Reviews of Sulawesi • 3
SulawesiThe main draw of Sulawesi is the abundance of snorkeling and diving options such as the Bunaken National Park, Lembeh Strait and the Togian Islands. More than 70% of all fish species that live in the western Pacific Ocean can be found in the marine parks of this island. Then there are the southern plains with the mountains of Tanah Toraja, whose beautiful scenery, unusual architecture and vibrant festivals are popular tourist attractions.KalimantanA large unexplored rainforest, Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Malaysia and Brunei share this island too. Kalimantan is a forest covered landmass that appeals to those looking to venture into the unexplored territory. Take a trip along one of its waterways to get a taste of the traditional life of the indigenous people who are called Dayak and make sure to visit one of the island’s amazing floating markets.
The largest of the eastern islands is called Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes. The easiest access point is via the airport in Makassar, which is well connected to the rest of the country.Things to do in Sulawesi: Experience the animist Toraja culture in Tana Toraja; dive in any of the famed spots on the island, notably Una Una, Wakatobi and the Togean islands.
AUGUST: flew up to Sulawesi island, specifically at Tomohon for tropical bloom The town of Tomohon in North Sulawesi will spring into full bloom with flowers of every color, shape, and size from 8th to 12th August 2014 as the hill town stages the Tomohon International Flower Festival 2014. As in previous editions, the Tomohon International Flower Festival (TIFF) 2014 will be highlighted with a number of fascinating attractions including the Flower Queen Beauty pageant; Tourism, Trade and Florikultura Exhibitions, and Art and Culture Festivals. This year, there will also be an international Gate Ball Competition.