Archive for January 2016

Lemang

Lemang

Lemang is a typical food or snack of the Dayak tribe in Kalimantan. It is made from glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk which is wrapped in leaves and then stuffed into bamboo. The stuffed bamboo is then grilled. For Dayak tribe, lemang serve as food for their traditional party. While the Malays, lemang also served as food on the day of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The way to consume lemang i...

Padang Soup

Padang Soup

Padang Soup usually use a lot of herbs and fragrant spices that can warm the body and increase appetite. It is suitable for those who have the flu or eaten during the rainy season. It is made of  potatoes, beans, carrots, celery, diced meat, fried onions, garlic, nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom, -and of course- water and salt.

Kledik

Kledik

Kledik is a traditional musical instrument found in Sintang and Melawio. The way to play it is by blowing through a hole in a bamboo. Kledik made of pumpkin that is shaped such that it can be the source of the sound. The Pumpkin is curved following hole that has been formed. The pumpkin is then joined with 6 pieces of bamboo with holes totaling 6 units as well. They function as a regulator of ton...

Mane’e

Mane’e

Mane’e is an activity of catching fish with coconut leaves(Samih) conducted by Kakorotan community on the Talaud islands district (Bordering with Philippines) North Sulawesi province. Mane’e have been going on since long amongst the Talaud island communities. According to the kakarotan, it began around the 16th century. This custom carried on every year which usually falls in May o...

Maengket Dance

Maengket Dance

This traditional dance of Minahasa community is performed by a group of people who sing and dance even hold hands. It is led by someone (Kapel) who will raise her voice / first song (Tumutuur) and drums as a retinue. These activities are related to the ceremony with the purpose of illuminating, paving the way and unite community supporters. This is done in a situation of the rice harvest activiti...