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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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Batik Motifs

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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

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Sekar Jati

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Srimanganti

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teguh Bersatu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Karawo Pinang

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

Sandeq

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Wakatobi

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ake Patra

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

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Bultiya

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pucuk Mekar

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Daun Simpor

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

Pintu Aceh

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

La Galigo

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

Tidayu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Buketan Bali

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kalo Sara

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Mahkota Siger

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

Singayaksa

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

Ikan tambal

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Cengkeh

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

Gamolan

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Parang Seling

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Angsa Duo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kain Cual

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

Tongkonan

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

Honai

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lontara

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

Durian Pecah

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gentala Arasy

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

Asmat Papua

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pisang Bali

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

Samudra

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Kaharingan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Prada Papua

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

Tanah Liek

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

Taiganja

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rasamala

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Biji Kopi

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kawung

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

Alam Pantai

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

Bekantan Pakis

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