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Sulawesi

  • clove plantations in Toli-Toli, Central Sulawesi
clove plantations in Toli-Toli, Central Sulawesi
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Location Type: Region
Unusually shaped island that straddles the equator, and is located between Borneo and the Maluku archipelago. Adventurous travellers can experience jungles, volcanoes, world class diving along the legendary Bunaken walls, the idyllic Togian Islands , the amazing culture of the Tana Toraja highlands, and exotic wildlife including the tarsier - the worlds smallest primate, and the coconut crab - the world's largest crab.
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Wikipedia - Sulawesi

Sulawesi  provinces
Sulawesi provinces

Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. In Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo, and Papua are larger in territory. The 2000 census population of the provinces of Sulawesi was 14,946,488, about 7.25% of Indonesia's total population. The largest city is Makassar. ... read more

Wikitravel - Sulawesi

Map of Sulawesi

Strangely shaped, this island houses a diversity of societies and some spectacular scenery, Toraja culture, rich flora and fauna, world class diving sites. Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) is one of the main islands of Indonesia. With four spindly arms spinning outward, Sulawesi's spidery shape is easily recognizable. Sulawesi's tough terrain and massive size (174,600 km²) have meant that the island has a wildly divergent set of peoples and cultures, speaking eight major languages and professing Christian, Muslim, Hindu and animist beliefs (not to mention various mixes thereof). ... read more

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