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Kumala Island of Mahakam River

The monument of Princess Karang Melenu and Erau Dragon (photo: @tribunswiki)

Hindu Shrine, Pura Pasak in Kumala Island (photo: Femina)

Kumala Island of Mahakam River

Do you want to fully experience the legacy of Kutai Kartanegara, the first kingdom in Kutai? Don’t miss Kumala Island. It is an 81-hectare delta that looks like a ship in the middle of the Mahakam River. Kumala Island is a new tourist park associated with many local myths, such as the Lembuswana of the Kutai Kingdom, the legend of Karang Melenu, the legend of the Princess and Erau Dragon. It also has the Pura Pasak Hindu shrine, which is known for its exquisite sculptures, as well as a traditional Dayak building that serves as a cultural centre. The island also has many modern entertainment facilities such as horse-drawn carriages, go-carts, and river tour boats. It is accessible through the bridge that connects it with Tenggarong City.

Cultural Tourism Destination

Kumala Island of Mahakam River

Tourist Attractions in East Kalimantan

East Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kuntul Perak

Kuntul Perak refers to Egret Silver Bird. This bird is a Kalimantan endemic animal that becomes the

Hiu Taliyasan

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

 

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Motifs

Kain Cual

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tanah Liek

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

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bomba Mawar

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Buketan Bali

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

Lontara

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kawung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sekomandi

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

Prada Papua

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

Tongkonan

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ukir Sentani

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bultiya

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

Parang Seling

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

La Galigo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sandeq

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gurdo Solo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tubo Kelapa

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pattimura

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gamolan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Sido Mulyo

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ake Patra

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Alam Pantai

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

Peresean

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

Tidayu

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

Srimanganti

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Taiganja

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

Rasamala

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Biji Kopi

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

Wirasat

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Samudra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Wakatobi

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Cengkeh

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

Dayak Kamang

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