Despite a shortage of tourist sites, Sulawesi’s biggest city makes for an attractive place with a great trading atmosphere.
From the two big towns on Sulawesi, Makassar and Manado, Makassar is the more attractive one, and the more active, too. The relatively small old centre contains a busy boulevard and some narrow shopping streets, an old Dutch fort and some other colonial remnants. But it is the atmosphere that makes the city, in the streets, in the market areas, and in the many restaurants and beach bars. Exhilarating place!
I have captured most of the sights in our 2013 Indonesia travel blog, no need to repeat.