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Tarakan Mangrove Forest

Bekantan, the Borneo monkey species (photo: Mazmuzie)

Tarakan Mangrove Forest

The mangrove forest is one of the favourite tourist sites in Tarakan. We can go along the forest and walk on the long bridge made of ironwood in the mangrove forest. If we are lucky, we can also meet endemic animals, including the bekantan, which is Indonesia’s most protected monkey species. Breathe in the fresh breeze, immerse yourself in the nature of the mangrove forest.

Natural Tourism Destination

Tarakan Mangrove Forest

Tourist Attractions in North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Bekantan Pakis

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bultiya

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

 

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Batik

Motifs

Honai

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Raja Ampat

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

Sekomandi

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Rasamala

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kawung

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

Lontara

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Daun Simpor

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Teguh Bersatu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekar Jati

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kaharingan

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

Wirasat

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ikan tambal

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Rangkiang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Tidayu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gamolan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gurdo Solo

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

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

Samudra

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kain Cual

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pucuk Mekar

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Daun Sirih

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

Cengkeh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Parang Seling

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

Angsa Duo

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sandeq

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bultiya

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Peresean

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Enggang Dayak

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gentala Arasy

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

Singayaksa

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

La Galigo

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

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

Bale Lumbu

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