|What is Mercon Bumbung?|
- Bamboo Stem. As much as possible looking not too old so it is still strong and thick.
- Logs. It's a firebreaker, much the same as a gun cannon.
- Our Power. With the power and excellent body condition, it will help us to blow the bamboo to clean from the smoke of the explosion caused when playing the mercon bumbung. It is easy to play it:
- Put enough kerosene into the bamboo through a small hole in the ignition.
- Shake the bamboo shake and let stand for a moment.
- North Sulawesi logs with fire.
- Ready to shoot.
- Clean the smoke of the fired explosion inside the bamboo by blowing from the small hole.
- When playing a bamboo pole rod we have to be careful when doing the fifth step, because here sometimes something quite dangerous is the burning of our eyebrows or eyelashes
- Electric lighters
- Used milk cans 3 - 4 pieces
- Paralon pipe about 30 - 50 cm
- Bottled mineral water
- Strong enough lighter + Double Tip (tape)
- Spray bottle for storing Spirtus
- Spirtus as fuel
- Open the lid of mineral water bottles that have been installed pematik.
- Spray several times (at least 5 times) of the spirtus.
- Cover the mineral water bottle.
- Let stand a few seconds, then ready to be fired / ignited by pressing the existing batik on the bottle cap.
- Clean the smoke inside the tube cavity.
- Memorize the celebration of the big day. Bamboo cannon game is done as one way to welcome the coming of big days, such as the month of Ramadan, feast, religious holidays, or customary day.
- A form of gratitude and joy. As a form of gratitude and expression of joy over the struggle and success obtained, for example as an expression of gratitude has succeeded in performing fasting during Ramadan.
- Preserving tradition. The game Bamboo cannon is one of the many riches of tradition possessed by the Malays community so it is necessary to be preserved so as not to become eroded by the development of the times.
- Exercise creativity. Bamboo cannon is not a game that can be bought easily like most modern games that exist today. To be able to play a bamboo cannon a must make your own. The process of making bamboo cannon is the creative process of a person.
- Practice courage. Playing Bamboo cannons does contain the risk of danger, but if you remain cautious and always vigilant in playing it, it can train someone's courage.
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