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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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kuntul Perak

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

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Biji Kopi

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Daun Sirih

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Parang Seling

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kaharingan

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

Honai

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sekomandi

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

Taiganja

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Samudra

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

Parang Rusak

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Durian Pecah

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bekantan Pakis

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Sandeq

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ake Patra

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Rangkiang

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

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

Rasamala

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

Tanah Liek

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sero Tangga

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Awan Berarak

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Merak Ngeram

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

Cengkeh

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

Daun Simpor

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

Wirasat

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tabir Tanjung

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Asmat Papua

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pattimura

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

La Galigo

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

Gamolan

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Wakatobi

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bultiya

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kalo Sara

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