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

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

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

 

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Kaharingan

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Wakatobi

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

Samudra

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

Honai

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

Peresean

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Parang Seling

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ikan tambal

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gumin Tambun

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kain Cual

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Prada Papua

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Abimanyu Prince

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tikar Natuna

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

La Galigo

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

Daun Simpor

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

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

Raja Ampat

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

Wirasat

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

Kawung

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Sero Tangga

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Taiganja

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tidayu

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sandeq

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sekomandi

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Mahkota Siger

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

Cengkeh

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tanah Liek

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

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

Rasamala

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Alam Pantai

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Biji Kopi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gonggong Siput

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Bomba Mawar

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pattimura

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