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Explore Manado: Wonderful Places in Minahasa and Tomohon

Beside the 6 wonderful places in Manado, there also wonderful places in Minahasa and Tomohon city that is not too far from Manado.

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MANADO, ZONAUTARA.COMManado becomes an interesting city to be visit for its tourism destination, located at the Bay of Manado, and surrounded by mountains area. Manado, North Sulawesi is a land of magnificent coral reefs protecting, mountains and active volcanoes. There are a lot of great things to do while you are visiting Manado.

Beside the 6 wonderful places in Manado, there also wonderful places in Minahasa and Tomohon city that is not too far from Manado, here those are:

Kali Waterfall

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Kali Waterfall, better known as Tatapahan Telu, located in the middle of a forest in the village of Kali, Pineleng district, Minahasa regency that can be reached during the 20 minutes from Manado by car or motorcycle. Can also be heard the sounds of other animals such as squirrels and tropical birds such as hummingbirds and parrots.

On the way to the waterfall can also be found that palm trees are being tapped and nira water accommodated in bamboo.

After going through the mossy path, the journey will end at a waterfall. This waterfall taste of two great rivers is likely to come from Tomohon, while a small waterfall coming from the springs in the neighborhood. There is a moss-covered bridge that connects the two banks of the river. From this bridge one can see up close and enjoy the scenic waterfall Kali. Standing in this place people will be wet by water droplets. While the views of the bridge itself as in fairy tales.

Vihara Ekayana Temple

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Vihara Ekayana temple is located in Tomohon city, at Jalan Sunge, Kaskasen village that can reached about 1 hour from Manado city. The cool air would be felt instantly when entering Tomohon city.

The lies between Mount Lokon and this Mahawu, stands a monastery or a temple. The existence of a place for Buddhist or Taoist worshipers here is very special considering the majorities in Tomohon are Christians. The temple stands among churches, something that show tolerance among Tomohon people. However, the Buddhayana Temple is said to have existed since the 80’s. However, it was only inaugurated in 2009 by the Governor of North Sulawesi, Sarundayang.

While entering this temple visitors will be greeted by 18 statues of Lohan. Lohan is namely a symbol or a representation of a sinner who was return to the right way, there are 18 statues symbolized 18 enlightened sinners.

Not far from the sits of Pagoda, there is a pool equipped with fountains. The pool, which is believed to bring good luck and fortune decorated with a statue of giant frog-headed dragon.

Bukit Doa

Bukit Doa or Prayer Hills is located in Tomohon city, Kakaskasen 2 village reached about one hour from Manado city. Bukit Doa Tomohon is a location that has ‘cross path’; the path is not in the shaped of the cross, but the way it tells the story of Jesus before being crucified and in this hill there are also several locations that tells some stories about Jesus. In addition to the spot that tells about Jesus, there is also amphitheater and Chapel of Mother Mary.

Linow Lake

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Linow Lake is located in Lahendong village, Tomohon city that reached about two hours from Manado city. When passing through the area of Lahendong, at some point we will smell ‘fart’ kind a smell, that taken from sulfur smell around the hot water.

One of the leading tourist destinations of Tomohon is Lake Linow, a beautiful lake which showing the beauty of 3 colors lake. In addition to the exquisite beauty, the weather in the lake area is also very cool. Wandering the banks of the lake can also be one of activities that can be done in this lake. But better not to swim, because of the high sulfur content can make the body get injured.

Are those wonderful, aren’t it? So, let make a plan to visit Manado city. You would be regret when footed in this city.

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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Who was the first contracted the corona virus?

According to government data, a 55 years old from Hubei province could be the first person to contact Covid 19 on November 17, 2019.

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ZONAUTARA.COM – The coronavirus or Covid 19 has become a pandemic, as determined by WHO (World Health Organization) The disease had been affected people in more than 100 countries, including Indonesia.

Now, it is focused on handling and preventing the coronavirus. Until this article was written, there were 173,167 people infected worldwide, and 6,664 of them had died.

The originate of this virus is known from Wuhan in Hubei Province, China. Many people say, the coronavirus stems from people who eat bat meat. But who was the first person contracted the coronavirus?

South China Morning Post (SCMP) media tried to trace it by looking at documents owned Chinese Government. The search took them on an important date, November 17, 2019.

At the last days of 2019, Chinese authorities had identified at least 266 people were infected, these patients were under medical supervision at several points.

Interviews with whistle blowers from medical community showed that doctor in China just realized that they were facing a completely new disease at the end of December.

Scientists had mapped the pattern of early Covid 19 transmission in central China on January, two months before the outbreak became a global health crisis.

Finding out undetected and undocumented cases are so important to understand how the disease spreads and would be increased scientists’ understanding of the threat size of the coronavirus.

According to government data, a 55 years old from Hubei province could be the first person to contact Covid 19 on November 17, 2019.

From that date onwards, one to five new cases are reported every day. On December 15, total number of infected reached 27 people. The double digit increase in infected people was first reported on December 17 and on December 20. The total number of confirmed cases at that time has reached 60 people.

On December 27, Zhang Jixian, a doctor from Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital in Hubei Province, told that Chinese authorities that the disease was caused by a new coronavirus. On that date, more than 180 people had been infected, even though doctors may not have known all of them at the time.

On the last day of 2019, the number had increased to 266, and on the first day of 2020, the number had reached 381 cases.

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Scientists are wanting to identify who is called the “Patient Zero”. Because that patient can help them to track down the true source of coronavirus. Until this time coronavirus is thought that jump from wild animals to humans, which is very likely from bats.

From the first cases that include nine people had reported in November. They were four men and five women, but no one was confirmed as patient zero. These nine people are aged between 39 and 79 years, but unknown how many of them are from Wuhan, which is believed as the center of the coronavirus spread.

It is possible that the cases arrived earlier but untracked in documents studied by SCMP.

According to WHO website, the first Covid 19 case confirmed in China occurred on December 8, 2019, but the world health organization did not track in detail, just relied the information from its member countries.

Another report published in medical journal The Lancet, written by Chinese doctors from Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, which treats some of the earliest patients, said the first known infection was December 1, 2019.

Dr Ai Fen, the first person who opens this information to the public, had told to People magazine in an interview that was later censored. The tests showed a patient at Wuhan Central Hospital was diagnosed on December 16 as an unknown person who infected the coronavirus.

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