Naik Dango

Naik Dango is a traditional ceremony to express gratitude to the god or Jubata for blessing that is given,that is a lot of rice yields. Not only that, the ceremony that is usually done by Dayak Kanayatn people,Landak District, Pontianak District, until Sanggau District, West Borneo are held regularly every year.
Naik Dango ceremony has four main activities. The first is ‘Batutuk’ or activitiy of pounding rice in a mortar to get rice, rice flour (sunguh) or glutinous rice (poe ‘) for the preparation of the ritual of eating together or offerings.Then followed by ‘Matik’ or make a prayer to convey the purpose and intention toJubata that giving blessing for the implementation of Naik Dango.In this ceremony is also presented custom devices namely Tumpi sunguh (white bowsprit), Solekng Poe’(the segment of bamboo that contain glutinous rice ), until Sirih Masak(betel leaf, areca nut that already eaten and rolls cigarettes from palm leaves) .NaikDango has a core of ceremony namely’ Nyangahathn’ or recite prayers and mantras by ‘Panyangahatn’ (traditional leader) to arouse the spirit of the rice, giving thanks to God for the grace that is given that is rice yields until ask forgiveness of sin and mistakes and asking to be given welfare in the next years.

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NYOBENG

Nyobeng is a ritual activity of Dayak Bidayuh in Bengkayang has been done hereditarily as a traditional ceremony that is Hliniau traditional ceremony of blessing prosperity, peace, tranquility and many else .The culture of this traditional ceremony is only intended for men while for women is called ‘Nambok’. Both types of this indigenous culture is traditional ceremonies of Baluk and rice.
In doing this blessing is also followed by bathing the skull that an inheritance of their ancestors who had to guard and respect.The psikhis purpose of bathing the skull is people get the blessing and strength because skull that bathed is the result of headhunting (cutting head while doing battle) that occurred at the time of the ancestors.The skull is a skull of an enemy that was the leader or warlord at that time.This event is a picture of soul that owned by Dayak Bidayuh to respect or appreciate the inheritance of their ancestors although the skull is a skull of enemy.

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Antar Ajung

Antar Ajung is the culture of coastal people in Sambas especially for malay when they want to plant rice.It’s usually done in the first of Jumdil or in June.Usually at that month the rainy season begins to come.Another aim is to bring together the growing season. The ritual of Antar Ajung is indeterminate time,the Implementation is based on the agreement of traditional elders. ‘Antar Ajung’ has a meaning ‘send Ajung’. ‘Ajung’ is derived from the word ‘Jung’,it’s the name for the ship with two main sails.The shape looks like a sailing ship of Shanghai in Hong Kong films. The people are difficult to pronounce the word ‘Jung’,so to make the pronouncation easier,they add letter A.Since long time ago, the people of Sambas were already familiar with the ship because Sambas was an international port, once.
Then, what is the purpose of Antar Ajung for Sambas people?
“With the implementation of Antar Ajung,we are protected from the distress,” said Aziz Auli (68) from Pipitteja, Paloh, Sambas.The people hope,with Antar Ajung they are kept away from many kinds of evil spirits, planthoppers and mice.Because of that, evil spirits must be ‘tied’ and brought by Ajung to the sea.They believe that the rice yields will be better because of the implementation of Antar Ajung.

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Sotong Pangkong

One of the special food from Pontianak is ‘Sotong Pangkong’.The people of Pontianak call it Sotong Pangkong because before serving ,the squid is hit or called ‘Pangkong’in Pontianak. The food is made from the dried squid and burned using charcoal, after it is burned then the squid will be beaten by hammer,the goal is to make savory taste.Sotong Pangkong is much demand and it’s affordable.
Sotong Pangkong will taste delicious when eaten with chilli sauce and vinegar so that its taste is complete of sweet, salty, savory and spicy. Fans of dried squid or Sotong Pangkong are variety of small children, teenagers to adults. They always took time to taste it because Sotong Pangkong only can be found each month of Ramadan.

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Sungkui

Sungkui is a special food from Sanggau with simple shapes, oval,thin and elongated. However, behind the simplicity, this food is featured with a special aroma.Because of the uniqueness of that, the costumers are not only from the mediocre but it is also already subscribed to both the officials and entrepreneurs during festivals or other celebrations.
How to cook it is also very simple, after wrapped into Keririt leaves,tied it into 10-pack with the same leaves. After it is boiled for about four hours,whre every two hours must be inverted in order to cooked evenly,Sungkui rice can be served with side dishes such as serondeng or other choice; pineapple sauce, opportunistic chicken, curry and rendang. Surely there must be the most mandatory that serondeng.To be perfect,it should also be added with lemang and srikaya. Srikaya here is intended as a dessert.It can be made with eggs, sugar and coconut milk that steamed.For food lovers, this one should be tried.It is guaranteed hooked on your tongue.

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Robo-Robo

Robo-Robo celebration (sometimes spelled Robok-Robok) is a tradition of mempawah people indigenous that are not currently known by domestic tourists but also foreign tourists.This celebration is held every Wednesday(rabu) in the last week of Safar according to the calendar of Hijiriah, therefore called ‘Robo-Robo’. This ritual usually begins after midday prayers, and for the people of Mempawah, the month of Safar is considered as a “month of blessing” and it is always looked forward.
Robo-Robo celebration is a flashback of the arrival of Ompu Daeng Menambon arrival from the Kingdom of Matan to the Kingdom of Mempawah which supposedly using 40 Bidar boats. This celebration is important because the arrival Ompu Menambon Daeng became the forerunner of entry and the development of Islam in Mempawah City. The highlight of Islamization took place during a time of transition in the Kingdom of Mempawah that originally Hindus became islamic kingdom.

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TAHU SINGKAWANG

Singkawang not only famous for its cultural diversity, but also rich in traditional foods.One of the famous food is ‘Tahu Singkawang’. if Sumedang (West Java) is famous for Tahu Sumedang,Singkawang City is also famous for its special food namely Tahu Singkawang.It is often used as a hand gift by travelers that come to Singkawang.
Flavor and aroma of Tahu Singkawang has its own characteristics.This food that made from traditional inggredient feels soft and clean,different from another Tahu that the taste is usually little sour. The byproduct of the manufacture of Tahu Singkawang are Tahu porridge and Tahu water. the difference-making of Tahu Singkawang from another Tahu is located in process of immersion. The Tahu of Singkawang is soaked by using salt water, do not use vinegar water which can cause the Tahu turn into yellow.

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