Banjarmasin is the capital of the province of South Kalimantan
Banjarmasin is abundant with wide and mighty rivers. The rivers have always been a part of Banjarese way of life. To this very day, every morning there are floating markets in which farmers and traders brought their goods to trade on boats. It has always been a farmers’ market and it’s interesting to see the genuine river-based way of life. The rivers are also the main venues for boat races and other festivities.
It's a worth trip to take a klotok trip early morning and visit two of big floating markets in Banjarmasin, named Pasar Kuin and Lokbaintan. There can be seen before the sunrise, people gathers using boats and do transaction for fresh veggies, fruits, meats and fish and several daily utensils, from tooth paste, shampoo, soya sauce to condensed milk!
And not to be missed is about floating resto among the boats of veggies and fruits. You can pick the snacks from your boat and order their local light soup called Soto Banjar, served with rice cake named ketupat
Last update on 7 May 2010
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