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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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Batik Motifs

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

 

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Tangerang Herang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Alam Pantai

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

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Asmat Papua

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tenun Bima

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kawung

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Wirasat

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

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

Sekomandi

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Dayak Taghol

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pisang Bali

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Desa Na Ualu

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kain Cual

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

Daun Simpor

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Seling

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Merak Ngeram

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Ikan tambal

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

Taiganja

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sandeq

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tidayu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tongkonan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ake Patra

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Prada Papua

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

Daun Sirih

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Raja Ampat

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

Durian Pecah

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bultiya

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sekar Jati

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bekantan Pakis

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Cengkeh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Sido Mulyo

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