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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

Tourist Attractions in Riau Islands

Riau Islands

Batik Motifs

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

 

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Tabir Tanjung

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Samudra

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

Wakatobi

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

Tongkonan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kain Cual

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Cengkeh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Durian Pecah

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Peresean

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

Gurdo Solo

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

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sekar Jati

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Parang Seling

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

Rangkiang

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Desa Na Ualu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Bale Lumbu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Lontara

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Biji Kopi

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

Taiganja

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Burung Bidadari

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tenun Bima

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

La Galigo

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pattimura

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

Awan Berarak

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

Rasamala

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pisang Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Kaharingan

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Honai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kawung

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tubo Kelapa

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ake Patra

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Singayaksa

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Raja Ampat

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Srimanganti

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

Sekomandi

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

Gamolan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Alam Pantai

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Insang Ikan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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