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Bajo Coastal Village in Bokori Island

Bokori Island (Photo: @Ilmah Surahmin)

Bajo Coastal Village in Bokori Island

Located not far from Kendari City, this small island is a-must-visit in Southeast Sulawesi. Here you could discover an authentic coastal village which has been inhabited by Bajo tribe for centuries. Visitors could rent speed boats for crossings to the island to enjoy the coastal scenery, beautiful coral reefs, white sand, and clean sea water.  While maintaining its environmental authenticity, Bokori island has developed into a developing tourism site. It is a great alternative weekend getaway for those who want to enjoy coastal culinary experience with a low budget.

Natural Tourism Destination

Bajo Coastal Village in Bokori Island

Tourist Attractions in Southeast Sulawesi

Kobori Cave

Kobori Cave

According to history, the marvelous Megalithic Kobori Cave has existed since 4000 B.C.

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Southeast Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Kalo Sara

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

Ake Patra

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Wakatobi

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Gurdo Solo

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Daun Sirih

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bultiya

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Parang Seling

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Asmat Papua

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

Merak Lasem

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Wakatobi

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Teguh Bersatu

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

Prada Papua

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Wirasat

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

Kawung

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

Tidayu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Peresean

The Peresean is a game that sometimes some kinds of magic are

Sandeq

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Cengkeh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Sekomandi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pala Salawaku

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Paqbarre Allo

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

Srimanganti

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Raja Ampat

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tongkonan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kalo Sara

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

Samudra

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Honai

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tenun Bima

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gamolan

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bale Lumbu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Angsa Duo

According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Alam Pantai

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

Taiganja

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pattimura

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

La Galigo

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

Singayaksa

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Lontara

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

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and