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Taman Siring Tower located on Martapura Riverbank, Banjarmasin (photo: Wisata Menara)

Taman Siring Tower

Taman Siring Tower is the iconic landmark of Banjarmasin city that you can’t miss. Located on the banks of Martapura River, this tower has a beautiful garden with a lot of tamarind trees buttressing it. Here visitors could see the beautiful urban landscape of Banjarmasin city while enjoying the delicious typical culinary spots on site. The park also serves as an important cultural centre for Banjarmasin urban society, which includes skateboarders, street musicians, breakdance group, and BMX freestyle communities. A floating dock is located on the other side of the tower. Here, Banjarmasin floating market is organized every Sunday morning.

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Taman Siring Tower

Tourist Attractions in South Kalimantan

South Kalimantan

Batik Motifs

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

 

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Singayaksa

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

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

Bultiya

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Pattimura

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Merak Ngeram

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

La Galigo

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gamolan

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

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Ikan tambal

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

Lontara

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

Parang Seling

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

Awan Berarak

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Insang Ikan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kain Cual

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Jumputan Bintang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Tongkonan

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kawung

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

Daun Sirih

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Tenun Bima

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Pisang Bali

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Samudra

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kalo Sara

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Rasamala

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

Tidayu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Ake Patra

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

Sekomandi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Alam Pantai

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Wirasat

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Kaharingan

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

Sekar Jati

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Srimanganti

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pucuk Mekar

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