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Museum of Bulungan Sultanate

Museum of Bulungan (foto: Indonesia.go.id)

Museum of Bulungan Sultanate

This historical museum is a witness of the legacy of the Bulungan Sultanate (1731-1958). It contains historical objects which reflect the glory and identity of the indigenous communities of Bulungan.

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Museum of Bulungan Sultanate

Tourist Attractions in North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Bekantan Pakis

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bultiya

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Pattimura

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tongkonan

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

Honai

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Singayaksa

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

Parang Seling

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

Cengkeh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Samudra

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

Durian Pecah

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Lontara

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sandeq

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

Peresean

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

Rangkiang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Sekomandi

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

Sekar Jati

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

Biji Kopi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

Kain Cual

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Asmat Papua

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Daun Sirih

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

Prada Papua

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gumin Tambun

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Desa Na Ualu

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Wirasat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ikan tambal

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Taiganja

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

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

Ake Patra

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

Insang Ikan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gonggong Siput

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

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tidayu

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Dayak Taghol

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