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World’s Coral Triangle – Bunaken Marine Park

Diving spot at Bunaken Marine Park (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

World’s Coral Triangle – Bunaken Marine Park

Bunaken National Park is a marine park located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken lies in the center of the World’s Coral Triangle, which is the habitat for 390 species of coral reefs, various species of fish, molluscs, reptiles and marine mammals. Bunaken National Park is representative of Indonesia’s marine ecosystems, including sea grasslands, coral reefs and colorful fishes.

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Batik Motifs

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tari Kabasaran

the Kabasaran dance is a sacred dance performed in the

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

 

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Merak Lasem

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

Taiganja

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

Asmat Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Prada Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Srimanganti

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

Lontara

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

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

Durian Pecah

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gurdo Solo

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gumin Tambun

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Peresean

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Honai

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Samudra

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Cengkeh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Parang Rusak

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Parang Seling

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

Rangkiang

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

La Galigo

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gamolan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bultiya

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kain Cual

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tanah Liek

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kuda Kupang

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

Wirasat

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kaharingan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gentala Arasy

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Daun Simpor

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ake Patra

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kawung

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tidayu

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

Sekar Jati

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