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Wera Sangiang Village – Buginese Sumbawa Phinisi Boat Builder Indonesia

Wera Sangiang Village – Buginese Sumbawa Phinisi Boat Builder Indonesia

With its long, elegant bow, towering twin masts, streamlined wooden hull and billowing seven sails, the traditional Indonesian sailing boat known as a phinisi evokes a bygone era. Still built by hand in the traditional manner, these majestic sailing ships are a living spirit from the golden age of sail, which ended in the West […]

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The Bugis Phinisi Schooner – Proud of Indonesia

The Bugis Phinisi Schooner – Proud of Indonesia

When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional schooners at full sail. These are the Bugis pinisi, – or sometimes written phinisi – that have for centuries plied these waters journeying as far away as Malacca, Burma, Vietnam and Australia. Today one can see these large traditional boats at […]

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Phinisi is A Masterpieces of Konjos Tribe Sea Gypsien of South Sulawesi

Phinisi is A Masterpieces of Konjos Tribe Sea Gypsien of South Sulawesi

Phinisi boats – a masterpiece of traditional Bugis-Makassar design – are exceptionally strong, and are famous for their ability to break through high waves and sail vast distances. The wooden boats have sailed the Pacific to Japan and Vancouver as well as the Indian Ocean to Madagascar and to Australia. For Bugis-Makassar people, phinisi boats […]

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Wooden Phinisi Industry in Bulukumba South Sulawesi Island Indonesia

Wooden Phinisi Industry in Bulukumba South Sulawesi Island Indonesia

Phinisi Boat BuildingLocated at the most southern tip of South Sulawesi’s peninsula, 153 kilometers south of Makassar, lies the district of Bulukumba , holding hidden marvels in its pristine beaches, underwater gardens, and   unique maritime culture. The district is also known as Butta Panrita Lopi or ‘the land of the phinisi schooners” for its long […]

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The Phinisi Schooner of Indonesia – Former Pirates Boat & Sailing Wooden Boats

The Phinisi Schooner of Indonesia – Former Pirates Boat & Sailing Wooden Boats

The Bugis Phinisi Schooner When sailing in the Indonesian seas one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional schooners at full sail. These are the Bugis pinisi, – or sometimes written phinisi – that have for centuries plied these waters journeying as far away as Malacca, Burma, Vietnam and Australia. Today one can see these […]

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Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe

Phinisi Traditional Boats – Phinisi and Palari History of Buginese Konjos Tribe

By Horst Liebner* Since the earliest times of human settlement of Indonesia, her seas have been the natural lanes of migration, communication and commerce. Not surprisingly, today’s inhabitants of the Archipelago inherit the perhaps most sophisticated maritime tradition of our World; and, it was this bequest of seafaring and trade that unified the immense diversity […]

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Tradition of Phinisi Sailing Boat in Indonesia : Most Powerful Sailing Boat

Tradition of Phinisi Sailing Boat in Indonesia : Most Powerful Sailing Boat

Pinisi, The Toughest Ship from Indonesia The pinisi is a traditional Indonesian two masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo of South Sulawesi but was and is largely used by the Bugis and Makassar. The hull of the ships looks similar to that of a dhow while the fore-and-aft rigging reminds of […]

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Phinisi Sailing Boat of Konjos Tribes From Tana Beru Bulukumba Indonesia

Phinisi Sailing Boat of Konjos Tribes From Tana Beru Bulukumba Indonesia

The pinisi is a traditional Indonesian two masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo of South Sulawesi but was and is largely used by the Bugis and Makassar. General description The hull of the ships looks similar to that of a dhow while the fore-and-aft rigging reminds of western schooners, although it […]

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Welcome to the Land of Boat Builder In South Sulawesi Indonesia

Welcome to the Land of Boat Builder In South Sulawesi Indonesia

Bulukumba community has been in contact with the religious teachings of Islam since the beginning of century – 17th AD, which is expected in the year 1605 AD the Islamic religion brought by 3 (three) major scholars (Waliyullah) from the island of Sumatra, each title Dato Tiro (Bulukumba), Dato Ribandang (Makassar), and Dato Patimang (Luwu). […]

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Unique Phinisi Indonesia Sailing Boat from South Sulawesi of Indonesia

Unique Phinisi Indonesia Sailing Boat from South Sulawesi of Indonesia

No one can deny that the world’s most unique boat Phinisi this, why could that be?, For the start of the search process until the process of making wooden boats full Phinisi to uniqueness. Phinisi boat building is not arbitrary, begun from the cuts in full, traditional ceremonies for the embryo has begun to ship […]

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