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Equatorial Monument in Pontianak City (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

Equatorial Monument

It is the capital city of West Kalimantan, also known as the “Equator Zero”. There are a lot of things that tourists can do in this city, like hiking, visiting the Equator Monument, Baning Forest tourism site, and tasting excellent local dishes. This city is inhabited by three different ethnicities with distinctive cultures, namely Dayak, Malay, and Chinese descendant communities that have blended together over the centuries. Such cultural blends could be seen in its architecture, textile, and gastronomic heritages.

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Equatorial Monument in Pontianak City

Tourist Attractions in West Kalimantan

Pontianak City

Pontianak City

The capital city of West Kalimantan that also known as the “Equator Zero”. Apart from this unique

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West Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Awan Berarak

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tidayu

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

Dayak Kamang

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Peresean

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Dayak Taghol

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

Merak Lasem

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

Alam Pantai

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Daun Sirih

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

Pattimura

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

Tongkonan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Parang Seling

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

Lontara

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

Asmat Papua

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Srimanganti

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Taiganja

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kain Cual

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

Ake Patra

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Bultiya

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

Prada Papua

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Mahkota Siger

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Daun Simpor

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

Raja Ampat

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Gamolan

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

La Galigo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Desa Na Ualu

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Samudra

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gonggong Siput

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kaharingan

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

Karawo Pinang

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

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kawung

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

Angsa Duo

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

Cengkeh

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Pintu Aceh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tenun Bima

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

Awan Berarak

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

Sandeq

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

Sero Tangga

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Sekomandi

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Buketan Bali

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

Wirasat

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tidayu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the