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Traditional wooden boats. The old port, Makassar, Sulawesi.

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Wooden boats, waiting to load at the old port in Makassar, Sulawesi. These traditional ships still transport goods around the Indonesian archipelago and can be found at most major harbours. The city of Makassar has been an important trading centre for many centuries.

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A: Traditional wooden boats. Old port, Makassar, Sulawesi.

di Martin Broomfield, 30 metri di distanza

Wooden boats, waiting to load at the old port in Makassar, Sulawesi. These traditional ships still tr...

Traditional wooden boats. Old port, Makassar, Sulawesi.

B: Fort Rotterdam - 2 - Makassar

di Lanang Lintang, 3.2 km di distanza

Fort Rotterdam, an ex Dutch-Indies military fortress. Now become one of tourist destination in Makass...

Fort Rotterdam - 2 - Makassar

C: Fort Rotterdam - Makassar

di Lanang Lintang, 3.2 km di distanza

Fort Rotterdam, an ex Dutch-Indies military fortress. Now become one of tourist destination in Makass...

Fort Rotterdam - Makassar

D: Whitewater tubing, Bantimurung, Sulawesi

di Martin Broomfield, 31.0 km di distanza

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Whitewater tubing, Bantimurung, Sulawesi

E: Bantimurung Caves, South Sulawesi

di Martin Broomfield, 31.6 km di distanza

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F: view from summit bulu saraung mountain

di haris makassar, 46.0 km di distanza

view from summit bulu saraung mountain

view from summit bulu saraung mountain

G: Kate Kesu Sulawesi Indonesia

di Geri Dagys, 230.2 km di distanza

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H: Fishmongers, Kendari

di Martin Broomfield, 371.3 km di distanza

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I: Beach Komodo Island, Indonesia

di Martin Broomfield, 371.6 km di distanza

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Beach Komodo Island, Indonesia

J: Paradise and Flip Flops, Komodo Island

di Martin Broomfield, 371.6 km di distanza

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Paradise and Flip Flops, Komodo Island

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