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Descendants of The Redhead



MANADO, – Rizal Umbola looks so happy to have a descendant of red hair that is also happened on his son. Understandably, Sainah Mokoginta is a Bilalang Village women who was born with a red hair condition. In Bilalang, administratively divided into Kotamobagu City and Bolaang Mongondow Region, that has been known as a red hair descendant.

It is common to have one or two family members who are born red hair. Many of these redheads have a lighter skin tone than the black-haired of Bilalang people.

“According the stories of the old people, Bilalang is a descendant of the Portuguese that be married with the citizens here. Not all family members are born with red hair condition. My wife has a red hair. My red-haired children is only one,” he said to Zona Utara when did a journalist trip to Kotamobagu City, November 27, 2017.

Saipah Pobela, a red-haired of Bilalang Dua, said that in his family, a child born with red hair is only one of three siblings.

“From the three children, only the eldest are redheaded,” said Saipah.

Sartina Mokoginta was also born with a red hair condition. According to her, the usual body part that have hair, from foot to head, they all are red.

“But if the gray hair is still white color,” said Sartina while throwing a smile.

Sartina says, it’s easy to tell which red hairs are genuine and which red hairs made by beauty shop.

“Look at his eyebrows. If the original redhead hair feathers must also be red,” she explained.

Ramjan P Mokoginta, another Bilalang resident, explains that people born with red hair condition in Bilalang are very different from albino.

“If albino, his eyes is not focus. The hair is also brownish-brown. But in Bilalang, hair color maroon red. The skin is also on average brighter than others. Then pupils eyes is not black. But somewhat vague,” said Ramjan.

According to the man who is a Head of Horticultural Crops and Plantation of Agriculture and Fishery Department of Kotamobagu City, as far as he knows, there has been no scientific research to find out the genetic reason about the red hair disorder.

“Red hair is only in Bilalang. Not anywhere else. And they are not albino,” he said.


Editor: Rahadih Gedoan


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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