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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

Enggang Dayak

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Singayaksa

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

Sekomandi

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

La Galigo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tongkonan

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

Daun Sirih

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Gamolan

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

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

Insang Ikan

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Prada Papua

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tanah Liek

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Pucuk Mekar

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Wirasat

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

Angsa Duo

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rasamala

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sandeq

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pintu Aceh

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

Pisang Bali

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Parang Seling

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

Honai

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Bekantan Pakis

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

Kawung

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sido Mulyo

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

Tenun Bima

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

Samudra

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Anggrek Tewu

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

Lontara

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

Peresean

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Wakatobi

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Srimanganti

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

Kalo Sara

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

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Durian Pecah

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