Cultural Destination

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Kadriah Royal Palace in Pontianak city (photo: Kratonpedia)

Kadriah Royal Palace

This is the place if you want to see cultural assimilation in architecture. Located in East Pontianak, the Kadriah Palace was constructed with the finest ironwood that endures for centuries. Its architecture style is the mixture of Malay, the Middle East, and Western art, which is obvious in both the exterior and interior. The palace was constructed by Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadri, who was also the founder of Pontianak City in 1771 AD. Enjoy the exotic glory of times past here!

Cultural Tourism Destination

Kadriah Royal Palace 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

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

Awan Berarak

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

 

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Batik

Motifs

Honai

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Durian Pecah

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ikan tambal

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pattimura

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gentala Arasy

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tanah Liek

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

Daun Simpor

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

Biji Kopi

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

Singayaksa

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Lasem

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

Sekomandi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Gamolan

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Taiganja

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Rasamala

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sido Mulyo

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Wakatobi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Ake Patra

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

Raja Ampat

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Parang Seling

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

Bultiya

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kawung

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sekar Jati

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

Lontara

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Daun Sirih

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Peresean

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

Kaharingan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tongkonan

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Prada Papua

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Samudra

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

Rangkiang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Alam Pantai

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

Asmat Papua

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

Awan Berarak

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Lipaq Sabe

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