Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Losari Beach, Makassar City

Losari beach is a beautiful beach and located on the edge city of Makassar. It is located only about 3 km from the center of Makassar (Karebosi Park). The beach used to be the longest cafĂ© in Asia, because many cafes stand in along the beach, but now the cafes are collected in a special place so it does not spread along the coast. Charm of the beach is mainly seen in the evening when the sunset stands out. This is a major attraction of people’s coming to the Losari beach. Every evening hundreds of people come to witness the panorama of red as the sun will disappear into the ocean, so do not miss the sunset at the Losari beach. If the sky is sunny, the scenery is absolutely perfect. Because of its location in a bay, the water of Losari is even often quiet as usual pool water.


Losari is its waterfront of Makassar. The lengthy of the beach is approximately one kilometer and it is a public space that can be accessed by anyone. On this beach there is a park called the Pelataran Bahari (Marine Park), with semicircular area of nearly one hectare. This place is a plaza with a clean floor for children to play and running around, while parents and teens sit on concrete benches to enjoy the sea breeze. From this place, you are also free to view out to the sea and watch the sunset slowly turns reddish in the line of the horizon. The reflected light also creates sheen on the surface of sea water.

The Pelataran Bahari also serves as the stadium of open water to watch the coastal waters in front of Losari beach. This coastal water is often used as a racecourse jet ski, boat races and traditional boat jolloro katinting, or become a transit point of rely of Sandeq traditional sailboats and yachts.
 
In Losari there are also a few hotels. Some of them qualified as a tree stars hotel. The hotel is offering panoramic beauty of the sea with luxury service treats. There are Losari Beach Hotel, Losari Beach Inn, Makassar Golden Hotel, and Pantai Gapura Hotel. All of the hotels located in Jalan Penghibur.
 
(Original source : https://www.englishahkam.com, Photo source : https://pariwisataku.com/wisata-pantai-losari/ and Sabudi Prasetyo)

Fort Rotterdam, Makassar, Indonesia

Fort Rotterdam is a 17th-century fort in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a Dutch fort built on top of an existing fort of the Gowa Kingdom. The first fort on the site was constructed by the a local sultan in around 1634, to counter Dutch encroachments. The site was ceded to the Dutch under the Treaty of Bongaya, and they completely rebuilt it between 1673 and 1679. It had six bastions and was surrounded by a seven meter high rampart and a two meter deep moat.

The fort was the Dutch regional military and governmental headquarters until the 1930s. It was extensively restored in the 1970s and is now a cultural and educational centre, a venue for music and dance events, and a tourist destination. 

 

(Original source : Wikipedia, Photo source : Sabudi Prasetyo and Wikipedia)

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Gardens by the Bay

The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (inDowntown Core and Kallang). The largest of the gardens is the Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres) designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.

Gardens by the Bay was part of the nation's plans to transform its "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden", with the aim of raising the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. First announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Singapore's National Day Rally in 2005, Gardens by the Bay was intended to be Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space and a national icon.

Being a popular tourist attraction in Singapore, the park received 6.4 million visitors in 2014, while topping its 20 millionth visitor mark in November 2015 and over 50 million in 2018.

(Original source : Wikipedia, Photo source : Sabudi Prasetyo)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Auli Skiing Resort, India

One of the popular ski destinations in Uttarakhand in India, Auli resides at a height between 2500 and 3000 metres. The region was once the base of paramilitary soldiers and when judged by foreign experts, it proved to be among the best ski destinations in the world.

Auli is surrounded by vast acres of oak and coniferous forests. Skiing right through these snow covered forests feels highly thrilling. One of the best things about this side of Uttarakhand is that the Government here maintains various provisions to make skiing possible for everyone-both for the novice and professionals. Owing to this, one can find a lot of skiing agencies as they will step out for skiing.

For adventure lovers, the best time to visit Auliis definitely the winters. Starting from the late November and continuing till the same of March, the winters cover the mountains of Auli with blankets of snow. Particularly the month of January is highly fit for skiing. During this month of the year, Auli receives maximum snowfall and this trend continues till the last week of March. 

(Original source : www.tourism-of-india.com, Foto source : Sabudi Prasetyo)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore is at heme park located within Resort World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It features 28 rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones.

It was a key component of the Genting Group's bid for the right to build Singapore's second integrated resort. On 8 December 2006, the Singapore government announced that the consortium had won the bid. Construction of the theme park and the rest of the resort started on 19 April 2007. It is the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first in Southeast Asia. The official plans for the park were unveiled to the public when Universal Studios Singapore released a park map to the public on 20 October 2009. Universal Studios Singapore attracted more than 2 million visitors in the 9 months from its opening.

The park has been marketed by Universal Parks & Resorts as a "one-of-its-kind theme park in Asia" and promised that the park would be the only one of its kind in Southeast Asia for the next 30 years.

(Original source : Wikipedia, Photo source : Sabudi Prasetyo)

Sentosa, Singapore

Sentosa Island, known mononymously as Sentosa, is an island located off the southern coast of Sinapore's main island. The island is separated from the main island of Singapore by a channel of water, the Keppel Harbour and is adjacent to Pulau Brani, a smaller island wedged between Sentosa and the main island.

Formerly used as a British military base and afterwards as a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, the island was renamed Sentosa and was planned to be a popular tourist destination. It is now home to a popular resort that receives more than twenty million visitors per year. Attractions include a 2 km (1.2 mile) long sheltered beach, Madame Tussauds Singapore, an extensive Cable Car network, Fort Siloso, two golf courses, 14 hotels and the Resort Worls Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore's two casinos, the other being in Marina Bay Sands.

(Original source : Wikipedia, Photo source : Sabudi Prasetyo)