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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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kuntul Perak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

 

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Motifs

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Anggrek Tewu

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Raja Ampat

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pattimura

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bultiya

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gonggong Siput

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

La Galigo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Honai

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Wakatobi

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Samudra

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kain Cual

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Taiganja

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lontara

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Daun Simpor

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Peresean

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bomba Mawar

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

Tongkonan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kawung

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Singayaksa

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

Ake Patra

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

Gamolan

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

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gentala Arasy

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

Sandeq

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tikar Natuna

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

Rangkiang

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

Rasamala

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Burung Bidadari

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekar Jati

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Parang Seling

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tidayu

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