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Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

Pusentasi Sink Hole (Photo: @Wisatania)

Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

Pusentasi of Donggala sea well is one of natural phenomenon in Central Sulawesi. Pusentasi, literally means “the center of sea” in Kaili dialect. The water volume of this giant natural well depends on the tides that flow from Donggala Sea. The unique characteristic of this well is that the blue water remains clean at any condition, both during high and low tides. The locals believe that the water has great healing power.

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Pusentasi – Donggala Sea Well

Tourist Attractions in Central Sulawesi

Pamona Cave

Pamona Cave

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Central Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Sero Tangga

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

Cengkeh

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

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Kawung

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Prada Papua

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

Taiganja

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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

Honai

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sido Mulyo

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

Kaharingan

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kalo Sara

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Buketan Bali

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Peresean

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

Wirasat

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Rangkiang

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

Tidayu

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pucuk Mekar

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Asmat Papua

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Rasamala

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

La Galigo

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

Ake Patra

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tenun Bima

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gamolan

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

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

Sekomandi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rumah Mamuju

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Insang Ikan

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

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tanah Liek

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pattimura

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

Angsa Duo

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Lontara

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pisang Bali

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

Durian Pecah

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Samudra

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

Wakatobi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies