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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!

Cultural Tourism Destination

Sandeq Race Festival

Tourist Attractions in West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi

Batik Motifs

Sekomandi

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

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

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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Batik

Motifs

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

Sero Tangga

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Kaharingan

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Sido Mulyo

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gamolan

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Biji Kopi

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

Sekomandi

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Rasamala

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Wakatobi

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Prada Papua

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

Samudra

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Angsa Duo

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Peresean

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Parang Rusak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Asmat Papua

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

Ake Patra

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kalo Sara

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

Parang Seling

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

La Galigo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Wirasat

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Rangkiang

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Dayak Kamang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kuda Sepasang

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

Singayaksa

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

Tidayu

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

Honai

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kawung

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

Alam Pantai

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

Pattimura

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

Srimanganti

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tenun Bima

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

Insang Ikan

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Bultiya

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of