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Sarlotam while clean up in governor area. (Foto: Umar)

MANADO, – Heavy rains make the leaves go down along the road in the compound of Governor official house. It will be clean up by the janitor who wear yellow shirt wrote Manado City Cleanliness Service.

However, in that morning there was a different from a janitor make my toughness as a man had collapsed.

She is Sarlotam Manaredeng. She swept the leaves using two hard broom or sapulidi on a slightly uphill road near Governor official housing. With toothless teeth a strong woman greets with her smile.

“Good morning sir,” said this 64-year-old woman, Thursday (19/4/2018).

She is never be ashamed of her profession as street sweeper that she do for 13 years. She admited that always grateful for the grace of Almighty God.

“No matter it is rain or heat, I am grateful for this job as a janitor,” she said.

Sarlotam admits she always work with her full spirit, it all just for her family, especially her beloved orphan grandchild named Juen Waworanda.

She have to wake up at four thirty in the morning and head to her area work.

“My husband is no longer working, he just help me sweep. My area woking is not only in governor’s complex, but in all Wenang District areas. My schedule at 05.00 until 09.00 am, then continued at 02.00 until 05.00 pm, “said the woman born in Manado.

Sarlotam said that before becoming a janitor, she was a laundry at Teling-Tingkulu complex.

She be grateful for being able for her income Rp3 million per month as a janitor. Later, Sarlotam hopes, her hard worked can be a blessing for her family.

“I hope my grandchildren can see us in old-age,” said Sarlotam.


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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