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Wakatobi – UNESCO Biosphere Marine Reserve

Wakatobi Marine Park (Photo: @PIDII.info)

Wangi-Wangi island as part of Wakatobi Special Region (Photo: @Wisata Sulawesi Tenggara)

Wakatobi – UNESCO Biosphere Marine Reserve

If you are a water sport lover, or you would really like to have a look at how is life going under the sea, then you cannot miss this wonderful underwater tour in Wakatobi. Wakatobi is the acronym of several islands: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, dan Binongko. Wakatobi National Park is Marine paradise where you can find numerous nautical creatures, such as the Napoleon Fish and beautiful reefs. Possessing rich natural resources, coastal forests and Marine Park, Wakatobi was designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2012 and as Indonesian Special Economic Zone for Tourism since 2015. 

Natural Tourism Destination

Wakatobi – UNESCO Biosphere Marine Reserve

Tourist Attractions in Southeast Sulawesi

Kobori Cave

Kobori Cave

According to history, the marvelous Megalithic Kobori Cave has existed since 4000 B.C.

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Southeast Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Kalo Sara

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

Wakatobi

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

Ake Patra

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Daun Simpor

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

Honai

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Parang Seling

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Srimanganti

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Sandeq

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tongkonan

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

Kain Cual

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Prada Papua

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

Pintu Aceh

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

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

Bultiya

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ikan tambal

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Awan Berarak

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

La Galigo

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

Lontara

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gamolan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Wakatobi

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

Biji Kopi

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Peresean

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

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

Insang Ikan

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Singayaksa

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pattimura

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

Sekar Jati

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Durian Pecah

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ake Patra

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Daun Sirih

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gumin Tambun

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Dayak Kamang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Burung Bidadari

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

Pisang Bali

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaharingan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kawung

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

Wirasat

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Rangkiang

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