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Derawan Island – Marine Conservation Site

The Derawan Island in East Kalimantan (photo: @Kulibur)

Human-friendly Whale Shark in Derawan Island (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Derawan Island

If you want to vacation in a tropical aquatic paradise and enjoy underwater biodiversity, visit Derawan Island, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. It is a national marine conservation site where divers could see a number of wonderful marine animals such as whale sharks, dolphins, green turtles, yellow jellyfish, etc. The whale sharks are very close to the local fishermen. However, divers are suggested not to touch the protected whale sharks to respect its conservation. Visitors can enjoy the exotic white sand beaches here as well. In addition, Derawan Island also has beautiful resorts on the beach with typical Dayak architectural accents.

Natural Tourism Destination

Derawan Island – Marine Conservation Site

Tourist Attractions in East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuntul Perak

Kuntul Perak refers to Egret Silver Bird. This bird is a Kalimantan endemic animal that becomes the

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

 

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Tabir Tanjung

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Awan Berarak

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

Daun Sirih

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

Honai

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tongkonan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tenun Bima

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kain Cual

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

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

Pattimura

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Taiganja

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Prada Papua

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Sekar Jati

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Alam Pantai

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Singayaksa

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ake Patra

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

Rasamala

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tidayu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Desa Na Ualu

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

Wakatobi

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

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ikan tambal

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

Peresean

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Rangkiang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Lontara

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

Kaharingan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sandeq

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tubo Kelapa

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ukir Sentani

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tanah Liek

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Cengkeh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jumputan Bintang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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