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Ampera Bridge in Palembang

The Ampera Bridge (photo: Wikipedia)

Ampera Bridge

Ampera Bridge is a historic bridge which was built during 1962-1965 for the Asian Games IV. It has a length of about 1,177 meters, 22 meters wide and 63 meters high from the ground surface. This makes the Ampera Bridge the longest bridge in ASEAN. It acts as a busy hub during the day, yet provides an excellent view during the night.

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Ampera Bridge

Tourist Attractions in South Sumatra

South Sumatra

Batik Motifs

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

 

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Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tanah Liek

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

Parang Seling

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

Wakatobi

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

Pattimura

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sandeq

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Peresean

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

Daun Sirih

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tidayu

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Prada Papua

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

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kuda Sepasang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Lontara

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kain Cual

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Wirasat

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kaharingan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pala Salawaku

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

Ake Patra

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Rangkiang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Singayaksa

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

Raja Ampat

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kalo Sara

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tongkonan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ukir Sentani

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sekomandi

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gamolan

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Merak Lasem

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Insang Ikan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Samudra

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

Taiganja

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Kawung

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

Honai

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gentala Arasy

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