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Aceh Tsunami Museum

The Aceh Tsunami Museum (photo: Aceh Tourism)

Inside the museum (photo: @travelingyuk)

Aceh Tsunami Museum

Aceh Tsunami Museum is a memorial monument of the biggest Tsunami calamity that happened in 2004. The museum was designed by a renowned Indonesian Architect, Ridwan Kamil. The museum is a center for education, exhibitions, disaster mitigation, and emergency shelter when a tsunami strikes.

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Aceh Tsunami Museum

Tourist Attractions in Aceh

Aceh Batik Motifs

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

 

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Tenun Bima

The motifs are adopted from Bima woven textile. This pattern has received a great

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Prada Papua

The word “Prada” in the Javanese-Indonesian dialect means a batik textile that

Gumin Tambun

Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

The Gigi Haruan Lidi motif is taken from the name of the cork fish and is a symbol of

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Tabir Tanjung

Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago in

Gorga Simeol-Meol

The Gorga Simeol-meol is a pattern of plant tendrils. it is regarded as a symbol of longevity and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

Hiu Taliyasan

Indonesia is also home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Hiu Taliyasan refers to

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Wakatobi

It symbolizes the coastal beauty of the Wakatobi island and the symbol of Patra symbolizes

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

Tidayu

The name of this motif is the acronym of three ethnics namely,

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bintik Tujuh

The Bintik Tujuh (Seven Dots) motif has 7 white spots and green color gradation as

Samudra

This art painting means to be strong-willed person to pursue

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

It symbolizes the hierarchy in society and the social status of the Mekongga

Durian Pecah

Broken Durian motifs depict the foundation of faith. The second half signifies the mastery of

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Merak Ngeram

The hatching peacock motif has a very deep meaning which refers to the sacrifice and

Teguh Bersatu

This batik motif shows the strength of the people of Kupang. It also represents a sense of

Biji Kopi

The coffee seeds motif illustrates the pride of local coffee specialities in

Srimanganti

The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

If Batik Besurek combines Arabic calligraphy motifs, then the Kaganga batik takes

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Lipaq Sabe

Lipaq Saqbe contains a simple geometric classical motif with various flower decorations. This textile is

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Sido Mulyo

Sidomulyo is one of the classical motifs, which is specifically used for the bride’s costume in

Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Mahkota Siger

Siger is the crown of a noblewoman in ancient time. It is a symbol of femininity, strength, and

Honai

The Honai is inspired by the traditional house of the Papuan community living in

Gurdo Solo

Gurdo or garuda bird is the mount of the Indian god Vishnu. As the Sun Bird,

Parang Seling

Parang Seling or “alternating daggers” is a royal batik motif. It is a feminine variant of

Pucuk Rebung Riau

Pucuk Rebung symbolizes heart determination in achieving goals, good luck, and

Burung Bidadari

Bidadari birds are endemic birds in Halmahera. This motif represents an

Kalo Sara

Kalo Sara is a sacred motif for Tolaki ethnic. It is considered as

Bultiya

The word ‘Bultiya’ is an acronym of the three major tribes in North Kalimantan, namely

Besurek Rafflesia

The term “Basurek” refers to a textile that contains letters or inscriptions

Kuda Kupang

Horses symbolize wealth. It contains noble values of virtuous characters that bring

Tanah Liek

The word “Tanah Liek” refers to clay in Minang language. It is also known as

Taiganja

Taiganja is a precious gold pendant that shows the social status of the Kaili family. It is

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

The Batik motifs in Lampung are dominated by the acculturation of Buddhist and

Bekantan Pakis

This motif represents Pakis Haji (Polystichum setiferum), an endemic plant in

Keluak Daun Pakis

The word “Keluak” is a Minang language which means twisted or tangled. The Motif of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Merak Lasem

The peacock is considered to be the king of the birds. It represents

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Pattimura

Pattimura is the name of an Indonesian hero who fought against colonialism in

Karawo Pinang

Pinang refers to the Palm areca tree. This motif is considered as the original

Karawo Mahkuta

Mahkuta refers to Gorontalo’s traditional crown. It represents noble characters of

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, symbolized by

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ake Patra

Ake is related to the divinity and the composition of the universe. It is a symbol of

Abimanyu Prince

This motif implies a hope that the wearer will have the wisdom of

Jupri Kembang Teh

Kembang Teh illustrates the tendrils of tea plants that grow in the highlands of

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gajah Way Kambas

The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. it also symbolizes

Asmat Papua

The batik motif illustrates the Asmat’s sacred tribal motifs that are

Tengkawang Ampiek

With its many advantages, the Dayaks use this leaf in ritual ceremonies. This plant is a symbol of

Manguni Minahasa

Manguni is identified as the symbol of the Minahasa people. Manguni is known as a

Gonggong Beruntun

This motif illustrates that a person should maintain a positive attitude and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of

La Galigo

La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that has 300 thousand epic lines. It is considered even

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Ukir Sentani

The Ukir motif is a batik motif that is inspired by various traditional Sentani wood carvings

Anggrek Tewu

This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of

Paqbarre Allo

The word “Barre” means round and “Allo” means the sunlight. This motif is interpreted as

Kuda Sepasang

For the people of Kupang, having a strong horse is a matter of

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Dayak Kamang

Kamang motif is generally found in the Dayak tribe shield because it is believed to

Awan Berarak

Awan Berarak is a combination of Dayak motifs and Malay patterns. The word ‘Awan Berarak’ means the

Kasih Tak Sampai

‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Rasamala

The Rasamala Batik motif is associated with a story when the Dutch came

Leuit Sijimat

This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:

Dayak Taghol

Dayak Taghol has a distinctive style of four curved lines and small dots. This motif represents

Alam Pantai

The word “Alam Pantai” refers to the natural beauty of

Gentala Arasy

Built as high as 80 meters, the tower also highlights the historical side of

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tubo Kelapa

Coconut tree is a symbol of a good character and strong mentality. It illustrates the more success a person, the more

Bomba Mawar

This motif means sacred love for family, kingdom, and God; It also illustrates

Daun Sirih

This motif illustrates betel leaves that are used by Lombok communities as traditional

Insang Ikan

Insang refers to the gills of the fish. This is a typical pattern of Malay ethnic who inhabits

Cengkeh

The clove flower motif is the main commodity of the Tolitoli Regency. This motif represents

Kawung

The Kawung motif was created by Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (1593 – 1645) as a symbolic gift for

Kaharingan

The Kaharingan or ‘tree of life’ based on the Dayak tribes’ belief system. This tree symbolizes