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The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

The Siak Indrapura Royal Palace (photo: Sinar)

The main hall of Siak Indrapura Royal Palace (photo: Pesona Indonesia)

The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

Sri Indrapura Siak Kingdom was the largest Islamic Malay kingdom in Riau. The kingdom experienced its glorious period from the 16th to 20th centuries. Founded by Sultan Abdul Jalil Rahmat Syah in 1723 AD, Siak Indrapura palace complex has an area of around 32,000 m² and consists of four palaces. Siak Palace building combines Malay, Middle Eastern, and European architectural styles. Tourists can observe a diverse collection concerning royal objects, ranging from gold-plated throne chairs, royal umbrellas, royal deposit box, duplicate crowns of the king, and even try Riau’s traditional costumes.

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The Sri Indrapura Siak Palace

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Batik Motifs

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tabir Tanjung

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

 

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Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Dayak Kamang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

La Galigo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pattimura

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

Daun Sirih

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Taiganja

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

Sandeq

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

Samudra

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

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

Tongkonan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Sekomandi

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tanah Liek

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

Raja Ampat

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tenun Bima

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Anggrek Tewu

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

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Awan Berarak

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

Gamolan

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Buketan Bali

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

Cengkeh

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Peresean

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

Ake Patra

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

Daun Simpor

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Wakatobi

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

Honai

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sekar Jati

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

Biji Kopi

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Srimanganti

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Wirasat

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Singayaksa

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Insang Ikan

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

Prada Papua

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Rangkiang

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Lipaq Sabe

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Lontara

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Ikan tambal

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Sero Tangga

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

Kaharingan

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