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Harini Sondakh, Woman With Myriad Of Talents And Achievements



Harini Sondakh. (Foto: Rarung)

MANADO, – Harini Sondakh is a current Kartini who is becomes a role model for young people, especially for women.

In his young-age, Harini has achieved many feats by her talents. She also had brought name of Manado City in the national arena, and even International.

Here are the achievements she got:

– Telkomsel School Ambassador representative of North Sulawesi for Student Exchange Scolarship to Singapore, Hongkong and China 2012

– Representative of North Sulawesi in National School Debating Championship (NSDC) in Jakarta 2012

– First Runner Up Development Basketball League (DBL) North Sulawesi 2012

– Siswa Kristen Berprestasi 2012

– Remaja Teladan Puteri GMIM 2012

– First Runner Up Duta Anti Narkoba Manado City 2013

– Lumimuut Minahasa Selatan 2013

– Second runner Up Noni North Sulawesi 2013

– Putri Kemilau Sulawesi 2014

– Roeroe Ambassador 2014

– First Runner Up Ratu Bunga Indonesia 2014

– Putri Duta Mahasiswa Genre Sulawesi Utara 2015

– First Runner Up Putri Duta Mahasiswa Genre Nasional 2015

– Best Four Lomba Kolintang Festival Kawanua Surabaya 2016

– Big Four Miss Indonesia 2018

This beautiful 22-year-old woman is said as ‘Brave Woman’. Where, she is currently on duty as Miss Indonesia. In addition, Harini becomes a great woman since adolescence, because since sitting in Junior High School, she had served as Osis Chairman. Even in Senior High School, she still holds the chairman of Osis and succeeds to become the Osis Chairman in Manado City.

When Zona Utara reporter met Harini in Manado Town Square, Saturday (14/8/2018). Harini with a simple appear, but still looks charming and humble because of her smile that always emit during interview. According to he, being a bravery is prioritizing the integrity as a woman.

“Young people are more especially women, keep up our desire to dig up our potential,” she said.

Despite much activity she has to do, but Harini did not neglect her education, she success having her bachelor degree in Faculty of Economics and Business of Sam Ratulangi University.

Her skill in playing traditional musical instruments of Kolintang, making she becomes a Kolintang freelance teacher at Manado Independent School. And also this talent she showed at talent show in Miss Indonesia.

In addition be success in sports as a basketball player, Harini also has a melodious voice and can dance. So that is why, Harini is a multitalenta woman.

Because often follow beauty event, of course Harini has the ability in English. The proof is when she answered using English about the questions from the jury in the arena of Miss Indonesia.

For her, the definition of beauty is what emanates from within as a woman.

“of course showed the positive things, so that everyone who sees us of doing good things, we can be role models for others,” she said.

Harini reveals about motto of her life is ‘keep moving forward with God’.


Editor: Eva Aruperes


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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