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

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

La Galigo

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

 

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Pala Salawaku

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

Biji Kopi

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

Wirasat

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

La Galigo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Insang Ikan

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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 Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Rangkiang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Sekomandi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gamolan

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

Kain Cual

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

Cengkeh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Merak Ngeram

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

Tongkonan

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sero Tangga

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

Daun Sirih

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

Merak Lasem

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

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,

Karawo Pinang

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

Pattimura

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

Parang Seling

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life 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

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Srimanganti

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Parang Rusak

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Peresean

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gonggong Siput

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Durian Pecah

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

Asmat Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kawung

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Prada Papua

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

Sandeq

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Awan Berarak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bultiya

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Rasamala

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Taiganja

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Pintu Aceh

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