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Daik Lingga Royal Palace

Daik Lingga Palace (photo: Indonesia)

Daik Lingga Royal Palace

Penyengat Island is a small island in the City of Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, which is approximately 2 km away from the city center. The island offers a variety of cultural destinations, especially the wonder of Riau – Lingga royal palace complex. The royal complex consists of the Grand Palace, Sultan Penyengat Grand Mosque, and various tombs of the kings of Riau-Lingga. Many castles, ports and freshwater wells are also well preserved on this island. Known as the birthplace of the Indonesian Malay language, this cultural site is popular as a literature tourism site. Raja Haji Ahmad from the Sultanate of Riau-Lingga (1808–1873) was the first person who composed the Indonesian Malay Language Guidebook. His works include the famous poem Gurindam Dua Belas, which set the ground basis for the development of Indonesian literature.

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Batik Motifs

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tikar Natuna

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

 

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Bomba Mawar

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tenun Bima

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Parang Rusak

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

Asmat Papua

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

Cengkeh

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

Kain Cual

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Lontara

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

Srimanganti

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tikar Natuna

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

Taiganja

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Sekomandi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Buketan Bali

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

Awan Berarak

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

Rangkiang

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Sero Tangga

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kawung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sido Mulyo

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

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Wirasat

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Ake Patra

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Honai

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Angsa Duo

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gumin Tambun

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

Gamolan

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Dayak Taghol

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bultiya

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Daun Simpor

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Prada Papua

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Alam Pantai

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Merak Lasem

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

Daun Sirih

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Parang Seling

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