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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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pattimura

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

Pala Salawaku

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

 

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Motifs

Merak Ngeram

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pisang Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Wirasat

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

Pattimura

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

Daun Sirih

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

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Leuit Sijimat

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Honai

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

La Galigo

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

Raja Ampat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Asmat Papua

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sekar Jati

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Sero Tangga

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Samudra

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Alam Pantai

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Prada Papua

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaharingan

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

Peresean

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pala Salawaku

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kuda Sepasang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Buketan Bali

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

Rasamala

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

Tenun Bima

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tidayu

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lontara

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

Tongkonan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Durian Pecah

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Dayak Taghol

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

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Cengkeh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sandeq

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

Singayaksa

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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