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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

Tourist Attractions in North Maluku

Kalamata Fort

Kalamata Fort

Again, it is a testimony of the Portuguese colonization of Indonesia. This fort is located near

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North Maluku

Batik Motifs

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

Alam Pantai

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

 

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Motifs

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Enggang Dayak

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Samudra

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tongkonan

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Asmat Papua

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Bultiya

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sero Tangga

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Peresean

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Srimanganti

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sekar Jati

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kalo Sara

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bale Lumbu

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

Kaharingan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Durian Pecah

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Rasamala

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Merak Lasem

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Biji Kopi

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Singayaksa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Parang Rusak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Cengkeh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tubo Kelapa

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

Daun Sirih

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sekomandi

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pisang Bali

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Lontara

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

Ikan tambal

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Raja Ampat

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

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Leuit Sijimat

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pintu Aceh

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

Parang Seling

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

Pattimura

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sido Mulyo

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gamolan

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bomba Mawar

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