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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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kalo Sara

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

Wakatobi

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

Ake Patra

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

 

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Motifs

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Burung Bidadari

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

Peresean

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Anggrek Tewu

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Enggang Dayak

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Desa Na Tolu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

La Galigo

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kawung

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

Sandeq

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Wirasat

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pattimura

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

Daun Simpor

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Lontara

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Srimanganti

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

Wakatobi

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Parang Seling

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

Tenun Bima

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tongkonan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Ukir Sentani

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Prada Papua

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sido Mulyo

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

Bultiya

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

Cengkeh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

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

Rasamala

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

Taiganja

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Awan Berarak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Mahkota Siger

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sekomandi

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gamolan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tidayu

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

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Angsa Duo

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

Merak Lasem

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