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Story Of Liang Tembo Cave



Foreign tourists from Germany visited Liang Tembo cave. (Foto:

MANADO, – Skull cave or known as Liang Tembo is nature tourism object in Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Regency has turns out a mystery.

This cave is considered sacred by local residents. However, Liang Tembo Cave is crowded with foreign and domestic tourists. They just wanted to prove that the Liang Tembo Cave is sacred.

Free license tour guide Jokman Harani, a resident of Tanaki Village, South Siau District said that the cave is visited by many tourists in order to take pictures. But at that location, tourists are prohibited from spitting.

“local and foreign tourists often come to this cave for take pictures. There are successful but there are also cannot find picture they were taked before,” he said.

The same thing was presented by Head of Lindongan 01, Tanaki Monika Mass Village. he told to Zona Utara reporter about the story of his deceased parents who used to be a guard of this cave.

“According to my parents, there are 12 skulls in cave that may be said that they are dotu of this area. They are 12 siblings guarding the hamlet of Tangganga, Tanaki Village,” said Monika.

She continued, one of the bravest was a woman named Dorongdasi. Due to his courage, the name Dorongdasi is used as the local dance name of Sitaro,  Dorongdasi Dance.

“Even though they have died, but because of their supernatural powers,  their skulls can be used to repel enemies (Mangindao Nation) that come to destroy or loot crops.Tanganga formerly named Mangingtanga which means facing the enemy, Monica said.

Foreign tourists from Germany Heiko M Schauer when interviewed in front of the cave said he was very interested in the existence of the cave.

“It is very impressive to be able take pictures in this cave,” he 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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