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The grandeur of Indonesian ancestors as sailors

We visited this place during our holidays at Bira Cape. From Bira Cape to Tana Beru was about half... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Bekasi, Indonesia
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The Making of Phinisi Boat

Come here to see the Phinisi Boat Workshops. The locals are friendly, so if you want to come up and... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Makassar, Indonesia
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place during our holidays at Bira Cape. From Bira Cape to Tana Beru was about half an hour by car. If you come from Makassar you will meet this place first before Bira Cape. There were many boats under construction when we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Samuelpas
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The boat builders build really cool boats and I really enjoyed checking them out! But the beach is FILTHY!!! I really wish someone would arrange to clean it up!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tammathyy
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Come here to see the Phinisi Boat Workshops. The locals are friendly, so if you want to come up and see the boat they would let you in. If you are lucky, you might see the ritual of sending the boat away. Unfortunately, most of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chelchia
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The ship call Phinisi... in this place you can see how the big ship hand made. Its very awesome with the manual things.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Yuni S
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

It was one place I have on the top of my trip list as I know my partner will love it even though I have to drag him with 4 hours road trip from Makassar to Bulukumba, and extra one hour by motorbike to reach...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Monique7375
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The Tanah Beru shipyards are easily reached by moped, 15 km west of Bira. I could see ships at various construction stages: fishing boats, large cargo bots as well as a luxury boat nearly ready for launch and start of liveaboard diving cruises. It possible...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sib-1802
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Returning to Makassar from Bira we spent a delightful couple of hours in Tana Beru observing the incredibly skilful craftsmen building the traditional boats we had seen (and sailed in) all around Indonesia. We were encouraged to climb down into the hulls of the boats...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Susan584
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you only do one trip whilst in the area, visit Tana Beru and the Phinisi boat builders. This was so interesting! We were encouraged to climb up the planks at the side of the boats being built and look around, take photos etc. The...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tiara2
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We had stopped a minibus on the road in Bira to ask if he could take us two days later to Tanah Beru. He picked us up at the hotel and put us at the begiining of the road along the sea where the Bugis...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Nicolaas H
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Located in the district of Bulukumba,Tanah Beru is the land of the famous legendary Phinisi ( wooden boats/ship) shipbuilding industry of Indonesia.Here in the village of Lemo-Lemo traditional shipbuilders still exist till today.Local skilled craftmen of Lemo-Lemo (the Konjos) are experts in making wooden ships...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Aiman M
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