Natural Destination

Experience the tropical nature!

Samalona Island (Photo: Pesona Indonesia)

Water activities at Samalona (Photo: @Jalansanasini)

Coral Reefs at Samalona beach (Photo: @M. Saadduddin Tenripada/Travelingyuk)

Samalona Beach

If you are longing for a small getaway on an island with blue sea and white sand, Samalona island is the perfect destination. Located 13.6 km near Losari Beach, this island could be reached by motor boat for 30 minutes from Makassar city, South Sulawesi. With extraordinary view of untouched white sand and beautiful coral reefs, this island offers a great location for sunbathing, snorkelling, and other water sports. If you come here, it is suggested to bring your own lunch and food. For supporting the conservation of the island, don’t forget to bring back the food wastes to keep the cleanliness of the island. Be ready to be pampered by the tropical nature!

Natural Tourism Destination

Samalona Beach

Tourist Attractions in South Sulawesi

South Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

La Galigo

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

Tongkonan

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

Lontara

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

 

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Motifs

Leuit Sijimat

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kuda Kupang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pisang Bali

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tongkonan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Asmat Papua

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

Lontara

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Honai

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sero Tangga

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Dayak Taghol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Wakatobi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gurdo Solo

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

Samudra

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

Ake Patra

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

Daun Sirih

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Daun Simpor

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kain Cual

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Dayak Kamang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

La Galigo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Rangkiang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Wirasat

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

Sekomandi

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

Prada Papua

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tidayu

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

Kaharingan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pattimura

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gumin Tambun

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rasamala

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pala Salawaku

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Cengkeh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pintu Aceh

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

Parang Rusak

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

Buketan Bali

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

Taiganja

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

Insang Ikan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Paqbarre Allo

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