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Address: Makassar, Indonesia

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Best Place to Buy "Seafood"

Actually, I come to Paotere for hunting photo.. hehehe.. But I also buy some fishes, shrimps, and calamari for our lunch. Very nice to see early morning activities of fishermen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2016
Idam007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Actually, I come to Paotere for hunting photo.. hehehe.. But I also buy some fishes, shrimps, and calamari for our lunch. Very nice to see early morning activities of fishermen and the buyers at the TPI (tempat pelelangan ikan) or fish market. The price is very cheap and you will get very fresh fish and their friends ^_^. Compare to... More 

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3 Thank Idam007
Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Feels like the old school of the 60's sea port .Poatere still maintain its traditional port services to all trading destinations of Makassar.Here you can see lots of Phinisi ships large and small lining up in the harbour.Really an awesome sight and great for shutterbugs! Its amazing to see all those legendary wooden ships still exist even after 30 yrs..check... More 

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1 Thank Aiman M
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

good time to visit this harbor is in the morning where you will find the fisherman who just came back from fishing, you can also buy the fish since they were also start to sell the fish...

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Coventry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Really get the feel of a working port with boats of all sizes - boats to be used, repaired and left to the elements. Interesting area around - go there by becak a must - try to find Ali at the Fort he is a real character

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Thank grayb
Bandung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Only a traditional port can dock at here, a lot of phinisi ship to stop inthe banks of this harbor And if you take the fotp with the boat was amaazing

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great place to watch various activities of a bustling fishing harbour where marchandise and all kind of food find their way throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The general shipping harbour is well worth a visit just to see the amazing locally made boats (made in Sulawesi) and to watch the goods that are moved around the islands by them and how they load and unload. We watched a semi load of rice being hand loaded on gangplanks by a team of guys in double time. These... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Here is where the Bugis seafarers made their wooden dhows called Phinisi. There are still many here for inter island transport made of wood but use engines. Its a bustling local port but no historical site availble

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

10,000Rp entrance fee. The wooden boats were beautiful and the workers were friendly and waved to us. If you appreciate old fashioned boats you will like it here. An hour is enough time to see all the boats. Unfortunately there is a lot of rubbish in the water and also on the cement walkway.

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Thank 7bernadette
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92 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing the harbour but we were extremely disappointed. First, the tourists have to pay 10.000rp per person. Locals pay nothing. The harbour is empty, water is full of garbage, there is no shadow, no place to sit, nothing to do. It is expensive for what you get - you get nothing and pay for the... More 

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