continuing the story in my previous post……..
25 July 2017. After breakfast, Dinda and I returned to our own room, because we had something to do, while Ndai went to Four Points Hotel to attend the opening ceremony of FSTH Pertamina 2017. At around 10 am, Dinda and I caught up to Four Points Hotel.
Ibis Styles Hotel reception desk
FSTH Pertamina 2017 @ Four Points Hotel : Sabi, Shelly, Suci, Dinda | Pita, Sabi, Dinda, Dilla @ the lobby
In the afternoon, Ndai, Haris, Dinda, and I moved to Fort Rotterdam (on Jalan Ujung Pandang, Bulo Gading, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Before you get inside, don’t forget to take photos of ‘Fort Rotterdam’ sign (near the entrance gate) which is crowded almost any time 😀
waiting for the right time when the spot become magically less crowded
‘Fort Rotterdam’ sign + photobomb | the fort
the park and buildings which are surrounded by Fort Rotterdam
We can do fort walk there, from the back side, to the left side, and the last is the front side. On the right side, we can’t find the fort (so, it resembles the letter ‘U’) I don’t know why…..
Ndai and Sabi on the fort
Next, we visited La Galigo Museum which is also situated inside the complex, next to a building used to be a prison of Pangeran Diponegoro (a national hero of Indonesia, who was born in Yogyakarta). It was almost 6 pm and the museum was already closed, but fortunately the guides allowed us to enter the museum Alhamdulillah, thank you Pak! The museum’s collection covers prehistoric things, ceramics, historical documents, ancient daily equipment, art, etc.
Museum La Galigo | bugis traditional fabrics inside the museum
Then, we had dinner @ Konro Karebosi (on Jalan Gunung Lompobattang No. 41-43, Pisang Utara, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Luckily, we arrived before dinner time, hence we still get a table yay! Such restaurant is totally busy and very crowded at dinner time. I think, I didn’t really like my konro bakar (grilled beef ribs in peanut sauce), because their peanut sauce tasted too sweet for me, yet their beef ribs is utterly tender and juicy ❤
my konro bakar
Nonetheless, Ndai don’t consume beef, therefore we headed to Mie Awa (on Jl. Veteran Selatan No.239, Mandala, Mamajang, Makassar) afterwards. Mie Awa is a kind of mie titi (Makassar style of i fu mie) which can be found in a lot of Makassar restaurant in Jakarta. I think I also don’t really like mie awa. Still, the best mie titi in my opinion is mie titi @ Pelangi Seafood (on Jalan Johar No.16, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat).
After that, Dinda, Ndai, and I returned to Ibis Styles, whilst Haris went back to Santika Hotel (on Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No.40, Maloku, Ujung Pandang, Makassar). Bon, see you tomorrow!