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Visiting Malino Pine Forest

When you travel to Makassar - the capital of South Sulawesi - in summer, you will find yourself sweating a lot even in the night. To make you more comfortable, you may opt to visit Malino Pine Forest which is about 80KMs from Makassar. This place serves you better temperature - between 10 to 25 degrees Celcius - as it is in 1,100 MAMSL (metres above mean sea level).

Malino is one of the best highlands in South Sulawesi which is located at the southern part of South Sulawesi. It takes 1 to 2 hours driving from the city center of Makassar. The cool news about this spot is that it has much more cooler temperature than Makassar which is regarded ideal for non-Asian travellers.

Note: Picture above was taken not in the vacation day. People you see in the picture are the locals.

(Also read: Takapala Waterfall)

To enjoy Malino pine forest, you do not need to spend your money except for parking that costs you Rp. 5,000 if you go by car and Rp. 2,000 if you go by motorcycle. In this spot, you can enjoy riding a pony for some minutes. Besides, the locals also provide some hammocks and camping tents if you want to enjoy your time there.