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Floating Market

Floating Market is a traditional market that is above the Barito river in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The merchants and buyers to use boats or boat. The market began after the dawn prayer until after at 07.00 am. The sun rises and it will reflect the light in the transaction of vegetables and garden produce from the villages along the Barito river and its tributaries.

By watching the panorama, tourists as if they were sightseeing. The Jukung or boat with a cargo of merchandise vegetables, fruits, fish and all kinds of household goods available at the floating market. When the sun started to come up the market gradually began to be deserted, the merchants began to leave the market and bring the results obtained from the sale and purchase.

Unique atmosphere of this floating market is crammed between large and small boats, they are looking for buyers and sellers who are always milling to and fro and the waves are always shaky play Barito river. Floating market does not have an organization like the container market on the mainland, so it is not recorded how many traders has. Boating women traders who sell their products themselves or a neighbor and called the hamlet, and a second hand purchase from the hamlet to resell called Panyambangan. Things privileges of the market is still common barter transactions between the merchants boating.