Spending our week end in our favorite hide out will help us release our stressing day. But sometimes, some popular place will be very crowded in the week end. It is because many people have the same needs with us. However, we still can find many alternatives places to run to our favorite hide out. Where to? We can find the river that people from town haven’t known about this river or lake that only you who knows it or even a cliff which people might scare to be there. But now come to the question, where are they? I even don’t know where they are but we need to find it out before another people find it before us. As my search with friends last week end, I found wonderful hide out which I am sure that only few people know this place. So, I would glad to show you my favorite hide out here in Malili, Luwu Timur-South Sulawesi.
Last week, I and my friends were walking in the deep jungle of Luwu Timur and we found wonderful place called as Ussu River. This place is still virgin area where the local people or government hasn’t set it as tourism area. In this location, there are many wonderful waterfalls which will attract our eyes also the fresh and cold water will release our stress.
In the Ussu River, you are not only able to play with the stream which usually function as natural massage, but also you can swim in the river, because in Ussu River the typically of the river not only shallow or deep, but both of them. It has shallow part and also has deep part. So, if you are afraid of deep part, you can only play the stream in the shallow part.
How to get there? If you live in Soroako or you start your journey from Soroako, you will need two hours go and back to the Ussu River. Then when reached Malili, you will direct to small road which will lead you to the river.Then, you have to cross the jungle in the muddy path and also small bridge which was made from the wood. In this case, you must be careful, because it was very small bridge and if you are overweight, I guess you can fall down in the river. But don’t worry, your hard trip are worth. You will be amazed with the real jungle that you cannot find it out in your busy day, and also the fresh air and water will totally make you fresh.
But if you are away from Soroako or we can say you are living out from Sulawesi, you need to start your journey from Makassar. Then you have to continue your trips by bus. You will need about 12 hours from Makassar to Malili. Wooww…. Very long distance! Don’t worry about this long distance. Because you still able to find the hotels in Malili, also another tourism area which are known by many people and also being promoted by the government. So, your long long journey will be worth as you will be attract with many wonderful view here, like mountain, virgin jungle, virgin river and also beach, beside, you can also taste the special food of Malili, such as Kapurung.
(By : Janti Fitri)