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National Monument – The Monas

The national monument (photo: wisatanusa)

National Monument – The Monas

​The monument is one of the several conceived during the Sukarno era of Nationalism. It was a “lighthouse project” designed to remind our people of their forefathers’ determination, and all the efforts and lives they spent, in order for us to be able to proclaim our Independence in August 1945. The Monument is a tower shaped like a burning candle on a base, a reminder for us to keep the flames of our spirit alive. The base of the tower holds a museum that displays dioramas of important historical events that lead to our independence. In addition, you could go up with the lift to the peak of the Monument and see a panoramic view of Jakarta.

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Batik Motifs

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rasamala

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

 

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Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gumin Tambun

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

Biji Kopi

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

Singayaksa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Daun Simpor

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Honai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Parang Seling

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Cengkeh

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

Pattimura

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

Alam Pantai

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

Taiganja

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

Rangkiang

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Wirasat

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kawung

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Abimanyu Prince

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gonggong Siput

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sekar Jati

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tidayu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Srimanganti

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kaharingan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Merak Lasem

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

Prada Papua

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Wakatobi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Samudra

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

Angsa Duo

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

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sandeq

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

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

Kalo Sara

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gamolan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Jumputan Bintang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Lontara

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

Peresean

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Rasamala

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

Sekomandi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Awan Berarak

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