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Ciletuh UNESCO Global Geoparks

The Majestic Curug Awang (photo: Yuriparinduri via travelingyuk)

The landscape of Geopark Ciletuh (photo: GoodnewsfromIndonesia)

Ciletuh UNESCO Global Geoparks

If you want to enjoy one of the wonders of natural beauty in the world, Banten province has two prominent nature reserves in the world: Ujung Kulon Natural World Heritage Site and Ciletuh Geopark. Ciletuh Geopark is a world nature reserve area named as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2018. This geopark is surrounded by alluvial beds with beautiful scenery of unique rocks. Ciletuh is also known for its spectacular waves, ideal for world-class surfers. Cimaja Beach in the geopark area often hosts international-scale surfing competitions. The natural beauty of the Ciletuh Geopark stretches across its 126,100 hectares of mountain/beach mixed landscape, which includes waterfalls, rice fields, plantations, and beautiful marine parks.

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Ciletuh UNESCO Global Geoparks

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Batik Motifs

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

 

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Jumputan Bintang

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

Kaharingan

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Singayaksa

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Alam Pantai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Biji Kopi

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sekomandi

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

Pattimura

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Lontara

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

Daun Simpor

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sero Tangga

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tangerang Herang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Asmat Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Parang Rusak

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

Merak Lasem

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Rangkiang

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

Samudra

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Durian Pecah

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

Tenun Bima

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Srimanganti

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

Parang Seling

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tongkonan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Sekar Jati

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pala Salawaku

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Awan Berarak

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Wakatobi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Peresean

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

Gamolan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ikan tambal

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Wirasat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tidayu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Taiganja

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

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

La Galigo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ukir Sentani

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in