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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

Rumah Mamuju

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

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”

 

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Motifs

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Anggrek Tewu

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

Srimanganti

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Alam Pantai

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Kalo Sara

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Merak Ngeram

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Tongkonan

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Pisang Bali

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Sekar Jati

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Ikan tambal

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

Samudra

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

Rangkiang

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Rasamala

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Cengkeh

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

Durian Pecah

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

Parang Seling

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

Gamolan

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

Merak Lasem

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

Taiganja

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kaharingan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Peresean

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pattimura

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

Tidayu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gumin Tambun

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Singayaksa

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

Sandeq

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Daun Simpor

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

Lontara

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Angsa Duo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Ake Patra

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

Wakatobi

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tanah Liek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Prada Papua

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

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

Kawung

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Daun Sirih

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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