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Christmas, Not Just About Foods And Drinks



MANADO, – Christmas is getting closer. All Christians are so enthusiastic to welcome the christmas day.

Jimmy Togelang, a bailiff of Manado District Court said, the most important thing at Christmas is the readiness of the heart, not just about food and drinks. So, in welcoming Christmas, it must begin with the simplicity of life and accept what it is.

“Start a new day, leave the old bad things and prepare to change yourself better. And most importantly, how we devote for the nation and the country according to our respective jobs,” Jimmy said.

He hopes, peace and joy of Christmas not just a slogan. But how do we interpret this moment through real changes. Among them work in accordance with Jesus Christ.

“We do not work alone. If we have a mistake then we naturally rebuked. Just like the teachings of Jesus Christ, we are rebuked if did wrong. And for the leadership can also forgive, and change to make improvements together for the better future,” he said.

On the last day of work in the office, the staff at Manado District Court were busy arrange the files and documents.

But some employees admit, they have prepared for Christmas, especially about the readiness of heart in welcoming the day of Jesus Christ.

Judge in Manado District Court Denny Tulangouw, told to reporter of Zona Utara said, Christmas is a special day. And on this special day, the most important thing is to celebrate with the family.

“Celebrating Christmas must believe in faith and exercise that faith. Certainly in this moment we must find the wisdom that can impact on our daily lives for be better,” he said.

About work, said Denny, at this Christmas moment is no less important is self-introspection and so can be work more responsible.

“In essence, we must get closer to the Almighty,” he added.

Meanwhile, an Industrial Relations Court Judge in Manado District Court, Sarinah Marhaeni Bakari, hopes there is peace in our heart at this Christmas moment. So that it can affect the preservation of harmony among all the religious.

“Christmas should be bring peace to the heart and indirectly bring peace on earth,” said Marhaeni.


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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