Manado & Bunaken

Manado & Bunaken

Manado (pronounced [maˈnado] in Manado Malay) is the capital city of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area. Manado experiences tropical rainforest climate (Af) according to Köppen Climate Classification as there's no real dry season. The wettest month is January with an annual precipitation of 465 millimetres (18.3 in), while the driest is September with an annual precipitation of 121 millimetres (4.8 in). The abundance of total precipitation seems to be influenced by the monsoon. As its location is near the equator, the temperature seems constant throughout the year. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 26.6 °C (79.9 °F), while the coolest month are January and February with an average temperature of 25.4 °C (77.7 °F). Unlike other cities in Indonesia, the temperature seems to be cooler.

Food that typical of Manado are, Tinutuan which consists of various kinds of vegetables. Tinutuan is not mush, as so far people have said it as Manado porridge. In addition to Tinutuan, there is Cakalang Fufu, a smoked skipjack ('Katsuwonus pelamis'), roa fish (exocoetidae or torani, Parexocoetus brachypterus), Kawok which is food based from rat meat of forest / White (Maxomys hellwandii) Paniki (meat-based dishes bat, Pteropus pumilus) and RW ( abbreviated of Rinte Wuuk) is local name of the dog meat, Swine pig (1 pig is burnt by rotating on the embers), usually served at parties, Babi Putar (made from pork mixed with manado spices and rolled burned in bamboo). There is also a typical drink from the area of Manado and its surroundings are saguer which is a kind of wine or palm wine derived from enau / aren tree ( Arenga pinnata) which is then fermented. This saguer has an alcohol content, Cap Tikus (high alcoholic beverage with average 40% more ethyl alcohol content derived from saguer distillation process depends on technique in different villages in Minahasa).