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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

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

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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Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Desa Na Tolu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

La Galigo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tabir Tanjung

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gamolan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Sekomandi

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Awan Berarak

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

Kawung

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Durian Pecah

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

Lontara

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

Wakatobi

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

Singayaksa

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Srimanganti

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Parang Seling

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pintu Aceh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Samudra

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Rasamala

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Daun Simpor

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Wirasat

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kaharingan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bekantan Pakis

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bultiya

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

Honai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tanah Liek

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Cengkeh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sandeq

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pattimura

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kain Cual

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

Angsa Duo

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