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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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Asmat Papua

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ukir Sentani

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

 

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Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gentala Arasy

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

La Galigo

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

Biji Kopi

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

Raja Ampat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gamolan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Merak Lasem

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tidayu

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

Tongkonan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Srimanganti

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Daun Sirih

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kain Cual

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Parang Rusak

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Lontara

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gonggong Siput

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

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sekomandi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kaharingan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Cengkeh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pisang Bali

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rasamala

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

Wirasat

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kawung

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

Daun Simpor

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sandeq

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Honai

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pattimura

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Rangkiang

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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