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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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Batik Motifs

Karawo Pinang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

 

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Motifs

Kuda Kupang

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

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

Ikan tambal

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

Samudra

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pattimura

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

Raja Ampat

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Sirih

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gurdo Solo

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

Peresean

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

Ake Patra

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tidayu

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

Rangkiang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Lontara

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tangerang Herang

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

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kaharingan

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sekomandi

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Wakatobi

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kawung

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

Gamolan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

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

Taiganja

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tongkonan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Rasamala

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bale Lumbu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Durian Pecah

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Alam Pantai

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

Biji Kopi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Wirasat

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

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

Sandeq

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Honai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tanah Liek

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Cengkeh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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