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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.

Cultural Tourism Destination

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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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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Paqbarre Allo

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

Sandeq

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bultiya

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

Tanah Liek

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Taiganja

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Tongkonan

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Bintik Tujuh

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Gumin Tambun

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

Raja Ampat

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gamolan

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Pala Salawaku

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pisang Bali

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Wakatobi

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Leuit Sijimat

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

Peresean

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

Buketan Bali

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Alam Pantai

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Merak Lasem

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

Parang Rusak

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kain Cual

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

Daun Simpor

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

Asmat Papua

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Angsa Duo

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Biji Kopi

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

Kaharingan

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Awan Berarak

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

Parang Seling

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Rasamala

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

La Galigo

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Sero Tangga

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Gurdo Solo

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

Cengkeh

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

Pattimura

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

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Rangkiang

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Ikan tambal

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ake Patra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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