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Suicide Bomb Occurred At Three Churches In Surabaya



MANADO, – The suicide bombing occurred at three points in Surabaya, East Java, Sunday morning, May 13, 2018, at 7.30 am. Three locations targeted were churches.

The first location takes place in the Church of Santa Maria Tak Bercela at Ngagel Street, Gubeng District. Then, the second location takes place in a church on Diponegoro Street, and the third location of a church on  Arjuna Streer.

Currently, the police are still conducting identification in three locations. Head of Police Public Relations of East Java Frans Barung requested to all the citizens do not be incited about the information in social media.

Until now, at 11:45 pm, there are already 8 people killed in this incident. While 38 other victims suffered injuries.

“The latest data, 8 people were killed, 38 were in hospital, there is including police,” Barung said.

The blasted bomb at 3 Churches in Surabaya  make a compact netizen shout out for   #BersatuLawanTerorisme (united against Terrorism).

Tagar  #BersatuLawanTerorisme is skyrocketed in the row of the most popular and has entered the Top 3 Trending Topic in the Twitter.

Tags #surabaya and tagar #KamiTidakTakutTeroris perched in the first and second trending topic.

A few moments after this bomb incident, some social media users share images and videos that display the atmosphere at the location.

Responding to the images and videos in social media, the Police appealed to the public not to spread pictures or videos of the bomb victims. Head of Public Information in Polri Public Relations Brigadir Jenderal Muhammad Iqbal  said that we do not be trap with the aim of terrorists: that makes people feel scared.

“Images on social media (related explosion) stop share. Do not get (us) trapped terrorist goals. The purpose (the terrorists make) we all fear. Show them we not afraid! Do not be part of the perpetrators with spread (picture) terror, “Iqbal said in a Kompas TV interview, Sunday (13/05/2018).

The main step of the police is to prioritize security factors, localize the location, traffic diversion, evacuation the victims, and anticipate other possible bombs.

Not only from the police, Minister of Communications and Information Rudiantara also issued the same instructions to the public.

Here are three appeals issued by Rudiantara:

1. Do not spread / portray victim’s photo in any  media
2. The picture spread such as giving oxygen for the purpose of making fear the community
3. Support and give space for police to work

Spread the photo of the wounds victim and victim’s body is not helpful at all. Instead, it creates fear and adds pain to the families of the abandoned victims.

Editor: Ronny A. Buol


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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