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Maliku, a Beloved Village



Maliku Village (Foto: Polimengo)

MANADO, – Maliku Village is one villages in Amurang District, South Minahasa Regency. Zona Utara journalist team had opportunity to visit the village which is located about 10 Kilometers (Km) from the center of Amurang.

Enjoying the beautiful view during the trip to the village that has been divided into two villages since 2012 it. Head of Maliku Village Ferry Pieter Pandey unravel the history of Maliku Village.

The history of the village based on narrative of the village elders. The reason is original traces of Maliku Village is missing and has not been found.

In 1600s, the village was named Lalumpe taken from the name of a wood. Where, the wood became a gathering place for migrants whose visiting village located in the mountainous area.

“As time passes, many people are coming here. Thus, the village was later renamed Liliku which means a favorite place or a beloved village. From the name Liliku then become Maliku.” said Pandey.

People who come and live in the village that is in the foot of Mount Soputan is also increasingly. And it is countless the tonaas and the head who has ever led the village.

On the other hand, interesting incidents were happened in this village. The incident called “padi bergoyang” (swaying rice) in 1952. Based on the hereditary story of elders, the paddy that had been stored in farmhouse moved like a spring and became many. Not only rice, a similar thing also happened to the chili that had just been harvested by farmers.

Maliku Village is growing. The economic condition was on average at the middle level, and there were not very poor people. The area of ​​coconut plantations and paddy fields become livelihood for community.


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, – 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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