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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

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

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

 

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Manguni Minahasa

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Sandeq

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

Biji Kopi

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

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,

Jumputan Bintang

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

Ake Patra

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Gonggong Siput

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Teguh Bersatu

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

La Galigo

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Sirih

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

Bultiya

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

Wakatobi

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Cengkeh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Alam Pantai

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Singayaksa

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Gamolan

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

Rasamala

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sekar Jati

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Buketan Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Peresean

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

Taiganja

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Prada Papua

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sekomandi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Ikan tambal

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Ukir Sentani

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

Tongkonan

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

Asmat Papua

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

Daun Simpor

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Raja Ampat

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pattimura

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Wirasat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Insang Ikan

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

Honai

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Parang Seling

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sero Tangga

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tangerang Herang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Bale Lumbu

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Merak Lasem

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

Kain Cual

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Samudra

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