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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

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Pamona Cave

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Central Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Cengkeh

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

Taiganja

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sero Tangga

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

 

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Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pala Salawaku

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

Insang Ikan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rasamala

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

Tenun Bima

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

Rangkiang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tongkonan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lontara

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Srimanganti

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Cengkeh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Parang Seling

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Jumputan Bintang

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

La Galigo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life 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

Ikan tambal

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Wakatobi

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

Tidayu

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kaharingan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kawung

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Asmat Papua

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gamolan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sandeq

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Bultiya

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

Wirasat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Bomba Mawar

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Raja Ampat

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pattimura

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

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sekomandi

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Buketan Bali

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