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June Luhulima, An Underwater Conqueror



A diver June Lihulima. ( Rarung)

MANADO, – June Lihulima is a woman who loves outdoors activity. Her passion for nature is expressed by hobby of mountain climbing and diving.

The woman of Ambon descent was getting attracted to the diving started from he had climbing a mount during rain and saw the other mountaineer using a dive mask.

“It’s so cool to see the mountaineer wearing a diving mask, then I thinking for looking a diving club to learn how to dive. It was 1976,” June told to Zona Utara reporter, on Wednesday (18/4/2018).

June began be a diver, and she ever get award and even become one who tried to support diving in Indonesia, especially in Manado City.

Here are June’s achievements:

– Champion underwater orientation of PON 10 in 1981, it was the first diving into PON.

– Following the record of most divers at Malalayang Beach in 2009.

– Established Scientific Diving Center in Belitung 2011.

– Administrator Persatuan Olahraga Selam Indonesia (POSI) 2007-2016.

– President Committee Confederation Mondaile Des Activities Subaquatiques (CMAS) 2013-2016.

– Chairman of International Relations POSI.

This strong woman is the conqueror of Biak underwater. In 1989, June mapping the underwater potential in Biak.

“At that time, I myself conquered Biak’s vast underwater,” she said.

Lecturer of Marine Medical Science at Indonesia Christian University said that diving is unique, because there are three components. First, Sport is an underwater orientation, those who usually take part in the diving championship. Second, Technique is the one who creates the diver in other words the trainer. Thirdly, scientists are underwater researchers or marine biologists.

According to her, Manado is very developed in sport and technique components and it became the mainstay of POSI. The proof is Manado ever appointed to organizer the International photo contest Asia 2013.

“Human Resources in Manado is very good and ready,” said June.

That way, it can develop potential of marine tourism in North Sulawesi and also the development of athletes dive in North Sulawesi.

June will go to Sangihe to develop tourism under the sea and at the same time develop a POSI organization.

Often,  June is doing clean sea and plant mangroves. Because for her, Indonesia is a marine country whose seas must be guarded, developed and utilized. So, we can know and explore the potential of this nature.


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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