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Kota Tua – Jakarta Old Town

The Jakarta Old Town (photo: @Pesona.Travel)

Kota Tua – Jakarta Old Town

This ancient trading community was the seed of Jakarta as the capital city. It is the biggest Chinatown area in Jakarta, and it hosts a lot of historical and cultural occurrences even since before the time of the Dutch occupation. As the name already suggests, there are many historical buildings that were built in the colonialism era that are still standing. You can rent vintage bicycle at a museum and visit other museums next to it. There are also many cosy restaurants in this place that serve authentic Chinese-Jakarta culinary delights, as well as unique vintage photo gallery exhibitions. 

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Kota Tua – Jakarta Old Town

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Rasamala

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Raja Ampat

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Wakatobi

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

Singayaksa

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kaharingan

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

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sandeq

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tenun Bima

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pattimura

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Daun Simpor

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Prada Papua

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pisang Bali

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

Lontara

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tubo Kelapa

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bultiya

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Srimanganti

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Taiganja

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Daun Sirih

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Parang Seling

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

Asmat Papua

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

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

Sero Tangga

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sekomandi

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Kawung

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Alam Pantai

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Angsa Duo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Durian Pecah

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Rasamala

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Honai

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Samudra

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Burung Bidadari

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

Tidayu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

La Galigo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Ukir Sentani

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