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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

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kain Cual

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

Daun Simpor

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

Parang Rusak

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Karawo Pinang

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

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

Rasamala

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

Gamolan

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rumah Mamuju

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

Bale Lumbu

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

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Awan Berarak

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

Prada Papua

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Singayaksa

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pattimura

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Angsa Duo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Rangkiang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Sero Tangga

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Cengkeh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Samudra

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Lontara

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Durian Pecah

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tikar Natuna

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Sekomandi

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Parang Seling

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Buketan Bali

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Srimanganti

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

Kaharingan

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

La Galigo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ake Patra

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Peresean

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

Sekar Jati

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tidayu

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Wirasat

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

Daun Sirih

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