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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

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

Gumin Tambun

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

 

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Motifs

Kalo Sara

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

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kaharingan

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

Samudra

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

La Galigo

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gamolan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Parang Rusak

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Gonggong Siput

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Wakatobi

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Leuit Sijimat

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Cengkeh

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tongkonan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tidayu

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Honai

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Merak Lasem

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

Parang Seling

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

Ikan tambal

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

Angsa Duo

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Wirasat

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Lontara

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sekomandi

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Dayak Taghol

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Awan Berarak

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Bomba Mawar

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bultiya

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Merak Ngeram

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kuda Kupang

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

Srimanganti

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Singayaksa

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Tanah Liek

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Prada Papua

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

Durian Pecah

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Daun Sirih

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ake Patra

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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