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SOUTHEAST SULAWESI's capital is Kendari, seat of government and tourist center of the Province. It lies along the sloping hill and seaside of Kendari Bay, residence to some 100,000 people.

Kendari boast the manufacture of numerous fine artistic handicrafts, for both home and office use. These are reproduced by skilled craftsmen, form originals designs, handed-down through the generation, using indigenous roots and ironwood. Visitors will find a visits to the Berlin Handicraft Center's the Handicraft Exhibition Center valuable; both belong the local Association of Government Wives (PKK), and display items which may be purchased to adorn the most discriminating setting.

Visitors will find frequent, colorful ceremonial events in and around Kendari. And, to be present on these occasions is to be invited to participate. For the closing of any ceremonial event in Kendari will be highlighted by the local "LULO DANCE" performed by local men and woman. And all on-lookers are invited to joint the dance, as part of the conclusion and harmonious farewell.



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Flower Silver


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Unique Table Called Gembol


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In the Indonesia language (Bahasa Indonesia), "hari" means daylight. Because of the way the sun's rays reflection the water of the sea surrounding this island, the local people call it the "Island of Daylight", Pulau Hari.

Swimming, boating and other marine sports find a nature home along these shores. Diving to view colorful fish in a sea garden setting of coral is a popular activity.



No other in Indonesia is quite like the Moramo Waterfall. It is unique in traversing a 2 Km plateau, with 127 separate terraced plumes, with the top of the waterfall some 100 meters above its basin pool. The falls have seven main terraces, each with its own natural bathing pool.

This combination produces clean, fresh, cool air in the shade production tropical, jungle-forest setting which surrounds the falls. This is the perfect habitat for SOUTHEAST SULAWESI's native animals and birds. Those who love nature at its purest will find this an ideal environment.

Only 65 km east of Kendari, Moramo Waterfall is easily accessible by car or by boat, crossing Moramo Bay, with a wide panoramic view of the sea.

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This clean, pollution-free bay is only one and a half hours by car or speedboat from Kendari. The white sand beaches of Moramo Bay are host to all sorts of water activities and sports; from sun bathing to water skiing, swimming to boating, including observation of numerous fish life, under the clear, clean water.






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