We would like to update you after the recent earthquake which hit Palu in Central Sulawesi on Friday evening. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake which also resulted in 3-metre high waves crashing onto the northern-shore of Palu has resulted in 832 deaths with the number likely to increase as rescue teams continuing to clear the debris left over by the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The quake was followed by a number of aftershocks, with many expected to follow over the coming days.
Palu is not a common area for tourists to visit.
The main tourist sites of the island of Sulawesi such as Makassar, Tana Toraja, Manado and the Bunaken Marine Park have been unaffected by Fridays events and are safe to travel, with operational airports and all tours remaining unchanged. Due to the large distance between Bali and Sulawesi, nothing was felt on the island and Bali remains completely unaffected.
Please contact your Asian Trails representative if you have any questions about clients who are due to depart for Sulawesi and they more than happy to advise further.
We will keep you updated with any further developments in due course.
Asian Trails’ thoughts and prayers are going out to those affected by this natural disaster.