.   Valentine in Makassar?   The culinary street of Jalan Bali opens every Saturday from 17:00 – 02:00 WITA and the area is only available for pedestrian. Visitors coming by car or motorcycle could park their vehicles a few blocks from the street. With this condition, the local government of Makassar expects all tourist and visitor to enjoy the uniqueness of Jalan Bali in the more convenient way, just like in the old days. This area is popular amongst youth in Makassar, because it only opens on Saturday night so they could have the chance of meeting with new friends and express their hobby through singing at the open stages.   Jalan Bali is located about 12 minutes by car from Singgasana Hotel Makassar, you may contact our concierge if you need our staff to take and guide you to Jalan Bali. Book your room through our website and enjoy special benefits such as; Late check out until 2 PM, extra 10% Discount with promo code BOOKNOW and easy changes and cancelation.

5 ROMANTIC PLACES FOR VALENTINE IN MAKASSAR

5 ROMANTIC PLACES FOR VALENTINE IN MAKASSAR

February 13, 2017

Honeymoon is a holiday celebrated by newlyweds. Are you a newlywed? Or maybe you are a married couple who’s longing to have a romantic holiday on Valentine’s day? For those staying in Makassar, there are many places that you can visit for a short romantic getaway. Makassar has hidden gems that you might not know about, and they are perfect for a honeymoon. Here are 5 romantic places for Valentine in Makassar.    1. Akkarena Beach The Akkarena Beach is only 15 minutes away from Singgasana Hotel Makassar. This place is so romantic especially during sunset as the sunlight reflected above the sea, creating a beautiful orange sea view. You can also find a lots of restaurants in this area, for a lovely romantic dinner to icing on the cake.  2. Malino Hill Head about 90 KM south from Makassar, you’ll find a line of pine trees and the magnificent Seribu Tangga Waterfall. The Takapala or Seribu Tangga Watwerfall is named so because people have to go up and down in countless stairs to reach the waterfall, but the result will be worth it. If you are too tired to visit Seribu Tangga Waterfall, you and your spouse could visit the Malino Highlands to experience tea walk through 200 hectares the tea garden and end up drinking a cup of hot tea. Exciting isn’t it?   3. Takabonerate Marine Park Did you know, Takabonerate Marine Park is the biggest marine park in Indonesia and the third in the world after Kwajifein in Marshall Islands and Suvadiva in Maldives. In this marine park, a happy couple could enjoy a memorable experience of playing with sea creatures and seeing various coral reefs which cannot be found in any other places.    4. Pantai Samalona Everyone’s dreaming of having a relationship goals, now it’s time for you to make it your own. Start it by lay back and relax by the beach of a quiet island with your bae at Samalona Beach. Samalona is located within minutes from Singgasana Hotel Makassar, by boat. When visiting this beach, bring your own foods and water since the location is quite remote.    5. Losari Beach And just across Singgasana Hotel Makassar you can take a long beach walk with your loved one, while enjoying traditional foods and snacks at Losari Beach, the icon of Makassar. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy all the foods here as they are not pricey and affordable. Losari Beach is the only place where you can witness the sun rise and set within the same place.

CHASING THE SUN, AT THE TANJUNG RINGGIT HARBOR

CHASING THE SUN, AT THE TANJUNG RINGGIT HARBOR

November 28, 2016

Once in your life time when you have the chance to be in Makassar, do not miss to visit Pallopo. Pallopo is a small town located around 8 hours driving from Makassar which offers a serene view of a harbor life. The Tanjung Ringgit Harbor is one of the oldest harbors in Makassar built in 1920 during the Dutch era, which connects the trading routes between harbors in Makassar and Kalimantan (Borneo).    The harbor remains active but now it is only focused for cargos, though sometimes you can find international cruise ships docked in, to drop tourists off to Tana Toraja.    The Tanjung Ringgit Harbor presents peculiar scenes of a harbor life. As boats land after a night at the ocean for fishing, porters run towards them in hurly-burly to collect catches fresh off the sea and bring them to the auction. Auctioneer vends all best catches to those who dare to pay in best prices. In the afternoon, you can just sit down, eating some local snacks while enjoying the gusts of wind coast.    Did you know, Pallopo is the town of where the Sulawesi’s most epic literature I La Galigo was born. I La Galigo, the longest epic literature in the world was created in Aksara Lontara (ancient writing technique) around 13 & 15 BC, that tells about how human was created. And not just that, it is also contains of life almanacs. I La Galigo is Sulawesi’s proud, some of the manuscripts is kept in Leiden University at the Netherlands.   Let’s go to Pallopo, chasing the sun at the Tanjung Ringgit Harbor and know deeper about Sulawesi’s authentic journey of history. Stay with us and rent a car to go to Pallopo, or take a plane via the Lagaligo airport.   For more inquiry about Singgasana Hotel Makassar, call us at 0411 362 7051 or drop an email to info@makassar.singgasanahotels.com. Book now until December 2016 and enjoy up to 15% discount to stay, include breakfast and access to swimming pool and fitness center.

