Cultural Destination

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Swimming at Arborek Beach (photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Local Communities in Arborek Village, West Papua (photo: @Kostisolo)

Arborek Village

Come and spend some of your time with Arborek people in Raja Ampat. Try their local food and discover their traditional customs including their handicrafts practices. You can also pamper yourself by chilling and taking a bath in a blue ocean. All of these wonderful experiences are waiting to be explored in Arborek village.

Natural Tourism Destination

Arborek Village

Tourist Attractions in West Papua

West Papua

Batik Motifs

Burung Cendrawasih

The Cendrawasih bird is believed as sacred Paradise bird that connects the earth with

Prada Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Honai

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

 

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Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tongkonan

Toraja’s traditional house is called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is a place for

La Galigo

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

Kalo Sara

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Taiganja

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tanah Liek

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

Cengkeh

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gamolan

This motif illustrates Gamolan, a bamboo musical instrument of Lampung that is

Rumah Mamuju

the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tangerang Herang

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

Pisang Bali

This batik motif is usually given by a person to his/her lover who is

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

As you can imagine, the most authentic thing is that you can buy things and even

Bale Lumbu

This motif signifies the welfare of the ancient Sasak society. Bale also symbolizes the

Tidayu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kaharingan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tikar Natuna

The Tikar Natuna motif is adapted from the traditional making of pandanus mats in

Kuda Kupang

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

Sandeq

Sandeq Boat is a symbol of the maritime importance of the West Sulawesi region. The greatness of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

The motif illustrates the philosophy of the mangosteen fruit, which is

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pucuk Mekar

This motive reflects the joy and gratitude to God over the grace of

Desa Na Tolu

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

Prada Papua

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

Ikan tambal

The word “Ikan” refers to fish. The philosophical meaning of Ikan Tambal means is

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kain Cual

Cual textile tradition has existed since the 17th century. The word “Cual” refers to

Buketan Bali

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

Sero Tangga

The Sero Tangga illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil

Daun Simpor

This motif is inspired by the Simpor plant (Dillenia Suffruticosa) which is a typical

Dayak Taghol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pattimura

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

Srimanganti

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Ake Patra

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

Rangkiang

The word “Rangkiang” refers to the rice granary in the Minangkabau language. It symbolizes

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Anggrek Tewu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Merak Lasem

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bultiya

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kawung

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

Parang Seling

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Parang Rusak

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

Gonggong Siput

Gonggong (Strombus Turturella) is one type of sea snail found around

Wakatobi

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Biji Kopi

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Karawo Pinang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Enggang Dayak

Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural

Bomba Mawar

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

Insang Ikan

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pintu Aceh

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Samudra

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

Wirasat

Wirasat or divine inspiration is a gift from God. This inspiration is symbolized by

Honai

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness a unique competition that might not be found other than in