Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sulawesi Surprise!: Brief Stop at Makale

Traveling to Tana Toraja from Makassar or vice versa, one could not help but doze off during some part of the journey. The journey is a solid 300-km, 8-10 hour drive if you are talking about going to Rantepao by bus. On the way, you'd get to pass the capital of Tana Toraja Regency - Makale, which has about 30 thousand inhabitants. Don't doze off here. You may want to take a photo of the giant statue of a warrior and maybe take a shot too at the quaint little church nearby. In my case, I did not just take a shot of the statue and the church. I also went to the church to take a peek and a pee! It had been a long journey...

Can you spot a warrior anywhere?

Traveling Tip: You have to pee!


Thomas C B Chua said...

I like the church. It is like a small piece or corner of the massive Nostradame in Paris. Does it have a big congregation? (I came across one in Oanang, Krabi. It is 30 strong ! A quaint and small church in the sea of numerous gigantic temples and mosques.)
Tks for sharing.

footiam said...

This church is a very refreshing sight indeed, very unlike the one we have here in Malaysia. It has a big compound and should have a big congregation too; just that it was not on a Sunday when we were there and the church was thus not packed.

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!