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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

Wakatobi

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ake Patra

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Ikan tambal

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gumin Tambun

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kain Cual

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

Kawung

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pintu Aceh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Cengkeh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tongkonan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gurdo Solo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Parang Seling

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

Ake Patra

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Angsa Duo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Burung Bidadari

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

Prada Papua

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sekar Jati

Sekar means flower and Jati refers to teak trees that symbolizes a strong mental character that

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gentala Arasy

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

Pattimura

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

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

Lontara

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gamolan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Insang Ikan

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

La Galigo

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Peresean

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Srimanganti

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kaharingan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Singayaksa

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

Sandeq

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sero Tangga

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Ukir Sentani

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sido Mulyo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay