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traditional harbour

I heard from people around the harbor that this port has been around since the Dutch era and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Made-Edy-H
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Bali, Indonesia
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Trading Port

Also known as Pelabuhan Paotere in Indonesian language, this working port is located approximately... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Danny T
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I heard from people around the harbor that this port has been around since the Dutch era and currently not too many are sailing again. a place that proves that many foreigners in ancient times.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Also known as Pelabuhan Paotere in Indonesian language, this working port is located approximately 4km north of the city centre. Here you can find a large port where Bugis sailing ships berth. A plethora of activities happening at the port and there is a huge...More

Thank Danny T
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Makassar as a port city since collonial era is famous with their big cargo phinisi ship that copy the blueprint master of a schooner. During kingdom era the main harbour of Gowa Kingdom is located near the delta of Jeneberang close to Benteng Somba Opu,...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It's interesting to see the trading boats built locally based of the the design of Arab boats going back hundreds of years. They still carry goods to the remote islands and are working vessels. Not a lot to see there but still worth a look....More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I bought some fresh squid and took it to a small shop in front of the market to ask for it to roasting

Thank Rita T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Paotere Harbor is different from what I thought I will see, I heard it's a lively harbor with lots of load and unloading activities, but I guess it needs good timing - I went there on midday. So it was extremely hot but the sky...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

An historical harbour which still retains a historical feeling. Lots of old boats around offering trips to neighbouring islands.

Thank ChronicMike
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took some photos here.it was midday and things weren't very busy, which meant I was pretty obvious, and I felt self conscious about it. But some of the fisherfolk smiled and waved or said hello. Classic boat shapes. Hard working people.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This might be worth a quick look if you happen to be in the area and you like wooden boats. The harbour itself is really not that impressive, but you can get some quite nice photos of the various wooden boats berthed in the harbour....More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see all the cargo boats. 20,000 to enter (like everywhere). Not worth the trip out in itself but we were invited on a boat for a tour which was very good. Like all attractions in makassar ( in my opinion). Alright but not...More

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Joanne D
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Response from Aiman M | Reviewed this property |
Poatere harbour , Jalan Sabutung Paotere , Makassar, Indonesia is just abt 5km from the main Port of Makassar.You can take public transport PT-PT for less than $4 USD to take you there.
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