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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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Daik Lingga Royal Palace

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Riau Islands

Batik Motifs

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ikan tambal

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

 

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Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Merak Ngeram

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Wakatobi

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Anggrek Tewu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Lontara

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

Daun Simpor

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Wirasat

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

Alam Pantai

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Insang Ikan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Awan Berarak

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Karawo Pinang

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

Taiganja

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

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Rasamala

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Kalo Sara

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sero Tangga

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Tidayu

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gamolan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Parang Rusak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Merak Lasem

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Honai

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

Prada Papua

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

Parang Seling

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Ake Patra

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tenun Bima

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

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Leuit Sijimat

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

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Asmat Papua

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bultiya

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Srimanganti

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

Peresean

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

Buketan Bali

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Kaharingan

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Rangkiang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

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

Sekar Jati

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