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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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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Angsa Duo

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

Kain Cual

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

Alam Pantai

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Durian Pecah

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

Buketan Bali

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Gamolan

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

Kawung

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Pala Salawaku

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

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tenun Bima

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Bale Lumbu

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Sekar Jati

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Parang Seling

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Daun Simpor

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Dayak Kamang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Honai

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Asmat Papua

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kalo Sara

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pisang Bali

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Prada Papua

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

La Galigo

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

Biji Kopi

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Tangerang Herang

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

Insang Ikan

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Tidayu

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sero Tangga

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

Ake Patra

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

Wirasat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Taiganja

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

Peresean

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

Samudra

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

Gonggong Siput

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

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bultiya

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

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

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

Pattimura

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Rasamala

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Wakatobi

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