Taka Makassar: Swimming In A Private Pool With Travel Society

At first, I was confused when the tour guide from Travel Society told me that the next spot on our itinerary was Taka Makassar. The only Makassar I know is located in South Sulawesi, which is still far up to the north side of Labuan Bajo. Are they the same thing? Apparently not. This one is way smaller, even smaller than a soccer field.

Yeap, you can easily take a walk and finish circling the sandbed island within 10 minutes or less I guess. There was no hut, no tress, nothing. This particular beauty offers you a place to unwind, do nothing and just enjoy serenity. Taka Makassar is best for swimming and snorkeling, although you can’t expect to see too many fishes here since its surrounded with shallow water.

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A little bit further to the sea, however, if you’re lucky enough you might find some Manta rays and swim along with them. They are easy to find in this area due to the strong currents. If you are not a good swimmer don’t try jumping into the ocean without a safety vest or a companion because it’s dangerous. I wasn’t lucky, there was no single Manta to be found when I was there. But I was happy enough to just swim in this crystal-clear private pool with a seemingly endless blue sea around me.

Scroll down to see more photos from Taka Makassar.

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Postcards From Belitung: A Collaborative Trip with SanaSiniYo.

Last May, I had a 4-day trip to this small island at the bottom of Sumatra, which marked my first time ever stepping on the ground of the west part of Indonesia. It was quite an impulsive decision to book a ticket and fly to Belitung, just because I stumbled upon this amazing Instagram feeds of @SanaSiniYo only a month before. SanaSiniYo is a Trip Planner, founded by two uber-friendly 20something guys, Timothy and Erick. These guys are always ready to accompany you exploring Belitung with very affordable budget. Plus, they area also great in taking good photos and coloring them into Instagram-approved posts!

Well, I’m not gonna go into details about my 4 days 3 nights trip to Belitung in this post. Here’s 9 beautiful photos that hopefully could inspire you to call your friends and experience the perks of island-hopping in Belitung!

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Mount Kubing’s Infinity Pool.

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Barefooted.

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Just my favorite color palettes. 

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I’m literally in love with Indonesia’s shades of blue.

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The solid watch tower at Lengkuas Island.

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The only green I love besides Broccoli. 

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A dip during the golden hour.

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Too pretty not to be captured.

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Kaolin Lake.

 

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