Puncak mountainous region is one of the alternative destinations that many peoplechoose, especially for people who day-to-day city was busy with work, heat, andsmoke exhaust. Pamper yourself in the cool, mountainous areas, beautiful natural scenery - not the high walls of the lofty levels found in the cities of sorts Jakarta -, itbecomes a means relieve fatigue. There was no noise that makes the ears to be nomore ”sensitive” to the phenomena of nature. Hearing the word ”peak”, which mayimagine is a place between Bogor and Cianjur which has now filled the villas of the city. Not many know that the regions outside of Java also has a peak area that is not less beautiful charm.
Town of Malino, located 90 km south of Makassar, precisely in Tinggimoncong, Gowa,is one of the tourist area of nature that has tremendous appeal, such as the peak area of Bogor or Bandung.
The road winding uphill and across the row with the beautiful mountains and valleys like a painting of nature, will take you to the city of Malino. The area is renowned as an areafor recreation and tourism since the Dutch colonial era.
Many visitors who come either from the city of Makassar and other areas in SouthSulawesi to get a place of recreation and refreshing comfortable, especially duringweekends or holidays.
What makes it special is not just there in Malino villas and inns in the hills where the cold weather to enjoy the incredible natural charm, but also a place that altitude 1,500 meters above sea level it has the attractions of interest and potential in flora and faunathat diverse.
In nature tourism park Malino encountered various kinds of fauna like birds parrot(Trichaglossus flavoridis), black macaques (Macaca maura), monitor lizards (VaranusSalvator), starlings buffalo (Acridatheres sp), king prawn (Halcyon sp), and Wren bird(Padda oryzofora .)
Flora owned ranging from pine trees (Pinus merkusi) which is the dominating floraNature Park Malino and age is quite old. In addition, there are also other types of florasuch as acacia (Acasia auriculiformis) jabon (Anthocepthalus cadamba), Banyan(Ficus benjamina), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp), edelweiss (Edelwesy sp), rattan(Calamus sp), ylang (Cananga ordorata) and several kinds of shrubs.
A little to the upper region is clearly visible expanse of green vegetables. Horticulturalcrops such as cabbage, vetsai, leek, potato and tomato, cultivated by the local villagefarmers. Precisely located in the area Kanrepia. Meanwhile, if we are to Pattapangarea, there are tea plantations owned Nittoh Japanese origin who is also one of the Malino a popular tourist attraction because of its green expanse of beautiful andstunning.
Already provided complete satisfaction of natural tourism area Malino. Although notwidely known outside the region of South Sulawesi, as the peak area of Bogor andBandung, Malino is a highly potential tourism prospects. The beauty of the stunningpanorama of Nature, the potential flora and fauna, and its promised convenience,making it potentially one of the famous tourist attraction in the archipelago.