indonesia-southeast and south sulawesi ii

 

maros

maros

bira

bira

toraja

South Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Selatan) is a province of Indonesia. It is mostly located on the southern peninsula of Sulawesi. The Selayar Islands archipelago forms part of the province.The capital of province is Makasar

 BIRA

tanjung bira

tanjung bira

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TANAH BERU

PHINISI SHIPBUILDING

PHINISI SHIPBUILDING

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SELAYAR ISLAND

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underwater

underwater

MAROS

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bantimurung falls

bantimurung falls

leang leang rock painting

leang leang rock painting

TANA TORAJA

lemo-largest burrial area

lemo-the largest burrial area

The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live in the regency of Tana Toraja (“Land of Toraja”). Most of the population is Christian, and others are Muslim or have local animist beliefs known as aluk (“the way”). The Indonesian government has recognized this animist belief as Aluk To Dolo (“Way of the Ancestors”).

life size carved wooden effigies of the dead

life size carved wooden effigies of the dead

Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colorful wood carvings. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days.

TEKETSU-traditionalvillage

TEKETSU-traditionalvillage

When the Tana Toraja regency was further opened to the outside world in the 1970s, it became an icon of tourism in Indonesia: it was exploited by tourism developers and studied by anthropologists.

By the 1990s, when tourism peaked, Toraja society had changed significantly, from an agrarian model — in which social life and customs were outgrowths of the Aluk To Dolo—to a largely Christian society

funeral ceremony

funeral ceremony

 

SOUTHEAST SULAWESI

wakatobi island

wakatobi island

Southeast Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Tenggara, Sultra for short) is a province of Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi, forming the southeastern peninsula of that island, together with a number of large offshore islands such as Buton, Muna, Kabaena and Wawonii, plus smaller islands and islets. The capital of the province is Kendari, on the east coast of the peninsula.

muna-lake napabale

muna-lake napabale

 

text taken from wikipedia

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