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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 Mahkuta

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Pinang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

 

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Motifs

Tikar Natuna

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

Durian Pecah

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

La Galigo

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

Cengkeh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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

Sekomandi

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

Samudra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pucuk Mekar

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

Asmat Papua

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pattimura

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Rangkiang

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

Srimanganti

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Awan Berarak

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pala Salawaku

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kawung

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pisang Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Parang Seling

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaharingan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kuda Kupang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Angsa Duo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bultiya

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

Taiganja

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sero Tangga

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Lontara

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Alam Pantai

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

Peresean

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

Sekar Jati

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tongkonan

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

Kain Cual

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

Ake Patra

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sandeq

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Insang Ikan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gonggong Siput

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gurdo Solo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Honai

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

Wirasat

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Buketan Bali

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

Leuit Sijimat

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