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Christ Monument at Mansinam Island (photo: @KSM tour)

Catholic Church at Mansinam Island, West Papua (photo: @Indonesia Kaya)

Mansinam Historical Island

This island is considered a holy place in Papua Island. It has been the witness of the two German catholic missionaries, Ottouw and Geissler who introduced the Christianity and modern civilisation to Papuan communities on the 5th February 1855. This island also stores the artefacts and memories of the first Christian Catholic community which was formed in Papua island. The old well, which was built by Ottouw and Geissler, has remained intact and still functioned to provide water supplies for the locals. Every 5th February, the Papuan Christian community gathers in this island to commemorate this historical day: the day when the bible was firstly introduced to the local inhabitants of the region. Do you want to experience an insightful spiritual journey? Come and feel the spirit of this place!

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Mansinam Historical Island

Tourist Attractions in West Papua

West Papua

Batik Motifs

Honai

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

Prada Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Burung Cendrawasih

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

 

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Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Biji Kopi

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tenun Bima

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

Alam Pantai

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tabir Tanjung

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

Bultiya

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

Samudra

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

La Galigo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Rasamala

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Prada Papua

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tubo Kelapa

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

Taiganja

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pisang Bali

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Parang Seling

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Angsa Duo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Burung Bidadari

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tanah Liek

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kain Cual

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

Rangkiang

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

Tongkonan

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

Kawung

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

Parang Rusak

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lontara

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sero Tangga

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Dayak Kamang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ukir Sentani

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pattimura

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

Cengkeh

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

Asmat Papua

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Buketan Bali

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gamolan

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

Wakatobi

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Insang Ikan

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kaharingan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Honai

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

Sido Mulyo

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

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

Singayaksa

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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