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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.

Cultural Tourism Destination

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Burung Bidadari

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

 

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Motifs

Tongkonan

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

Alam Pantai

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Wirasat

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Simpor

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Buketan Bali

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Awan Berarak

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

Rasamala

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Srimanganti

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Asmat Papua

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Parang Seling

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ikan tambal

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

Insang Ikan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Angsa Duo

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gumin Tambun

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

Taiganja

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kaharingan

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

Singayaksa

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

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

Samudra

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Burung Bidadari

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

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Durian Pecah

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

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

Lontara

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Honai

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Prada Papua

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pattimura

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

Bultiya

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ake Patra

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kain Cual

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tangerang Herang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tidayu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Rangkiang

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

Raja Ampat

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