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Asian Youth Delegation Admires Tondano City



The spirit of North Sulawesi youth in Asia Easter Celebration. (Foto: Rarung)

MANADO, – Asian Ecumenical Youth Assembly and Asia Easter Celebration held in Tondano, Minahasa regency, on Sunday (8/4/2018).

Hundreds of youth from 100 church denominations from 24 countries in Asia including Indonesia were enthusiastically participated in this event, that begin with Worship, at Maesa Tondano Stadium and attended by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasona Laoly.

After Worship that led by a number priests of North Sulawesi, followed by eater parade start from Maesa Tondano Stadium, walking along the main streets of Tondano Town and finish in Moraya Fort.

The Asian youth delegates also seemed enthusiastic during the parade. Along the way, these participants sang songs and their yells using their language. Interestingly, during the parade, a number of participants also said Selamat Paskah (Happy Easter) Indonesia Language to the comunities in Tondano road.

Selamat Sore, Selamat paskah,” said the Indian delegation in Bahasa Indonesia, who greeted the audience with a handshake.

The youth delegation also greets residents and shake hands. One of the participants from India, Saji Thomas admitted to being amazed people and nature of North Sulawesi. According to Saji, North Sulawesi has beautiful scenery, as well as friendly people.

Sara is a youth from New Zealend also admire the people and the fresh air in Tondano city.

“People is warm and very welcome. I like the weather because is enough fresh after along walked,” said Sara to Zona Utara journalist.

She also prouds of the young people in North Sulawesi.

“I can see the youth is very energetic while they are in the middle of Stadion Maesa Tondano,” said Sara.

Meanwhile, Committee Chairman Rita Dondokambey-Tamuntuan said, this event was held based on the meeting between Governor of North Sulawesi with Secretary of Christian Conference Celebration (CCA) George Tunakara.

“The special purpose of this event to bring together youth in Asia. Express and discuss issues in emerging Asia. Fostering good relation between Indonesia and foreign countries, as well as promoting religious and cultural life in North Sulawesi,” said Tamuntuan.

According to her, the participants came from 100 church denominations in Asia, with participants from abroad as many 200 and from Indonesia as many as 250 participants.

“This event will last until April 13, 2018,” she said.


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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