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Tour de Siak – World Cycling Race

World Cycling Championship: Tour de Siak (photo: Cahyu)

Tour de Siak – World Cycling Race

Tour De Siak is an annual international bicycle racing activity consisting of 3 stages with a route length of 542 km. Joining this championship will not only allow you to discover the natural beauty of Riau, but also enjoy cultural performances and local culinary at each stop. Every year around 16 countries participate in this event. Further information can be accessed at Union Cycliste International

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Tour de Siak – World Cycling Race

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Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

 

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Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Enggang Dayak

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kain Cual

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

Parang Seling

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kawung

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

Daun Simpor

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Wakatobi

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Taiganja

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Cengkeh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Ikan tambal

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

La Galigo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tongkonan

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sekar Jati

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

Angsa Duo

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Ake Patra

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gumin Tambun

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tenun Bima

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Sero Tangga

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Srimanganti

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

Alam Pantai

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gentala Arasy

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

Prada Papua

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Sirih

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

Tidayu

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

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sekomandi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Raja Ampat

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Honai

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Insang Ikan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Merak Lasem

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

Awan Berarak

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Asmat Papua

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Wirasat

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gamolan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Besurek Rafflesia

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