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SULAWESI, INDONESIA - One man's view

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Traditional houses of Toraja in Sulawesi

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One man's view

Dear Readers,

We are one of the local tour operators in Sulawesi and are trying to write an article that gives you a simple overview of the State generally and Sulawesi in particular, which we hope will give you the basic ingredients from which to plan your vacation to Indonesia.

The beautiful scenery of Toraja, South Sulawesi
As an archipelago country Indonesia is divided into four areas are: Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. The capital city is Jakarta.


Indonesia's Climate is definitely tropical, there is no Autumn and Winter but a distinctive "Dry and Wet" season share the year. The East Monsoon, which covers from June to September, brings dry weather while the West Monsoon, which goes from December to March, brings the rain. The ‘Transitional Period’ is between the two season and is interposed by the occasional heavy shower rain, but in the midst of the West Monsoon season temperatures range from 21degrees C (70F) to 33 degrees C (90F) except at higher altitudes which can be much cooler. Heavy Rain falls are usually recorded in December and January and humidity is generally between 75 and 100 percent.

An albino buffalo at a funeral ceremony


About 85 percent of the population follow Islam. Other religions include Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, Hinduism and Buddhism. The ‘Freedom of Religion’ is part of the Indonesian Constitution.


Although the National Language is Indonesian, there are about 583 spoken dialects spoken in the Archipelago. Most of these belong to the different local languages such as Acehnese, Batak, Sundanese, Javanese, Halmahera and Ambonese.

Art and Culture

Indonesia is rich in art and culture which is intertwined with religion and age-old traditions as well as influences originating from the early western migrants such as the Portuguese and Dutch.

The Basic Life Principles Guide which includes the concepts of Mutual Assistance or "Mutual Aid" and Consultation or "the Council" to arrive at consensus or 'Consensus' derive from the rural life.

This system is still very much in use in community life throughout the Country, though the Legal System is based on the Old Dutch Code panel. Social life as well as the Rites of Passage are founded on customary or "Customary" Law which differs from area to area.

Sulawesi is great for fresh fish

Special Sulawesi

Sulawesi covers the emerald islands spanning the Equator of Indonesia which has its own territorial appeal for both domestic and global travelers.

Sulawesi is divided into five main Provinces, namely South Sulawesi.Central, West, Southeast and North Sulawesi. With the customs, culture and religion and language are different, but continued to get The Harmonious Coexistence.

Sulawesi has outstanding natural beauty with the dramatic background of mountains and sea which, together with our traditional customs makes it a unique place to visit.

To summarize, all of our tour programmes covering the entire area that can be seen in our website at

An Eco tourism group

Our message all readers of this article, if you are planning for your next vacation/holiday to Indonesia please consider our Region of Sulawesi, because Sulawesi is a great tourist destination area which can be reached from anywhere, so if you have been in Indonesia before, why not try us this time.

If you entrust to us the organizatione your trip in Sulawesi, we guaranteed that your trip will not be forgotten as one of the sweetest memory in your life.

Come and experience with us !

a Sulawesi Sunset

Written by

A Sulawesi Tour Planner

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