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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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tari Kabasaran

the Kabasaran dance is a sacred dance performed in the

Manguni Minahasa

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

 

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Motifs

Parang Seling

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Merak Lasem

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

Rangkiang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Dayak Kamang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Kaharingan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Sirih

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Ake Patra

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

Alam Pantai

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

La Galigo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Wakatobi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lontara

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sekar Jati

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Karawo Pinang

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

Prada Papua

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gamolan

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Rumah Mamuju

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

Singayaksa

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Wirasat

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Samudra

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

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Buketan Bali

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

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Asmat Papua

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Biji Kopi

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tidayu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Srimanganti

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Desa Na Ualu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Honai

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

Kain Cual

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Insang Ikan

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

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Tongkonan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Rasamala

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sekomandi

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

Bultiya

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