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“Beautiful but Underdeveloped” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Losari Beach

Losari Beach
Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Makassar
Type: Beaches
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful but Underdeveloped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

You are at the biggest seaport in eastern part of Indonesia.
The sea and the beach are actually beautiful, but you can not fully enjoy it, since it has been reinforced with a concrete wall.

The only thing you can do is watching the scenery or riding some riding attraction (boat, etc.). No tanning, no swimming.

Visited April 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice view and very crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

It is nice to hang out there while enjoying the Pisang Epe (Makassar snack). Very crowded during weekend

Visited May 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Not beautiful anymore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

It's already been too crowded. The sand was dirty. Many garbage could be see on the sand. Many local people sold something. The government should pay more attention to preserve this beach.

Visited February 2012
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bad housekeeping”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Not a good spot to hangout, there nothing there, bad cleanliness, and some people said, if you hang out there, there's many street singer who ask you for money

Visited January 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Greatly Improved”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

No Indonesian city has improved more in the last decade than Makassar. When we visited in 2000, it was still called Ujung Pandang, and it was a run down, miserable place where even the most important government buildings hadn't seen a coat of paint in years. Even worse was Losari Beach. Back then the entire foreshore was blocked by an endless row of bamboo lean-tos posing as seafood restaurants. The whole place was dire and it had a reputation amongst tourists as somewhere to hurry through on the way to Tana Toraja.

A decade on, Makassar has been transformed into one of Indonesia's better provincial cities, with excellent seafood restaurants (no longer housed in bamboo shacks), many good business hotels and a rejuvenated seafront, with a long promenade. I'm not sure that you would view Losari Beach as a major attraction, but it is a pleasant place to stretch your legs while watching the sunset and checking out the street life.

Visited August 2011
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