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Samalona Island

Publish 13-05-2008 09:53:19 by Admin
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A. Brief Information

Samalona Island is a cluster of coral reefs area with 2,34 ha in width. This small island is a favourite destination for local and international tourists. There are some activities you can do there like sunbathing above the sandy beach and diving into the deep waters of Samalona Island to observe the wonderful coral reefs and beautiful sub-marine life within. The best months for visiting Samalona Island range from February to October.

B. Distinctive Features

This pleasant recreational area contains so much mysteries dealing with some wreck ships, the remnants of the world war II. At least there are seven ships that were sank there. They are Maru Boat, a Japanese warship that is approximately located at 30 meters deep; Japanese gunboat; Hakko Maru cargo vessel made of the Dutch; and Japanese submarine hunter. Now, they have turned into wonderful coral reefs where ample fishes live within. Such wonderful scenery of submarine life surrounding Samalona Island is a distinction from other destinations. Many come to the location for diving in purpose to observe some wreck ships inside the surrounding waters of the island.

Besides revealing the mysteries within and observing the wonderful submarine life in Samalona Island, you can watch the sunrise and likewise the sunset on the same position.  There are numerous kinds of local seafood cooked with special recipe and method. For instance, fishes are cooked by putting them above coconut shell covered by some leaves growing around the location. By such cuisine, the appetizing aroma wafting from the coconut shell will lure you to taste it soon.

C. Location

Samalona Island is administratively included into  Ujung Pandang Sub-district,  Makassar City, South Sulawesi Province.

D. Access

The location is 6,8 km away from Makassar City. It can be reached for approximately 20 – 30 minutes by taking speedboat for maximum 12 people. Its costs range from IDR 250.000 to IDR 350.000.

E. Ticket Price

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F. Accommodation and other Facilities

In the location, there is a middle-class guesthouse for 20 people. Its costs range from IDR 150.000 to IDR 250.000. Some food tents offering fresh seafoods can be found as well. Its costs around IDR 15.000 to IDR 20.000 each portion.

(NI/ter/wm/27/04-08)
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Credit Photo: travels.davidmlawrence.com



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