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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

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

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

 

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Motifs

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Buketan Bali

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gamolan

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

Tongkonan

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

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sandeq

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sero Tangga

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

Rangkiang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Daun Simpor

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bultiya

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Raja Ampat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Sekomandi

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Enggang Dayak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Peresean

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tangerang Herang

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

Rasamala

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

La Galigo

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kalo Sara

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Alam Pantai

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

Durian Pecah

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ake Patra

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

Wirasat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pattimura

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gurdo Solo

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Asmat Papua

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

Tenun Bima

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Biji Kopi

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Taiganja

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Insang Ikan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Mahkota Siger

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Srimanganti

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pala Salawaku

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tidayu

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

Samudra

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Prada Papua

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kawung

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

Wakatobi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Cengkeh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bomba Mawar

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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