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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

Tidayu

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

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

 

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Motifs

Sido Mulyo

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kawung

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

Sero Tangga

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Bomba Mawar

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

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Burung Bidadari

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Cengkeh

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gamolan

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

Sandeq

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

La Galigo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tongkonan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Honai

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Leuit Sijimat

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

Lontara

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Buketan Bali

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Awan Berarak

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pisang Bali

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

Sekomandi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tenun Bima

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Alam Pantai

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

Bultiya

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Rasamala

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Peresean

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

Parang Rusak

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Samudra

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

Singayaksa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Prada Papua

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Daun Sirih

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

Taiganja

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Daun Simpor

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

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Srimanganti

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Anggrek Tewu

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