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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

Rasamala

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

 

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Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gonggong Siput

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Buketan Bali

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

Enggang Dayak

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

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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

Kain Cual

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sekomandi

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

Sandeq

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

Durian Pecah

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Samudra

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kaharingan

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gumin Tambun

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

La Galigo

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Srimanganti

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tongkonan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pattimura

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Parang Seling

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Ake Patra

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

Asmat Papua

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

Honai

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rasamala

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Wakatobi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Daun Sirih

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

Awan Berarak

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Alam Pantai

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

Biji Kopi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Taiganja

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Rangkiang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Prada Papua

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Burung Bidadari

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kalo Sara

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

Tabir Tanjung

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