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Hukurila Underwater Cave 

Hukurila Underwater Cave  (Photo:@virgiliavenessa)

Hukurila Underwater Cave

This underwater cave stores the greatest landscape of tropical sea creatures. As soon as you dip in this natural beauty you will be surrounded by colorful reefs and marine creatures which will make you more appreciate the bounty life below water.

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Hukurila Underwater Cave

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Kei Islands

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Maluku

Batik Motifs

Pala Salawaku

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pattimura

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

 

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Motifs

Prada Papua

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pisang Bali

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

Taiganja

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Raja Ampat

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

Tenun Bima

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kawung

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Wakatobi

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Wirasat

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

Merak Lasem

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ake Patra

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

Kain Cual

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gumin Tambun

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Dayak Taghol

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Peresean

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

Biji Kopi

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tongkonan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gamolan

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tangerang Herang

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

Rasamala

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pattimura

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Bultiya

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

Kaharingan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Samudra

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Lontara

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Singayaksa

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Parang Seling

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Honai

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

Buketan Bali

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

Cengkeh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Sekar Jati

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

Sekomandi

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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