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Boalemo – The Isle of Love

Boalemo, the Isle of Love (Photo: @newsantara)

Boalemo – The Isle of Love

Did you know that there is a “ Love Island” somewhere in the world? Pulau Cinta or “The Isle of Love ” located in Boalemo Gorontalo is one of the most  unique spots in the world for its heart-shaped island. The Isle of Love also has a distinctive eco-resort which provides a high quality hospitality services. This place is perfect if you are looking for a nest where to spend your honeymoon. 

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The Isle of Love in Boalemo Regency

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Gorontalo

Batik Motifs

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

 

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Singayaksa

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

Samudra

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Rangkiang

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

Tidayu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Rasamala

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gamolan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Honai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Wakatobi

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Ake Patra

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

Kaharingan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tikar Natuna

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Taiganja

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Durian Pecah

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Buketan Bali

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kawung

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

Tongkonan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Raja Ampat

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Wirasat

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

Peresean

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Prada Papua

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tanah Liek

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

Srimanganti

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

Angsa Duo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Paqbarre Allo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pala Salawaku

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gurdo Solo

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Teguh Bersatu

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kain Cual

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Merak Lasem

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Biji Kopi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

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

Cengkeh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Asmat Papua

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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