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Rinjani – Mandalika UNESCO Global Geopark

Rinjani Volcano and Segara Crater Lake in Lombok (photo: Mostbeautifulscenery)

Mandalika Beach in Lombok (photo: Suara Jatim)

Rinjani – Mandalika – UNESCO Global Geopark

Once upon a time, the legend says that the beach of Mandalika is the site where the Princess of Mandalika sacrificed herself for the community of Lombok islands. Possessing great natural diverse landscape comprising savanna, tropical forest, and marine biodiversity, Rinjani volcano mountain including Mandalika coastal region were designated as UNESCO Global Geopark in 2018. The geopark region spans the area of about 2800 km², where certain spots are developed into several ecotourism sites offering varied cultural experience and natural activities. As the host of the next 2021 F1 MotoGP competition, Indonesian government is currently building an F1 circuit on the board of Mandalika coastal geopark. This project is also aimed at creating sustainable sport tourism which is also connected to the conservation of world class geopark. Visit Rinjani and have your most memorable vacation!

 

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West Nusa Tenggara Batik Motifs

Bale Lumbu

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

Peresean

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tenun Bima

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

 

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Singayaksa

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

Awan Berarak

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Burung Bidadari

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

Cengkeh

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ake Patra

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pala Salawaku

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pisang Bali

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

Alam Pantai

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

La Galigo

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tongkonan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Rasamala

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Durian Pecah

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

Buketan Bali

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

Biji Kopi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekar Jati

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

Peresean

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Parang Seling

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Raja Ampat

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tangerang Herang

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

Prada Papua

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gamolan

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

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Lontara

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

Kain Cual

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

Tidayu

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

Bultiya

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Sekomandi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Mahkota Siger

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

Kawung

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

Pattimura

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kalo Sara

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ikan tambal

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pintu Aceh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kaharingan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Merak Lasem

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Rumah Mamuju

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rangkiang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Merak Ngeram

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