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Welcome to “Indonesian Wonder”, a daily segment featuring tourism, culinary arts, fine arts and culture from various regions across Indonesia. In today’s edition, we will introduce you to "Waruga Site in North Sulawesi".

Entering one of the historic sites in North Minahasa, it takes a bit of a struggle. Its location which is behind the housing and land residents makes one of the historic sites in North Sulawesi hidden. This is the Site of Waruga Sawangan which is an ancient tomb of megalithic relic of Minahasa people. Waruga in Minahasa is estimated to have developed at about the beginning of the 13th century BC. Waruga's first appearance was in Bukit Kelewer, Treman, and Tumaluntung areas, North Minahasa District. Waruga's appearance then continued to expand in various regions in North Sulawesi until an early 20th century AD.In pre-historic times, the Minahasa community still believed that the ancestral spirits has magical powers. Therefore, the grave is made in a special and beautiful ways. Waruga consists of two parts, body part and the cap. The body resembles a cube and the cap is like the roof.

Uniquely, Waruga is made by a person before he passed away. When the person would die, he entered the Waruga after being given full grave supplies. One day when it was done fully, it brought good things to his family.   Actually in North Sulawesi, there are many Waruga sites; one of them is in the Sawangan Village, Airmadidi Sub-district, North Minahasa regency. There are 143 Waruga sites in the village, divided into several sizes of groups such as 3 groups.

The first group is the small Waruga with 0-100 cm high for 10 pieces. The second group is medium-sized Waruga with 101-150 cm high for 52 pieces. Third gruop is the large size of Waruga with 151-250 cm high for 81 pieces. Waruga comes from the Tombulu language, which is from the syllable Wale Maruga which means the home of the processing dried-body. Waruga also has another meaning such as Wale Waru or grave from Domato or a kind of waxy soil. That was Indonesian Wonder for today with the topic “Waruga Site, in North Minahasa”.

 

 

 

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May

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Welcome back to Music Corner, a musical segment which introduces you to Indonesian music, either traditional or modern one. In today’s edition, we will present the songs from North Sulawesi.

Although the rhythm of the song sounded cheerfully, the pop song from North Sulawesi region is about a broken heart. Listener, this song is accompanied by modern music and nuances of traditional music of North Sulawesi.

Like the previous song, the song di Pantai Ene Mawita also combines with pop music and traditional music of North Sulawesi. The beach becomes a place that is often visited by people when unwind or just enjoy the beauty. This song tells the story of someone sitting on a beach in North Sulawesi, ENE MAWIRA beach, just to reflect and remove the sadness. The beach is usually more suitable for people who are reflecting, the only sound of the waves breaking on the beach.

 

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The state must let its citizens understand their country. Indonesia should not be strange to its citizens. The state must explain its ideology, its constitution, its laws and its rules. By deeply understanding the country, the citizens will increasingly love their country. This was disclosed by Deputy Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly -MPR, Hidayat Nur Wahid in the Socialization of the Four Pillars of the MPR in Klaten, Central Java more recently, as quoted page mpr.go.id.

He explained that this socialization is intended for Indonesian citizens to have an in-depth understanding of Indonesia so that they love their country. Hidayat also disclosed that understanding the country is necessary. Hidayat took an example that developed country like Soviet Union could be divided into several countries because communist ideology is an imported ideology. He perceived that Indonesia which is an archipelagic country is more vulnerable to split. But reform in Indonesia does not make Indonesia split. Because, Indonesia has ideology Pancasila that is able to unite Indonesian figures and citizens.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of MPR, Ma'ruf Cahyono in the Quiz Competition of Four Pillars in Jakarta recently, as quoted mpr.go.id stated that MPR will continue to instill this nationality values, because the challenges ahead will be more severe. He also perceived that to face these challenges, Indonesia must have two main points: the resilience of ideology and competitiveness. In terms of competitiveness, according Ma'ruf, Indonesia inevitably has to compete domestically and internationally. He added that the identity must be present in every citizen of Indonesia.

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Prior to the month of Ramadan, the prices of staple food in some regions in Indonesia have skyrocketed. For the majority of the Muslim population of Indonesia, the month of Ramadan is the holy month when they are obliged to fast every day for one month. After Ramadan, there is Idul Fitri or Lebaran Day which is the biggest feast in Indonesia. The problem is that during the month of Ramadan, food consumption tends to increase. Most of Indonesian people, especially Muslims think that during Ramadan they need to improve nutrition and quality of food to balance the obligations of fasting. On Idul Fitri day like great days in other countries, people usually provide the best dishes for families and friends. So, the increase in food prices is not a new thing for Indonesian people. This is like a "tradition". Despite the availability of stock and smooth distribution of food such rice or meat, the prices are already "automatically" rising, as if the prices of basic necessities both prior to Ramadan, during Ramadan and post-Idul Fitri should rise.

Director General of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health at the Ministry of Agriculture, I Ketut Diarmita said that chicken meat is sufficient before the fasting month and Idul Fitri 2018 and even, the chicken eggs are surplus. Meanwhile, Director General of Horticulture of the Ministry of Agriculture Suwandi said that the supply of chili from the harvest in South Sumatera, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, and other regions could become sources ahead of Ramadan.

Based on these calculations, Diarmita pointed out that there should be no price increase because there is sufficient stock. But the reality is quite different. The government's claim on the availability of basic commodities does not seem to undermine traders' intentions, especially retailers in traditional markets to raise the prices.

The price of one chicken in Kramat Jati Market, Jakarta slowly has moved up since last week and is expected to continue to increase until Idul Fitri. In Pasar Baru of Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi, the basic commodity prices have even gone up over the last two weeks. The prices of some commodities in Inpres and Lhokseumawe markets also increase.

Generally, the cause of the price increase is that there is an increasing demand. However, sometimes the reasons for Indonesian traders to raise prices seem absurd. For example, prior to Lebaran Day, government employees and companies and workers usually receive a holiday allowance or bonus. So, this is considered fair if the traders take advantage of additional benefits as well.

The government needs to conduct market operations to ensure sufficient stock and the prices cannot be manipulated by the merchants, let alone make it as tradition.