Located in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, the island of Sulawesi has always been a trading hub. The island has some 18.5 million inhabitants descending from a mix of Indian, Chinese, Arab and European influences who have forged a unique ethnic and cultural melting pot. Like a giant octopus, Sulawesi has tentacles that form four long peninsulas, lapped at by the sea, and fringed by coral reefs. On land, inextricable equatorial jungle and rice paddies lie side by side. Not to be missed!