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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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tikar Natuna

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

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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Pisang Bali

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

Parang Rusak

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Karawo Pinang

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kawung

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kaharingan

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

Biji Kopi

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

Taiganja

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

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 Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gumin Tambun

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gamolan

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

Peresean

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

Singayaksa

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sekar Jati

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Dayak Kamang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Honai

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Cengkeh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection 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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sido Mulyo

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

Tongkonan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

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

Durian Pecah

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

Angsa Duo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Prada Papua

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Samudra

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Kupang

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

Bultiya

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

Daun Simpor

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kain Cual

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

Asmat Papua

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Rasamala

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Wirasat

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tidayu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called