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Bambu Restaurant

March 27, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Jl. Sangalla’, Kampung lampio, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. Description When we heard of Martin the Chef it surprised us to find out he had rented two of Rantepao’s restaurants making them very successful with his delicious cuisine, soon people noticed and so did the owners so they ended his contract thinking they could do the same, sadly they did not. Now Martin is located on the road to Sangalla‘ with his new restaurant Bambu with an exciting new menu. Using lots of bamboo and natural roofing material it has a natural feel, Bambu restaurant is a great stop off point when visiting sights such as kambira. The staff are very polite and speak English fluently. Suggestion Go for local Torajan vegetables kangkung Ayam Spesial. (18,000 rp) with black rice (10,000 rp) tamarella juice (12,000 rp). or pre-order chicken steamed in bamboo (60,000 rp) Price All food  ranges from 10,000 rp to 60,0000 rp Drinks range from 10,000 rp for a water to 36,000 rp for a beer.

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Kambira

Kambira

March 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

On the road from Sangalla’ to Suaya you will find Kambira. Surrounded by a bamboo forest you will find a large tree containing several baby graves. Some of them are more than 100 years old. When a baby that does not have any teeth yet dies in Tana Toraja, it is brought within the hour to the baby tree of the village, where a the a small ceremony is held (no buffalos are sacrificed). Torajans believe that by doing it that way, the spirit of the baby will grow up together with the tree to reach the sky, where it can go to the afterlife. Entry fee: 20,000 rp. How to get there? Jump on a Makale bound Kijang. Just before Makale, the driver will ask you to leave the vehicle. At that place you are able to take on a pete-pete to Sangalla’. From there on, travel by ojek to Kambira.

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Suaya

Suaya

March 06, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

In Suaya, in the south-east of Tana Toraja, surrounded by ponds and rice paddies, you will find the tombs of the royal family of Sangalla’. Since the royal family didn’t allow any other families to have graves closeby, the giant rock of Suaya just has a few graves. But the huge amount of old Tau Tau (40-50), realistic looking wooden ancestor statues placed on several big and small balconies, shows the wealth of the family. On the right side of the rock you will find stairs. Go up for a nice view over the royal rice paddies. Also find a small museum on the right side where skulls & bones and some old wooden coffins can be seen. Some of them are shaped as buffalos. Go a little further on the road in the direction of Sangalla’ and Makula’ and you will find the royal ceremonial grounds on your left side, containing several strangely shaped megaliths. Entry fee: 20,000 rp. How to get there? Jump on a Makale bound Kijang. Just before Makale, the driver will ask you to leave the vehicle. At that place you are able to take on a pete-pete to Sangalla’. From there on, travel by ojek to Suaya.

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