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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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Ikan tambal

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Bultiya

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kain Cual

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gurdo Solo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Singayaksa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Mahkota Siger

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Rumah Mamuju

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Wirasat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tidayu

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

La Galigo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Prada Papua

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

Alam Pantai

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

Tenun Bima

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pisang Bali

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Burung Bidadari

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Parang Rusak

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kaharingan

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kawung

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

Insang Ikan

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

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

Pattimura

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sekomandi

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Parang Seling

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

Merak Ngeram

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

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

Cengkeh

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Honai

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

Samudra

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Taiganja

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pintu Aceh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Durian Pecah

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

Gamolan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tongkonan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Sandeq

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Sero Tangga

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Bomba Mawar

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

Ikan tambal

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

Rangkiang

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

Sido Mulyo

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