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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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Honai

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

Ikan tambal

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

Peresean

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Durian Pecah

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Pattimura

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bomba Mawar

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekomandi

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Cengkeh

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Raja Ampat

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lontara

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

La Galigo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Sirih

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Awan Berarak

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Prada Papua

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sekar Jati

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

Insang Ikan

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

Rangkiang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Taiganja

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kawung

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

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

Parang Rusak

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Tidayu

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

Sandeq

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

Tanah Liek

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

Kaharingan

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Alam Pantai

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Mahkota Siger

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Bultiya

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tongkonan

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

Ake Patra

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gurdo Solo

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

Parang Seling

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gamolan

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kuda Kupang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Wirasat

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