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

Dayak Kamang

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

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,

Awan Berarak

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

 

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Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Rasamala

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Sandeq

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

Tongkonan

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

Pattimura

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gumin Tambun

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gentala Arasy

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gamolan

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

Peresean

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Bultiya

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Paqbarre Allo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Daun Simpor

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

Durian Pecah

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

Parang Seling

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

Tidayu

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Srimanganti

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tenun Bima

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Buketan Bali

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Insang Ikan

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

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Taiganja

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

Prada Papua

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Angsa Duo

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

Kain Cual

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

Rangkiang

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

Awan Berarak

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sekar Jati

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

Kaharingan

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Wirasat

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pisang Bali

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Biji Kopi

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Merak Ngeram

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Parang Rusak

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gurdo Solo

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

Samudra

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Sekomandi

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Desa Na Ualu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Honai

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

Raja Ampat

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