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Pasuk Kameloh in Palangkaraya City

Pasuk Kameloh Park in Palangkaraya city (photo: Tribunnews.Faturohman)

The landscape of Palangkaraya city (photo: Jhoni Prihanto.Kaltengpos)

Palangkaraya City

Palangkaraya city is another unique destination you cannot miss in Central Kalimantan. This modern and vibrant city also offers different and meaningful experiences to learn local wisdom with friendly Dayak communities in the city. One of its iconic spots is the Pasuk Kameloh Park. From here you could gaze a panoramic view of the beautiful sunset, a combination of green space with the traditional dome-roofed mosque as typical Palangkaraya architecture. It is also an outdoor cultural park where local urban arts are exhibited and performed. You can enjoy the breezing air and eat delicious dishes by the river.

Cultural Tourism Destination

Palangkaraya City

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Central Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kaharingan

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

 

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Motifs

Pintu Aceh

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Tanah Liek

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

Prada Papua

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

Kalo Sara

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

Buketan Bali

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

Singayaksa

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Sandeq

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Rangkiang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gentala Arasy

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Dayak Kamang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

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

Wirasat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Angsa Duo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kaharingan

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Honai

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

Bultiya

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Kawung

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Gonggong Siput

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Ake Patra

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Rasamala

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Sero Tangga

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

Srimanganti

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Cengkeh

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

Merak Lasem

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kain Cual

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

Lontara

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Taiganja

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Ukir Sentani

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