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Kie Matubu mountain (Photo: Rekreasi Alam)

The view of Gamalama Mountain from Kie Matubu Mountain (Photo: @Tips Wisata Indonesia)

Kie Matubu

Kie Matubu is the highest point of North Maluku. From this plateau you can surely enjoy a breathtaking view: made up of mountains range, nature and surrounding areas in the background. A handy tips for you: try to enjoy it during a full moon!

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Kie Matubu Mount

Tourist Attractions in North Maluku

Kalamata Fort

Kalamata Fort

Again, it is a testimony of the Portuguese colonization of Indonesia. This fort is located near

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North Maluku

Batik Motifs

Tubo Kelapa

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Alam Pantai

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Awan Berarak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tanah Liek

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

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Daun Sirih

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

Srimanganti

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

Durian Pecah

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Peresean

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pisang Bali

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Prada Papua

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Daun Simpor

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Alam Pantai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tikar Natuna

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gonggong Siput

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kaharingan

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

La Galigo

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

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”

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Parang Seling

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

Kain Cual

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

Ake Patra

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

Sekar Jati

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

Parang Rusak

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tidayu

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Lontara

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gamolan

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Angsa Duo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sandeq

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Honai

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kawung

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tongkonan

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

Cengkeh

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tubo Kelapa

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pintu Aceh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Taiganja

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies