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Minister Siti Nurbaya Gives Named Anara to New Baby Born Anoa



Anara, named of new baby born Anoa.(Foto: Polimengo)

MANADO, – The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya gives named to the new baby Anoa that was born at the Anoa Breeding Center (ABC) Balai Litbang Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (BP2LHK) Manado under name Anara, Thursday (11/1/2018).

Anara in Spanish means wanderer, or in Hindu means strong and perfect. But Anara is also an abbreviation of Anak Ana and Rambo. Ana and Rambo are the Anoa breeders who are in the ABC BP2LHK Manado breeding program.

This anoa baby is the second baby born in this facility. Earlier in 2017, the first Anoa baby born in this place has been named by the Vice President of the Republic Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, under the name Maesa.

Anara was born on November 8, 2017. Weighing about 3.5 kg, 60 cm long, and 50 cm high. The birth process is normal and natural, with the supervision of medical personnel and researchers at ABC.

When Minister Siti Nurbaya give name to this Anoa babies are in good health and show good growth.

ABC is an Anoa conservation facility managed by BP2LHK Manado. Currently ABC is inhabited by 9 Anoa: Rambo, Rocky, Rita, Denok, Ana, Sweet, Stela, Maesa, and the newborn  Anara.

“The second birth of Anoa in one year gives hope in the preservation of Anoa. It gives the excitement for KLHK, especially the R & D Agency and Innovation that has supported, and the Directorate General of Natural Resources Conservation and Ecosystem in conservation efforts,” said Siti Nurbaya.

Siti added this birth also showed significant progress in the Anoa breeding process  that conducted by BP2LHK Manado with the support from the partners.

Anoa is an endemic animal of Sulawesi which is currently included in the endangered category of the IUCN Red List Of Threatened Animal (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)  protected by Law no. 5 of 1990 about Conservation of Biological Natural Resources and its Ecosystem.

Anoa is also classified as endangered species and entered into Apendix I CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna). Stronger efforts are needed from various parties in order to restore the preservation of Anoa in nature.


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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