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Kemaro Buddhist Shrine

The Kemaro Buddhist Shrine (photo: Srivijaya)

Kemaro Buddhist Shrine

Kemaro Island is believed to be a sacred place for romantic couples.  The island is known for its legendary love story, between Princess Siti Fatimah and a Chinese merchant, Tan Bun An, which happened during the kingdom of Palembang in the 17th Century. In addition, this place is regarded as a holy place for Buddhists, whereby the Chinese monastery (Hok Tjing Rio temple) is located. During the Chinese New Year, local communities and tourists celebrate the annual Cap Go Meh festival in this shrine. Let’s come and experience the encounter with the holy spirit of this place!

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Kemaro Buddhist Shrine

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Batik Motifs

Jumputan Bintang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

 

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Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Karawo Pinang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Gamolan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Parang Seling

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

Ake Patra

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Srimanganti

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Durian Pecah

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

Tenun Bima

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Taiganja

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

Parang Rusak

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tongkonan

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Honai

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bale Lumbu

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Cengkeh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

La Galigo

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Daun Sirih

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

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Desa Na Ualu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Sandeq

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

Wakatobi

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Ikan tambal

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Rangkiang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sero Tangga

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ukir Sentani

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

Bultiya

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

Buketan Bali

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Bintik Tujuh

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

Lontara

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Kaharingan

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Pattimura

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Samudra

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Peresean

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

Biji Kopi

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Prada Papua

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Daun Simpor

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