Fort Rotterdam was originally named Fortress of Ujung Pandang. It was built during the era of Gowa-Tallo Kingdom under the instruction of the Ninth King of Gowa-Tallo. The construction was built using clay. Years after years, the fort was starting to wear out. Therefore, when the Fourteenth King was on in charge, he instructed his people to reconstruct it using stones.
When Indonesia was under Dutch colonialism, the fort was taken over by the Dutch government. The name was changed to Fort Rotterdam. After Indonesia got their freedom, the fort became unused. Therefore, the government initialized it as tourism historical object. This Fort is located around the southern beach of Makassar.