DO YOU KNOW SOUTHEAST SULAWESI?
- BY MR. D X DK
Formerly called the Celebes, Sulawesi is one of the world's most uniquely shaped islands. It is often referred to as the "Orchid Shaped Island". Historically, Sultans ruled this land and the Local area is Governed by regents. Today, Sulawesi is divided into four provinces, one of them being Southeast Sulawesi, covering the lower eastern leg of this beautiful island. Southeast Sulawesi is an Indonesia province on Sulawesi Island. The capital of the province is Kendari, on the east coast of the peninsula.
The province is one of the most remote regions of Sulawesi; no highway connects it to the cities on the rest of the island, so the primary transportation link is a ferry across Bone Sea between Watampone (Bone) in South Sulawesi and Kolaka port. The capital of this province is Kendari. The indigenous people of this province are the people of Tolaki, Morunene, Buton, Muna (locally called the Wuna) and the Bajo. In addition, many other ethnic groups reside here, especially the Balinese who come as transmigrants. This province includes the islands of Wowoni, Butung, Muna, Kabaena and the Tukangbesi. An interesting attraction in Muna is male horse competition. The winner is awarded a female horse. This attraction draws many tourists to this area.