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

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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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Kupang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Dayak Taghol

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

Daun Sirih

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ake Patra

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Rangkiang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Prada Papua

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Daun Simpor

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

Insang Ikan

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Raja Ampat

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bultiya

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

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tenun Bima

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sandeq

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kain Cual

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tangerang Herang

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

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

Wakatobi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Cengkeh

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

Peresean

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Merak Ngeram

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sekar Jati

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Wirasat

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

Samudra

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tidayu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gamolan

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

La Galigo

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

Honai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gumin Tambun

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Biji Kopi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Alam Pantai

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

Lontara

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sekomandi

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pattimura

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Karawo Pinang

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

Singayaksa

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