Cultural Destination

Embrace the spirit of the place!

Sentani Lake Festival

One of the Cultural Attraction at Sentani Lake Festival (photo: @BarceRumkabu/Amazing Papua)

The Sentani Lake (photo: Aneka Wisata)

Sentani Lake Festival

IIf you happen to be here around June 19th, you should definitely take part in this festival. This annual celebration has been created in order to develop tourism in this area based on natural wisdom and local culture. There are three main events which will be depicted as cultural shows. At the edge of the lake, you can also enjoy Papua’s handicraft exhibition and take a tour around the area.

Cultural Tourism Destination

Sentani Lake Festival

Tourist Attractions in Papua

Papua

Batik Motifs

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ukir Sentani

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

Asmat Papua

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

 

Discover

Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Mahkota Siger

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Sekar Jati

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gurdo Solo

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Ake Patra

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Angsa Duo

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

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bultiya

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tidayu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Srimanganti

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Singayaksa

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

Sero Tangga

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

La Galigo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Cengkeh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kalo Sara

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kain Cual

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

Honai

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

Tongkonan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pattimura

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Samudra

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ukir Sentani

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

Tenun Bima

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Peresean

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Merak Lasem

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

Parang Seling

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Kaharingan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Raja Ampat

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

Wakatobi

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Buketan Bali

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Lontara

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Rasamala

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Wirasat

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