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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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National Monument – The Monas

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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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Gumin Tambun

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

Sero Tangga

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Paqbarre Allo

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

Srimanganti

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rasamala

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

Alam Pantai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pucuk Mekar

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

La Galigo

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

Wakatobi

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Wirasat

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kuda Kupang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sandeq

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Daun Simpor

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

Parang Rusak

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

Prada Papua

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

Bultiya

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Parang Seling

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pala Salawaku

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

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kain Cual

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

Singayaksa

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

Kawung

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Awan Berarak

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Insang Ikan

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

Rangkiang

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

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Desa Na Tolu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekar Jati

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bale Lumbu

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

Kaharingan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Lontara

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pattimura

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

Tenun Bima

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tongkonan

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

Enggang Dayak

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