Kota Pare-pare

"Parepare is the birth city of one of Indonesia’s most respected technocrat, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, the 3rd President of the Republic of Indonesia. The name Parepare came from the sentence “Bajiki Ni Pare” meaning “The port in this region is good”, by the King of Gowa. Since then, the city has been referred to as Parepare or the Port City.

Due to its strategic location on the southwest coast of Sulawesi, Parepare was one of the first cities in Indonesia to be occupied by the Dutch colony. Its location allowed it to be one of the main points of economic growth, generating a lot of income through sea-trade.

Currently Parepare is visited for its beautiful beaches, natural scenes and fresh local produce. Visit the Lumpue Beach for a spectacular ocean view, or visit the Raya Jompie Park for a true taste of mother nature. The Ladoma River also offers a fun space for family groups to enjoy outdoor activities.


Pantai Lumpue

Monumen Cinta
Sejati habibie ainun

Gunung Nepo


Pantai Bibir

Event & Festivals

local event

Festival Mappalili

local event

Festival Cinta
Habibie Ainun

cultural event

Salo Karajae Festival

"Just had a memorable visit from sulsel.
Not gonna forget this trip forever"

"Bira has a very nice beach with white
sand and sunshine. You can see spectacular
sunrise and sunset. An excellent place to spent
your holidays here."

Kuliner Khas parepare

Apang Paranggi

Apang Paranggi cake made of palm sugar and flour. Try this sweet-tasting wet cake with a glass of warm tea. In some other areas in Indonesia there are also cakes that are similar to this Apang Panggi. In the Kalimantan region it is called apam, while in Java it is called apem.

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