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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

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

Bultiya

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Bultiya

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

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sandeq

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

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Merak Ngeram

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

Biji Kopi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bekantan Pakis

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tanah Liek

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

Prada Papua

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gamolan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Parang Rusak

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

Pattimura

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

Tidayu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Wakatobi

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Daun Simpor

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tongkonan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Parang Seling

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

Wirasat

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tenun Bima

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Honai

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kaharingan

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

Samudra

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kalo Sara

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Cengkeh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ake Patra

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Srimanganti

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kain Cual

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kawung

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

Raja Ampat

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

Buketan Bali

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bomba Mawar

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

Asmat Papua

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ukir Sentani

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rasamala

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

Rangkiang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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