Travel Tips in ujung pandang
Nestled on the slope of Bawakaraeng & Lompobatang Mountains, Malino is 2-hour drive from Makassar and a holiday resort for the kings in bygone days. Malino offers picturesque panorama, cool climate and adorned with forest of pine trees, make it a suitable place for hide away from the hustle bustle of city life. This cool area is located at an altitude of around 850 meters, make it possible for many kinds of flower, vegetable and fruit to grow here, an excellent spot for agro-tourism especially for the view of flower and rice terraces. This destination is often visited during the weekends by local Makassar people.
The history has it, Malino was also well known as a retreat for colonial Dutch, and also for hosting a conference between 17th and 20th 1946. The conference, organized by the Dutch colonial government, invited representatives of 39 Indonesian rulers as well as representatives of major religious and ethnic groups. At this stage the Dutch plan had been to divide Indonesia into several parts and the conference was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to push their divide and rule ideas by creating "a conservative counterweight to the Republic".
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