Luwuk is the capital of Banggai District and 607 km away from Palu City. The motto of Luwuk is Luwuk Berair, the abbreviation of Luwuk Bersih Aman Indah and Rapi ( Clean, Secure, Beautiful and Tidy Luwuk). This city is located between beach and hills which have beautiful nature scenery. The original habitant of Luwuk is Ta tribe, but there are also many other ethnic groups come and live here in Luwuk such as Bugis, Padang and Chinese.
Luwuk is taken from the word Luwok and Huk which mean a bay. This place was the port of Kaleke, Asama Jawa, Soho and Dongkalan society which became trading central among Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Makasar, Javanese, Filipinos and Maluku. Luwuk became the name of a village after being adopted by Dongkalan people in 1901. The first chief was H.Kailo. in 1907 Luwuk became the central of Dutch government with named Afdeling Ooskust van Celebes (Sulawesi Eastern Coast)
Things to see
If you want to see Maleo bird, you can visit Bangkirang Animal Conservation. This bird is rare and unique for they're able to lay bigger egg. Bangkirang Animal Conservation is located 56 km away from Luwuk. At night, you can have fun by visiting Lalong Bay. This bay will surely give you great night scenery. If you want to see some historical remnants, you can go to ondorneming Tobelombang located in Nuhon sub-district, Banggai district.
Things to do
You can visit Kilo Lima Beach, a family recreation spot.This slope beach is always visited on holidays. If you want to play water, just come to Hanga-hanga Waterfall at the hills of Luwuk City. You can also come to Tontouan and Salodik Waterfall which offer fresh and beautiful scenery while playing water. Another one is Salodik Cave if you're planning to go to some cave in Luwuk.
Things to eat
Milu Siram of Luwuk is one main culinaries of this city. This food is made of corn and tuna. Another one is Louwe banana with its particular tempting taste. Louwe banana is usually served with condiment made from punded and fermented shrimp or small fish. There are also thin chip made of flour and peanuts, also salty fish which are delicious.
Getting to LUWUK
Flying to LUWUK: LUWUK is served by Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport. Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport is located about 10 km south from LUWUK. Read more about Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport or look for flights to LUWUK