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Skateboarding Becomes A Part of Asian Games 2018



Skateboard.(Foto: Polimengo)

MANADO, – Skateboarding is rife among young people in Indonesia will be contested in the Asian Games 2018. This action sport fulfills the number of sports in Asian Games 2018 to 40 sports.

As reported, Indonesia is proposing 30 sports actually, but the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) added one branch namely Roller Sports (skateboard and roller skate). OCA thinks they have to add Roller Sports as skateboarding in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while the skate roller will be shown in the 2019 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Asian Games 2018 are considered to test that Olympic competition. Arena Roller Sports branch at the Asian Games 2018 will be prepared at Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang and GOR Saparua Bandung. In both places there is a roller skate arena, just add a track for the skateboard.

The history of skateboarding was first discovered in the mid-1940s-1950s by Frank Nasworthy a surfer from California, at that time he wanted to find another alternative to surfing when the sea was not choppy, and then the first skateboard game is played. The first board is made almost similar to the surf board, but the size is rather small and given a roller skate tire.

In 1970s, Frank Nasworthy made skateboard tires from polyurethane material or commonly called Cadillac. The new creation of skateboard tires making the popularity of skateboards growing rapidly. Many factory companies in California are modifying skateboard. The development of this sport, a lot of modifications of skateboards.

In Indonesia, skateboarding began around the 1980s. Skate lovers in Indonesia get information about skate in the world through videos and reading skateboard magazines from abroad.

Over time, this extreme sport is growing in Indonesia young people. And then skateboarding championship event is also start in Indonesia. It makes many skateboarding communities and of course skateboarding athletes.


Editor: Rahadih Gedoan

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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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