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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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuntul Perak

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

 

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Motifs

Parang Seling

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Durian Pecah

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Peresean

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Tikar Natuna

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

Sandeq

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

Srimanganti

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

Sero Tangga

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

Alam Pantai

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Samudra

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

Buketan Bali

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

Singayaksa

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Rasamala

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Angsa Duo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kalo Sara

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pattimura

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Ake Patra

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Sekar Jati

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Prada Papua

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Karawo Pinang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tidayu

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

Tongkonan

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

Kain Cual

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gumin Tambun

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Rangkiang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Wirasat

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Biji Kopi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kawung

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

Cengkeh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Raja Ampat

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural