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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

Ikan tambal

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gonggong Siput

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

 

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Burung Bidadari

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

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

Tongkonan

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tanah Liek

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Merak Ngeram

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

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Enggang Dayak

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Wakatobi

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Daun Simpor

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kalo Sara

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Kain Cual

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kawung

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Insang Ikan

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kaharingan

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

Parang Seling

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Rangkiang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bultiya

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sekar Jati

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tabir Tanjung

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Peresean

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Sandeq

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

Ikan tambal

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Singayaksa

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gonggong Siput

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tenun Bima

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Cengkeh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Honai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Bale Lumbu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sekomandi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Ake Patra

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

Pattimura

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