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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

Tari Kabasaran

the Kabasaran dance is a sacred dance performed in the

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Manguni Minahasa

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

 

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Motifs

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Peresean

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pintu Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

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

Wirasat

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

La Galigo

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

Rangkiang

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

Samudra

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Taiganja

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kuda Sepasang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Rasamala

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kalo Sara

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

Honai

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

Biji Kopi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Srimanganti

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

Tongkonan

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tubo Kelapa

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

Lontara

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

Wakatobi

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

Sekomandi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Sekar Jati

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Parang Seling

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Ake Patra

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Cengkeh

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pisang Bali

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bultiya

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Kawung

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Sandeq

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