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Pottery Craftsman In Pulutan



MINAHASA, – In order to produce the best quality pottery would takes a patience. That is how the direction team of Zona Utara watched process make a pottery in Pulutan Ceramics Training Center, Minahasa Region, Indonesia.

Yulin Ngelo, 62, looks deftly while poking a clay soil. Less than three minutes later, the clay was shaped like a vase.

“This is just the beginning stage. It still has to be processed. After this, maybe two or three days later, it will be a final form, ” said Yulin, Saturday (18/11/2017).

At the Pulutan Ceramic Training Center, despite her skill as a pottery craftsman, Yulin work in the burning of pottery. She and other worker serve the burning pottery from the craftsmen in the Village of Pulutan.

She explained, there are two types of burning pottery, namely burning Biscuit with a temperature of 600° Celsius and Glasir burning with a temperature of 1200° Celsius.

“For burning, it takes about six hours. If the needle in the pyrometer has shown the maximum temperature, it means the pottery is ripe, appear reddish color, ” said Yulin.

According to her, every house in Pulutan Village produces pottery and there is no residents who can not make pottery.

“I myself since 12 years old, have learned to make a pottery,” added Yulin.

Another people in Pulutan Village, Denny Ngantung said, that the pottery craft in the village has been present for long time. He and Yulin are elders in Pulutan Village that already fifth generation of pottery makers.

The main problem for craftsmen in this village is decreases clay supply.

“First, clay can be obtained in every land of residents. The clay-containing is in the third layer of soil, ” said Denny, 68 years old.

But now, to get clay is be difficult. Current time, they have buy clay from the resident who has that soil. Clay weighing 30 Kilograms, bought at a price of Rp2.000.

Based on the monitoring of Zona Utara direction team, every people in that village produces their own various forms of pottery. Among them are vases or flower pots in various sizes, ceramic floral displays, and porno or a container for cooking sagu.

The five-year-old children in the village is seen playing with clay, although not a better form, but it is show that pottery craftsmen in this land of Minahasa has successor for the future.


Editor : Christo Senduk


Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.



MANADO, – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.
  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.
  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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