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Pulau Dua in Banggai Regency

Pulau Dua in Central Sulawesi (Photo: @MajalahPajak)

Pulau Dua in Banggai Regency

If you want to have adventure getaway in nature paradise, Pulau Dua is one of a kind. It is situated in Banggai Regency that can be reached 2 hours from Luwuk city. This place offers panoramic view of the hills and ocean with beautiful coral reefs. You could discover 35 snorkeling spots or just leisurely sail around the island with boats provided by local operators. This place has the most beautiful sunrise view in Central Sulawesi.

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Pulau Dua in Banggai Regency

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Central Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Bomba Mawar

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

Taiganja

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

Cengkeh

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

Sero Tangga

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Angsa Duo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kaharingan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Insang Ikan

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gamolan

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

Sandeq

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pattimura

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kain Cual

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Buketan Bali

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Wirasat

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Rangkiang

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

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Awan Berarak

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

Parang Rusak

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Honai

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

La Galigo

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kuda Kupang

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

Taiganja

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bekantan Pakis

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Biji Kopi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Raja Ampat

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

Srimanganti

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Durian Pecah

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

Prada Papua

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

Sero Tangga

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Desa Na Tolu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tidayu

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

Lontara

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

Singayaksa

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

Tanah Liek

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Peresean

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

Sekomandi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Wakatobi

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

Daun Simpor

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kalo Sara

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

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