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The Other Side Of Parachutist Pingkan Mandagi



A jumper Pingkan Mandagi with her children. (Foto: Rarung)

MANADO, – The name of Pingkan Mandagi is known to the people of North Sulawesi. Woman who born in Bandung on December 15, 1974 has been brought the great name of North Sulawesi in the national and even international through parachuting sports.

The figure of ‘brave woman’ has become role model for women in North Sulawesi, especially in her profession as an athlete.

However, besides being a parachutist, Pingkan also has another side that can also be role model for women in Indonesia.

Where, in her hectic activity, Pingkan had to divide her time to become a wife and mother of her two children. Every morning, Pingkan takes care of her both children to school, Darel (11) and Kania (8)

In addition, Pingkan also still have to accompany their children after school to do homework, until they are getting bed.

Pingkan currently working in Department of Youth and Sport of North Sulawesi, is also still active in sports organizations, one of them as secretary in several organizations, as well as sports committee.

On weekends, when not attending the parachuting activity , Pingkan spends time with her family, cooking her children’s favorite food, traveling and completing various homework.

Pingkan’s life do not separated from support of her mother Uci Sritjiptowati Mandagi, who also a former parachutist.

Pingkan Mandagi is ready to jump. (Foto: Rarung)

Myriad achievements she ever got in the world of parachuting, such as Merdeka Cup in Jogja 1994, World Championships Efesus Turkey 1997, Asiania Championship in Malaysia 2007, Asiania Championship in Solo 2010, CISM Asia Military Parachuting Championship 2012 and Asiania Championship Open 2014, International Open Parachuting Championship Manado 2005 and 2007, and 2017.

For the Open Championship, Pingkan has won 13 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals. For the National Sports Week throughout 1993-2016 she has collected 11 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze for North Sulawesi. In addition, Pingkan also recorded won the category of Indonesia National Records Cooperation in Air Formation 22 jumpers in 2012 and 24 jumpers Formation 2014.

Other Awards, Best Female Athletes Association of Aero Sport Indonesia Federation (PB-Fasi) in 1995, Indonesian Inspirational Women Award of Sports Category 2009, Indonesian Women Achievement Award Minister of Women Empowerment 2009, 12 Indonesian adventure sports activists 2012, and best athlete of North Sulawesi Province 2013.


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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