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Floating Batak House at Toba Lake

The floating Batak House (photo: Ministry of Tourism)

Floating Batak House at Toba Lake

When visiting Prapatan Beach, don’t miss the boat tours that adopt the concept of floating Batak house. With this boat, tourists can enjoy the beauty of Lake Toba and Samosir Island while learning the local customs. The floating vaganza is also equipped with fast-connected wifi and other VIP meeting facilities. Want to have a leisure meeting in a cultural scenic view? Bon Voyage!

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Batik Motifs

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

 

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Motifs

Buketan Bali

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tangerang Herang

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

Bultiya

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Singayaksa

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tanah Liek

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ikan tambal

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

Pisang Bali

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gurdo Solo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Wakatobi

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Dayak Taghol

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tubo Kelapa

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Wirasat

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ake Patra

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sekomandi

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sero Tangga

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

Merak Lasem

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Sandeq

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Peresean

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tenun Bima

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

Lontara

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

Asmat Papua

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

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

Tongkonan

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rasamala

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Honai

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Durian Pecah

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

Prada Papua

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

Samudra

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

Tidayu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Seling

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

Gamolan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Rangkiang

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

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kawung

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pattimura

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