Sihanto at Ide Beach

Met a friend during Sunday Market at Ide Beach of Matano. A quick sketch of him ended up in a totally different figure! Bwhahaha…

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Soroakan Toddler, 1913

Bumped with an-almost-a-hundred-year-old photo of Soroako kid during Matano Lake Festival last 6-7 June. Scanned and printed out from the original book (provided by Kathryn May Robinson) entitled “Among the Headhunters of the Central Celebes” by a Dutchman called Grubauer who visited Sorowako in 1913, the toddler photo is one of several other images of the Sorowako in the past.

sorowakoan toddler

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Dengen

Dengen (Dillenia serrata) adalah salah satu tanaman endemis Sorowako. Sebagian besar tumbuh di tepi Danau Matano dan diantara lebatnya hutan tropis Sulawesi bagian tengah. Dikenal juga sebagai pohon Dongi, Dengen bertajuk bulat, berdaun rimbun, dengan ketinggian pohon dewasa rata-rata mencapai 25 meter. Pohon ini berbuah sepanjang tahun dengan buah bulat berdiameter antara 4-8 cm. Berlapis kelopak-kelopak hiaju kekuningan, bilah-bilah buah serupa jeruk ini berwarna kuning kemerahan bila telah matang.

Rasa buahnya sangat masam dengan kandungan vitamin C tinggi. Buah Dengen kerap dipakai masyarakat Sorowako sebagai bumbu penyedap masakan dan dioleh menjadi minuman/jus yang menyegarkan!

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Sunday Market at Pantai D (2)

Sunday’s always a “busy” day at Pantai Ide. Flock of teenager, parents with their children, mixed up with peddler at the most popular “beach” in Sorowako. Pantai Ide is on the brink of the 8th deepest-clearest-oldest-lake-in the world of Matano. Every first week of the month, an event called Sunday Market held at the beach, made pantai Ide more busy than other days. Here are several activities captured with my pen and colored pencil 🙂

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B-sunday market2

B-sunday market