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Batu Kuangang, Cultural Heritage Sites of Bantik

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MANADO, ZONAUTARA.com –  Batu Kuangang (Kuangang Stone) is one of the cultural heritage sites of Bantik ethnic, located in Malalayang District, Manado City, Indonesia.

Batu Kuangang cultural site is in a walled location, with a size of about 10 × 10 meters. To get there, visitors must climb 48 stairs.

In this location there is a large stone but flat, and there are 17 pieces of holes, which is about 10 cm in diameter, with varying depths about  3-5 cm.

Interestingly, the stone was listed as one of the cultural sites of Bantik historical relic.

Johan Mongisidi (73), a resident from Malalayang explained to Zona Utara journalist, according to legend the holes on the stone were created through the elbow of Bantik’s ancestors, since thousands years ago.

“Once upon a time, there was a husband and wife named J Opo Sumpabungang and Mongorimpadoi, they both work as farmers and fishermen,” said Mongisidi, on Wednesday (7/12/2017).

They had two sons. The eldest was named Kondoi, while the youngest named Jundoi. Both are still young.

 

One day, the youngest Jundoi cried. His crying was heard by her mother. Finally, Mongorimpadoi and her husband rushed to meet his son who was crying.

To stop Jundoi crying, Sumpabungang promised to give him a game tool.

“Then, Sumpabungang prayed to L Ramo (the Creator), to be given strength,” explained Mongisidi.

His prayer was heard, so he prepared his right arm elbow on a stone that was already flat.

He started making a hole with his right elbow, amount 17 hole. After the hole is available, he prays again to L Ramo, to give bia stone (shells), as many as 17 grains.

After all, in the presence of his two sons has available a game place on the rock, which is currently known as Jongklak game.

“Their parent s advised that Kondoi can take care of his brother Jundoi until they come home from plantation,” explained Mongisidi.

The location of the Kuangang Stone Site is also called Bobay, known as Totimbayongan (where it stands a flat stone).

 

Editor: Eva Aruperes

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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.

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MANADO,  ZONAUTARA.com – 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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