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Ternate City (photo: @Ilhamarch/goodnewsfromindonesia)

 Ternate City

As one of the main cities in North Maluku, this city is quite popular among tourists. Located on the slope of the Gamalama volcano, this city offers various activities to do such as tracking on the hill, or you can have a walk around the most important historical spots of the town.

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Ternate City

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Kalamata Fort

Kalamata Fort

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North Maluku

Batik Motifs

Alam Pantai

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Gamolan

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

Rasamala

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

Biji Kopi

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

Honai

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

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Bultiya

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kain Cual

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

Rangkiang

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

Buketan Bali

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

Taiganja

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Dayak Taghol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sekar Jati

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Prada Papua

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Wakatobi

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Durian Pecah

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Teguh Bersatu

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Srimanganti

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kuda Kupang

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tenun Bima

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

Angsa Duo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lontara

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kawung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Raja Ampat

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

Kaharingan

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Parang Rusak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tikar Natuna

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

Daun Simpor

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

Asmat Papua

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Wirasat

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

Parang Seling

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

Samudra

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

Kalo Sara

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