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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!

Cultural Tourism Destination

Mansinam Historical Island

Tourist Attractions in West Papua

West Papua

Batik Motifs

Burung Cendrawasih

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

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

Prada Papua

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

 

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Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lontara

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

Insang Ikan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

La Galigo

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Cengkeh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gonggong Siput

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Taiganja

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Wirasat

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Honai

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

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bultiya

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sandeq

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Wakatobi

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sero Tangga

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tidayu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ake Patra

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

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kalo Sara

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sekomandi

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tenun Bima

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pattimura

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kawung

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sido Mulyo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Srimanganti

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Parang Seling

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tongkonan

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

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,

Angsa Duo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ukir Sentani

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gamolan

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

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

Rangkiang

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

Gumin Tambun

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