Malino is a small village located in Tinggimoncong, Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tinggimoncong if translated into English sound a little funny because it is come from 2 words tinggi = high and moncong = snout/muzzle. Malino village located in Bawakaraeng mountain in high approximately 1.500 meters dpl. In Malino there are some famous waterfall like Ketemu Jodoh waterfall, Biroro waterfall, and Takapala waterfall. In this post I would talk about the beauty Takapala waterfall.
If you visit Makasar don't forget to visit Takapala waterfall too because it is about 70 km from Makasar or about 2-3 hours drive. From Makasar to Takapala waterfall, after passed Malino the weather is fresh and you will see pine tree forest and tea plantation. Pine tree forest also become a recreation place in Malino, you can play out bound and horse ride in here. The beautiful scenery of tea plantation is about 3 km from Malino, ehm... but it seem that young couple make it as a place for gone out.
Takapala is still natural because the path from the parking car area still in soil path, narrow and over the ravine. Ya.. it is sound like adventure but you don't need to worry the path is not really far it is about hundreds meters. Along the soil patch you will see some bars, small shops, resting gazebo, praying place, and toilet. Takapala waterfall high is about 50 meters when in rainy season the water fall with larger.
After visit Takapala waterfall you can also visit Ketemu Jodoh waterfall which not far from there. Ketemu Jodoh waterfall high is about 10 meters so it is not really high but it is save to play and take a bath in pound.
Pictures from mblusuk.com and adechandraa.blogspot.com