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Komodo National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Komodo National Park (photo: @Mardhana Ksatrya/Kompasiana)

Padar Island in Komodo Archipelago (photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Komodo National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Komodo National Park is located in Komodo Island, which is situated near the main port Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara. It was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 due to the presence of the world’s protected Komodo dragon. This park has some major attractions: lush reefs, manta point, pink beach and Komodo dragons park. Komodo dragons are carnivorous reptiles whose saliva is poisonous for humans. Watch out for the presence of those big lizards and pay thorough attention to the direction provided by the local guides when you are at Komodo site. Another stunning tourist attraction is Padar island, which is located next to Komodo Island. By taking the boat from Komodo island and hiking for 20-30 minutes to the top of Padar island, you will see an outstanding view of the island, along with its 3 colour beaches: white, pink and black. In addition, this region offers a great mixture of natural and cultural attractions with good tourism facilities as well. Do you want to experience earth’s extraordinary natural wonder? Visit Komodo Islands, Indonesia!

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Komodo National Park at Labuan Bajo Region

Tourist Attractions in East Nusa Tenggara

East Nusa Tenggara

Batik Motifs

Pucuk Mekar

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

 

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Kain Cual

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Samudra

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Rasamala

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Ake Patra

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pintu Aceh

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

La Galigo

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

Sekar Jati

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

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

Bultiya

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Angsa Duo

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

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

Kawung

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tanah Liek

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Singayaksa

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pattimura

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Cengkeh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rangkiang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Parang Rusak

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Alam Pantai

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

Taiganja

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

Prada Papua

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

Srimanganti

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

Parang Seling

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gentala Arasy

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Biji Kopi

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gumin Tambun

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Wirasat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gamolan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Durian Pecah

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Peresean

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

Tenun Bima

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

Raja Ampat

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Honai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Merak Lasem

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Wakatobi

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

Insang Ikan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land