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Malinau Cultural Festival

Dayak Lundayeh Traditional Dance (photo: Indonesia.go.id)

The Kayan Traditional Dance (photo: Budaya Malinau)

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness unique competitions that would not be found in other than in Malinau District, for example, the hunting sword competition and the Dayak dance competition. You will also see the variety of textile heritage worn by different communities. This cultural festival is held once every two years for 13 days in October, prepare you holiday schedule to participate in this fantastic event!

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Malinau Cultural Festival

Tourist Attractions in North Kalimantan

North Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Dayak Taghol

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Bultiya

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

 

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Motifs

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sekomandi

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Buketan Bali

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Cengkeh

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

Taiganja

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Alam Pantai

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ake Patra

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

Rasamala

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

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

Parang Seling

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

Kain Cual

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Ukir Sentani

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kaharingan

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

Insang Ikan

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tanah Liek

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Bultiya

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

Samudra

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kawung

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Berarak

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tenun Bima

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

La Galigo

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sero Tangga

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kalo Sara

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Biji Kopi

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pintu Aceh

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Raja Ampat

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Angsa Duo

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Peresean

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Sandeq

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

Durian Pecah

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pattimura

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Singayaksa

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

Wakatobi

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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