Sengkang in South Sulawesi is a convenient stopover for travelers taking a trip between Makassar and the southern beaches of Bira. Sengkang has a few travel secrets of its own too, and is primarily known for its location by the Tempe Lake. This small town in South Sulawesi is a convenient stopover for travelers taking a trip between Makassar and the southern beaches of Bira. A scenic lakeside promenade offers travelers a few moments of peace and tranquility in perfect solitude. The large lake houses a village in its midst, as well as charming little villages across its calm waters. One could take leisurely boat trips through this idyllic landscape and visit the ‘lake villages’ built on stilts. The surrounding wetlands also attract a myriad of exotic birdlife. Sengkang is home to Indonesia’s traditional silk weaving industry as well, with numerous workshops and silkworm farms strewn along its outskirts. One may visit the local workshops and watch skilled workmen hand-weave traditional Indonesian silk (or sutera).