OCTOBER SPECIALS AT SINGGASANA HOTEL MAKASSAR

OCTOBER SPECIALS AT SINGGASANA HOTEL MAKASSAR

October 11, 2016

Welcome October, welcome rainy season! Are you coming to Makassar this month? Then don’t forget to put us on your traveling list and enjoy special monthly promo at Singgasana Hotel Makassar. To those staying at Singgasana Hotel Makassar, you can enjoy a few special menus with less than IDR 100K, such as;   1. Mie Ayam Singgasana Mie Ayam or Chicken Noodle is one of Indonesian’s favorite foods and it’s good either for lunch or dinner. It’s savory atste goes very well with Mie meatballs, makes it a perfect meal for any day especially when it rains. Mie Ayam Singgasana costs IDR 50K/portion.    2. Nasi Campur Another Indonesian’s favorite food is Nasi Campur or Mixed Rice which is usually served with herbs fried chicken, egg and sautéed vegies, and not to forget, the sambal (red hot chili paste).  This dish is perfect for an after gym session or lunch. You can enjoy Nasi Campur at Singgasana Hotel Makassar for only IDR 50K/Portion.   3. Banana Smoothie I have an apple, I have a milk – UGH – Banana Smoothie!  This healthy yet delicious drink will boost your mood and energy after a long tiring day at the convention or work. A glass of Banana Smoothie is only IDR 25K. Beside these special food and beverage you could also enjoy some other delicious menus at Singgasana Hotel Makassar with the loved ones at a low cost. Enjoy your staycation at our hotel include breakfast and free transfer to Trans Studio Makassar with our special package. Enter the promo code BOOKNOW and get 10% extra discount for your next holiday, only valid on website.

5 Simple Stretches That Can Be Done in Your Office

5 Simple Stretches That Can Be Done in Your Office

June 02, 2016

Sitting for a long period of time could bring a bad effect either for your body and mind. In fact, our body needs a good energy to produce creativity and, we can get that only if our blood  flows well. Too bad, many of us especially office workers don’t have the opportunity to move around often. So if you are one of those, you can do these simple stretches while you are sitting at the office.   Seated Twist Sitting in your chair for all day might get your back achy. Take a break and you can do this simple stretch while still sitting. Keep a long, tall spine and twist your body to the left, stop a while and take a deep breath for a few seconds. Repeat on the other side and each side for 3 or four times.   Chin Tuck Try to do chin tuck to loosen your shoulder muscle and stiff neck, simply by face straight ahead. Slowly lower your chin to your chest and hold for about 30 seconds and you will feel the tension in the back of your neck. Slowly return to the starting position, relax and repeat.   Thigh Balance Use a desk for your support, stand up, raise your leg behind and try to grab your ankle. Hold for a few seconds and repeat on the other leg. This would bring back your balance and mobility after you spend all day sitting down.   Stress Ball Squeeze This is too simple to do! Squeezing a stress ball is a good way to release stress and improve productivity. It is also good for your hands and forearms.   Standing Leg Raises Now get up from your chair and hold onto the back of it. Lean forward and raise your legs towards the ceiling and lowering back down. Do this for a couple times and repeat on the other leg.    It is not necessary to do all these 5 stretches at once, but you can take this stretch break every 60 minutes and choose a couple of stretches. These are all simple but your brain and body will thank for it. Come on! Take your stretch break now.

Going To Makassar

Going To Makassar

May 12, 2016

Now it is your turn to go to Makassar with 10% extra discount for stay in Singgasana Hotel Makassar. Get it now, simply by entering this promotion code BOOKNOW when making a reservation on our website. This promotion is valid on certain period. While you are in Makassar, you can enjoy the beauty of its beaches while having a superb seafood dish covered in Bugis’ traditional spices, or go to the mountains to witness a spectacular view from up above. Makassar has so many potential tourism attractions that are still uncovered. One of them is the Kodingareng Keke Island. It is a remote small island located 45 minutes away from the mainland by speedboat. This is such a perfect island for a private getaway, quiet and beautiful with a long stretch of white sandy beach. Do not forget to bring your own supplies and foods since this island is uninhabited, and please, keep your own rubbish, don’t throw it away to the island or ocean. If you’re fond of photography, you might want to go to the Paotere Harbor in the morning. There, you can snap some exotic views of morning activities at the harbor such as fishermen and their boats coming home after a night of fishing, loads of fresh seafoods off the boats, etc. Some people suggest to get there by becak, so you can experience the more traditional feel. If you want to, bring some local friends as a guide to prevent undesirable things. If you need a help for your trip, please call our staff. We are more than ready to help and make it a memorable trip for you.