Teach English in Makassar and enjoy life in the vibrant capital city of South Sulawesi province. It is the fifth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and Medan. The city is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait.
From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. Makassar is known as the Gateway to Eastern Indonesia, with the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, Timor and Maluku only short flights away. It is also known as the entry point to the Tana Toraja highlands, where spectacular mountain scenery and the unique traditional rituals of the Toraja people await intrepid travellers. The waters around Makassar and the surrounding region are known to have some of the world’s best spots for diving and snorkelling.