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Sandeq Race (Photo: @disbudparpolman)

Sandeq boat construction (Photo: @Pesona Indonesia)

Sandeq Race Festival – the Legend of the Fastest Wooden Boat

Could you believe if there is a wooden boat that sails in 15-29 knots (28-56 km/h) of wind speed without any electrical engine? Sandeq boat is the fastest wind boat since 1000 BC. This boat making construction technology is one of craftsmanship legacy of Mandar tribe in West Sulawesi. The ancestor of Mandar tribes are known as one of the strongest and the oldest sailor tribes in Austronesian archipelago. The Sandeq Race Festival is held annually in August-September as cultural events to revive and valorize such remarkable cultural heritage. The festival also offers many cultural events at 8 Sandeq etape destinations, starting from Mamuju city to Makassar city. Around 40 Sandeq teams participate in the competition to prove their talent in wind sailing. Come and join this unique cultural sport event!

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Sandeq Race Festival

Tourist Attractions in West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Sandeq

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Sekomandi

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

 

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Kuda Sepasang

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gurdo Solo

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

Lontara

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gamolan

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Insang Ikan

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

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Rasamala

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kaharingan

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

Kawung

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Taiganja

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Biji Kopi

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

Sero Tangga

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

Wirasat

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Prada Papua

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

Tenun Bima

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Samudra

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Cengkeh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Leuit Sijimat

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Tabir Tanjung

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Tanah Liek

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

Rangkiang

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

Tongkonan

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

La Galigo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Singayaksa

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Enggang Dayak

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Jumputan Bintang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Kain Cual

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

Sekomandi

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

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Pisang Bali

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

Parang Seling

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Tidayu

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

Alam Pantai

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