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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

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

 

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Durian Pecah

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Taiganja

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

Tenun Bima

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tidayu

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

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Parang Rusak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pintu Aceh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sekar Jati

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Abimanyu Prince

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gumin Tambun

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gamolan

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kaharingan

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Lipaq Sabe

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Alam Pantai

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

Buketan Bali

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

Prada Papua

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Angsa Duo

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ake Patra

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

Sero Tangga

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tanah Liek

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Daun Simpor

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Lontara

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

Kain Cual

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

Tongkonan

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Wirasat

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

Kalo Sara

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

Kawung

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

Rangkiang

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Raja Ampat

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

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Daun Sirih

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

Cengkeh

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

Bultiya

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Peresean

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

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Wakatobi

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Samudra

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sandeq

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

La Galigo

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