Flying time from Singapore 3 hours
Currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
International dialling code +62
Climate The dry season spans April to September, while the wet season spans October to March. The average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius
Airport code UPG
Airport to city 17km
Airport tax IDR200,000 for international flights
Sitting on the south-western coast of Sulawesi Island, Makassar – formerly named Ujung Pandang – is historically known as an important trading port, due to its proximity to the famed Spice Islands. Once colonised by the Dutch, and home to several ethnic groups including the Bugis, this bustling seaside city taps on its rich heritage. Travellers can look forward to historical gems, natural attractions and other sightseeing opportunities, both within the city and beyond its coast.