Trans Nusa ( Flight from Makassar to Toraja ) ; www.nusatrip.com
Car Rental :
Mega Permai : +6282 111 54 88 44
Local Bus at IDR 250.000 / person.
o Metro Permai : +62411-582734 / +62411584015
o Litha & Co. : +62411 – 442263
o New Liman : +62411 – 458405
o Manggala Trans : +62411-582828
North Toraja is a regency in South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, and the home of the Toraja ethnic group. It is one of the most beautiful regions in Indonesia that is famous for its complex funeral rituals. The ancient and sacred megalithic root of Toraja society points to the uniqueness of their arts and culture. Toraja International Festival (TIF) was conceived to present this phenomenon to the world. By the same token, TIF also aims to present Toraja as one of the most unique international festival grounds. The main performances of TIF 2017 will take place in Ke’te Kesu’ village, a village destination having beautiful panorama in North Toraja. It is a part of a culture conservation program and known as an area producing world class carvings, paintings and sculpture handicrafts which functions as a living museum that is recognised for the people’s extravagant funeral ceremonies, hanging graves and decorative burial sites. In addition to that, the village has neatly arranged Tongkonan along the way. Tongkonan is the renowned houses of Tana Toraja, a wooden stage house where the locals provide space underneath it for the buffalos. Facing to the north, Tongkonan has upsde down door, with the roof covered by black palm fiber looking like downward ship. Some people describes it as a buffalo’s horn. The locals believe that their ancestors’ spirits lives in the north and if they die, their spirit will join their ancestors in the north. Ke’te Kesu’ is located 5 km away from Rantepao, the tourism base in Tana Toraja. This village is easily reachable by tour bus, local buses or even by foot. There is no hotel in this village but you can find hotels in Rantepao. Small shops selling typical Tana Toraja souvenirs can be found along the way.
Toraja Heritage Hotel
Address : Jl. Ke’te Kesu’, Po. Box 80, Rantepao
North Toraja, South Sulawesi 91831
Phone : +62 423 21192
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Toraja Misiliana Hotel
Address : Jl. Pongtiku No. 27, Rantepao,
North Toraja, South Sulawesi 91835
Phone : +62 423 21212
Email : email@example.com
Luta Resort Toraja
Address : Jl. Dr. Ratulangi No. 26, Rantepao,
North Toraja, South Sulawesi 97831
Phone : +62 423 21060
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Pia’s Poppies Hotel
Address : Jl. Pongtiku, Gang Merpati No. 4, Rantepao,
Karassik, Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi
Phone : +62 423 21121
Tongkonan Layuk Lion
Address : Jl. Kadundun (Jl. Poros Singki’ – Alang-alang),
Nonongan, Lingkungan Lion, Rantepao,
North Toraja, South Sulawesi 91831
Phone : +62 813 4234 3977
o Weather : Indonesia has two seasons – wet and dry – with warm tropical temperatures averaging 28°C during the day, throughout the year.
o Time Zone : Indonesia has three time zones
Indonesia Western Time Zone (UTC+07:00)
Indonesia Central Time Zone (UTC+08:00)
Indonesia Eastern Time Zone (UTC+09:00)
o Electricity : Power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
o Currency : IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)
o Weather : In Toraja and the southern part of Sulawesi, the monsoon rains fall between November & April, with July & October being the driest months. On average, the temperature is 26.2°C with low temperatures around 22.3°C and highs of 31.3°C.
o Time Zone : UTC+08:00 (known in Indonesia as WITA or Waktu Indonesia Tengah), it is the same time zone as Western Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali and one hour ahead of Jakarta.