2015 > Sulawesi Selatan

In July 2015 I visited South Sulawesi with my father Ibrahim Abdullah to undertake some research into the origins of my Bugis ancestry on the island, while re-tracing a journey that my father took through the region as a young Australian traveller in 1968. I wanted to experience the birthplace of Opu Daeng Parani, my direct ancestor who took his four younger brothers, entire family, followers and a mercenary army of Bugis warriors to Malaysia to seek his fortune almost 300 years ago.