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Cian Cui Festival in Selat Panjang

The splashing war in Cian Cui Festival (photo: wprihandina)

Cian Cui Festival

Cian Cui Festival is originally an annual tradition of the Chinese descendants in Selat Panjang (Panjang Strait) to celebrate Chinese New Year. Today the tradition becomes the intercultural festivity celebrated by other ethnics such as Java, Minang, and Malay communities, as well as attracts international tourists from neighboring countries. All domestic and international tourists participants were joining the water splash war using water guns, buckets, and scoops, sometimes even using a water compressor machine to splash each other along the 4 kilometers route from Kartini street, to Imam Bonjol, Ahmad Yani and Diponegoro streets. The festival also includes some religious practices such as night prayer in the Buddhist shrines, jazz festival, lantern festival and then followed by firecrackers and fireworks. Do you want something special for your next vacation? Immerse in the atmosphere and be prepared to get soaking wet in the area of the Cian Cui!

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Cian Cui Festival in Selat Panjang

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Batik Motifs

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

 

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Wakatobi

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Dayak Kamang

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

Prada Papua

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Buketan Bali

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tanah Liek

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Asmat Papua

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

Merak Lasem

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

Cengkeh

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gamolan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tongkonan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Enggang Dayak

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pattimura

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Raja Ampat

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rangkiang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sandeq

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sero Tangga

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Samudra

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

Peresean

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Merak Ngeram

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bale Lumbu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kuda Kupang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tidayu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ake Patra

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Taiganja

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tenun Bima

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Srimanganti

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

Honai

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

Daun Simpor

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

Insang Ikan

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

Lontara

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

Wirasat

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kain Cual

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

La Galigo

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Parang Rusak

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

Bultiya

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

Kaharingan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Angsa Duo

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Abimanyu Prince

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