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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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

 

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Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Lontara

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kain Cual

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kaharingan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sero Tangga

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

Kawung

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gamolan

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Taiganja

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

Rangkiang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pattimura

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Mahkota Siger

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Angsa Duo

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sandeq

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Merak Lasem

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Srimanganti

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Cengkeh

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

Ake Patra

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

Biji Kopi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Wirasat

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

Pisang Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kalo Sara

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Durian Pecah

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

Rasamala

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Wakatobi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bultiya

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Parang Seling

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

Sekomandi

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Prada Papua

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

Ikan tambal

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Manguni Minahasa

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

Asmat Papua

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Parang Rusak

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

Daun Sirih

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

Karawo Pinang

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

La Galigo

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

Tongkonan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bale Lumbu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Kamang

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