Natural Destination

Experience the tropical nature!

Orchid Botanical Garden

Vanda Orchid flower (foto: N. Perrault, Wikipedia)

Orchid Botanical Garden (foto: Carletariu)

Orchid Botanical Garden

If you visit Tarakan city, you should go to the Orchid Botanical Garden. It conserves various types of the rarest Kalimantan orchids. You can also find various kinds of mini cactus and beautiful tropical butterflies. This place is definitely awesome for nature lovers.

Cultural Tourism Destination

Orchid Botanical Garden in Tarakan

Tourist Attractions in North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jumputan Bintang

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

Sekomandi

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

Kain Cual

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Biji Kopi

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

Lontara

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Singayaksa

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

Kaharingan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ukir Sentani

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tidayu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kuda Kupang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gurdo Solo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Wakatobi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sekar Jati

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Samudra

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rasamala

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

La Galigo

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

Pala Salawaku

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Honai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Parang Seling

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Daun Sirih

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

Peresean

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Cengkeh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bultiya

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

Kawung

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Burung Bidadari

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

Rangkiang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Asmat Papua

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Ake Patra

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tongkonan

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

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Srimanganti

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bekantan Pakis

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pintu Aceh

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

Mahkota Siger

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