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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

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

Raja Ampat

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

 

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Daun Simpor

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sekomandi

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

Ikan tambal

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

Samudra

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pala Salawaku

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

Pattimura

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Asmat Papua

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tongkonan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pisang Bali

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Paqbarre Allo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Honai

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

Kawung

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Lontara

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Wakatobi

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Alam Pantai

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kain Cual

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kalo Sara

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Raja Ampat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gamolan

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

Wirasat

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

Bultiya

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

Parang Rusak

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kaharingan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Abimanyu Prince

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Rasamala

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Rangkiang

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

Sero Tangga

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

Angsa Duo

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

Cengkeh

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

Parang Seling

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

Prada Papua

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pintu Aceh

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

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

Tidayu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

La Galigo

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