Pare-pare is the second biggest cities in South Sulawesi after Makasar
city, which has strategic location. Pare-pare is a lunch stop along
the road from Ujung Pandang to Toraja, through paddy fields and
typical Bugis houses made of wood and bamboo, built on stilts. This
city is located in the middle of South Sulawesi province and the
side of Makasar strait. Its topography is coastal and hilly area.
The wide area of Pare-pare city is 99,33 Km2, about 155 km from
Makasar city. Geographically, Pare-pare city located at 03o 57'
39” - 03o 57' 39” South latitudes and 119o 36' 24”
- 119o 43' 40” east longitudes. The boundaries of Pare-pare
North side: Pinrang regency
South side: Barru regency
East side: Sidrap regency
West side: Makasar strait
Polewali - Mamasa (Polmas)
is the capital town of Polmas Regency located 246 km north of Ujung
Pandang. Mandarnese, Buginese, Torajans and Javanese ethnic groups
inhabit it. This town is well known for its silk sarongs, which
is called "Sarung Mandar" and rattan furniture and crafts.
There are several small islands to be reached by fishing boats in
10- 16 minutes. All these islands have white sandy beaches.