Here are some of the many places to spend your money in Makassar, as well as some essential services. Click the icon in the top left of the map and select the "Shops and services" layer. Click here to open map in a new window.
Baji Pamai: A decent supermarket with a good range of packaged foods, some fresh fruit and vegetables, and household items. Doesn't have the range of Western foods offered by Galael. Upstairs is a range of household products.
Carrefour (at Karebosi): Situated in Makassar's only underground shopping centre, the large Carrefour supermarket stocks a wide range of packaged food and fresh fruit and vegetables. A tunnel under the road links with the MTC Mall.
Gelael Supermarket: Galael sells a decent range of Western foods (including very expensive Vegemite), fruit and vegetables. and drinks (including beer), as well as Indonesian packaged goods. An oasis for those hankering for some tastes from home.
Swiss Bakery: The best bread in Makassar can be found in the ground floor of the building that houses Shogun Restaurant and Tokyo Rice Burger, on the waterfront.
Department stores & clothing
Karebosi: Makassar's only underground shopping centre, featuring mostly women's clothing. A tunnel under the road links with the MTC Mall.
Makassar Mall: Despite being the destination for many pete-pete routes, Makassar Mall doesn't actually exist. It burnt down in mid-2014.
Pasar Butung: An older style shopping centre with mainly women's clothing. The 4th floor has a reasonable food court with dishes at low local prices.
Mall Ratu Indah & Studio XXI Cinema: Big, modern shopping mall with lots of Western brands and a cinema, Studio XXI (http://www.21cineplex.com/).
Pasar Sentral (Central Market): A lively rabbit warren of stalls selling almost everything, but especially women's clothing. A taste of old Makassar.
Panakkukang Mall & Studio XXI Cinema: Panakkukang is the shopping hub of Makassar's eastern suburbs, and the mall is its beating heart. You can buy pretty much anything in this sprawling, multi-level shopping centre, including home renovation supplies from ACE Hardware. There's also a cinema (http://www.21cineplex.com/) and a TimeZone video game arcade here, which can be fun. See pete-pete route maps for getting here and back from central Makassar.
Trans Studio Mall: Makassar's newest, trendiest and most expensive shopping mall, with lots of western brands at western prices. Also one of the largest ranges of very good quality batik at Batik Keris. See website for details.
Trans Studio Theme Park: The theme park is located inside Trans Mall. We didn't go there, but it sounds like it could be fun for kids of all ages. It is also a venue for live concerts and musicals. See the website for details.
Souvenirs (oleh-oleh) If you are after some souvenirs, look for shops selling oleh-oleh. Typical products include wooden replicas of Torajan houses, carved trays, wooden and silver replicas of Pinisi ships, as well as Torajan coffee, Makassan sarongs and woven silk fabric from Sengkang. Jalan Somba Opu: Close to Pantai Losari, this street has many oleh-oleh shops. Jalan Pattimura: Another souvenir zone, closer to the fort.
Electronics & phones Mall MTC: A shopping mall dedicated to electronic gadgets, including computers, mobile phones and accessories. SIM cards for phones can be bought here. A tunnel under the road links with the Carrefour Karebosi.
Kembang Jawa: Not the flower shop, but around the corner you'll find a tiny shop with a wide range of SIM cards and phone plans from the main providers, and cheap rates for topping up your phone credit (pulsa).
Stationery, office supplies Agung stationery and book shop: Big shop selling all kinds of stationery and office supplies and books.
Services Immigration Office (Kantor Imigrasi): You'll need to go here if you have to extend your Indonesian visa while in Makassar. You'll need a printed copy of your airline ticket out, your passport and a photocopy of your passport ID page.
Siloam Hospital: A modern private hospital with English-speaking doctors and ancillary services, such as physiotherapy. Owned and operated by the same group that runs the Bali International Medical Center.
Tourist Information Office: The tourist information office is set in a nice old Dutch building and the staff are friendly, but there's not a lot of information on offer. Together with its out-of-the-way location, this sums up the problems for tourists visiting Makassar. Still, if you end up here it's worth asking for maps of the city and brochures about nearby destinations, particularly in the district of Maros. There's a lot to see in Maros, in addition to Bantimuring, and it's only two hours from Makassar by car.