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Love Lagoon in Misool

Love Lagoon (photo: @Jannah Homestay/Traveloka)

Love Lagoon in Misool

This love lagoon is formed by a natural phenomenon shaped by a mountain lake and coral reef. The lagoon is not only known as an adventurous tourism destination, but it is also believed to be a sacred place for couples.

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Love Lagoon in Misool

Tourist Attractions in West Papua

West Papua

Batik Motifs

Raja Ampat

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

Honai

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

Burung Cendrawasih

The Cendrawasih bird is believed as sacred Paradise bird that connects the earth with

Prada Papua

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

 

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Motifs

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekar Jati

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bultiya

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Cengkeh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rangkiang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Daun Simpor

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kalo Sara

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gentala Arasy

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

Tongkonan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

La Galigo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Enggang Dayak

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Singayaksa

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Wirasat

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Kupang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Durian Pecah

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Rasamala

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tidayu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pattimura

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kaharingan

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

Peresean

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Pisang Bali

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

Asmat Papua

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Awan Berarak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Teguh Bersatu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Prada Papua

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sekomandi

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sandeq

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Daun Sirih

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kuda Sepasang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Mahkota Siger

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

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

Lontara

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Biji Kopi

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

Merak Lasem

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