Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar

After exploring the uninhabited Kodingareng Keke Island we took a boat ride to the nearby Samalona Island, Makassar for our picnic lunch. The boat ride took us about 30 minutes. Indeed it is another small and peaceful island with some local chalets, shops and warungs around the island. There is a lighthouse on this island that is used as a sign of land boundary for big ships.

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar 

When we arrived in Samalona Island the food is ready to be served. These are the local Makassar home cooked food. We also had fresh coconut juice to quench our thirst and cool down our body after several hours sunbathing in Kodingareng Keke Island.

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar 

We had white rice with the fresh bbq fish - ikan baronang, ikanraw asam and ikan kakap; bbq prawns, cumi-cumi (squid cook with black squid ink); sayur asam mixed vegetable cook with tamarind and it taste a bit sourish; kangkung tumis; perkedel jagung; sambal belimbing and sambal tearsi.

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
The fresh bbq fish, bbq prawns, sambal belimbing, perkedel jagung, sambal tearsi, kangkung tumis and etc.

Well the sambal belimbing is very appetizing and additive when eat together with bbq fish and white rice. Yes its spicy with a bit of tanginess from the small star fruits (belimbing).

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
My picks ~ cumi-cumi, bbq prawns, sambal belimbing and perkedel jagung

Another specialty is the cumi-cumi, the black squid. It might look a bit unattractive because it is super black but when you taste it you like it. It’s creamy and flavourful plus the squid is not chewy.

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Here is my lunch at Samalona Island

Overall this was a very casual picnic at the beach, no fancy setup or whatsoever but it gives me the actual experience of life and the local way of picnic in Samalona island and also taste their home cooked food.

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Experience picnic lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar the local way

After lunch we took a rest and enjoy the breeze by the beach. I went for a quick tour around the small island with some friends to check out there area. There are some small local cafes, provision shops, kedai makan and local chalets for rent. 

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Samalona Island, Makasar

Picnic at Samalona Island, Makasar was part of Day 2 Trip of Wonders, Wonderful Indonesia travel itinerary

Picnic Lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar, trip of wonders, wonderful indonesia
Chill out at the beach after our lunch at Samalona Island, Makasar

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5 comments:

  1. You guys really had fun there. Jealous much ! Later I can go there with Feeq :D hehehe

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  2. wah eat some more .. haha. :P

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  3. Oh the sights are gorgeous Kels - plus the fresh seafood must have been quite a treat :D Home cooked dishes are the best :)

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  4. Their food kinda similar to Malaysia Malay type of dishes leh, btw the place definitely good for relaxing!

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  5. Haven't been to this beautiful island yet, will bookmark this post for my travel reference :)

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