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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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

 

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Awan Berarak

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

Ake Patra

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

Wakatobi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Taiganja

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

Gamolan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Kain Cual

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

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Anggrek Tewu

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

Prada Papua

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Honai

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pattimura

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Dayak Kamang

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Srimanganti

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

Rangkiang

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

Raja Ampat

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Buketan Bali

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Daun Simpor

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Tenun Bima

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Biji Kopi

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Parang Seling

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

Peresean

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

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

Rasamala

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Parang Rusak

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Singayaksa

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

Kaharingan

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Daun Sirih

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

Sero Tangga

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

Durian Pecah

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

Cengkeh

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wirasat

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kawung

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tidayu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Gumin Tambun

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Alam Pantai

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

Asmat Papua

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

Tongkonan

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

Sekomandi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,