The Lok Baintan Floating Market is usually held from just after dawn until the boats disperse mid-morning. The traders are mostly locals women offering goods to anyone on the river, including tourists in modern motor boats. The traders approach in their klotok (traditional boats) and hawk their goods, ranging from fruits, such as mango, bananas, guavas and oranges, to vegetables like cassava leaves, water spinach and cauliflowers, to traditional snacks.
Traditional snacks is delicious as the locals has a talent to cook it even they cook on the boat. Enjoy the morning sunshine by seeing how local people do transactions, don’t forget to taste the traditional cakes of Banjarmasin.
In this market the traders respect one another: the bumps are inevitable and indeed necessary for them to communicate and even to trade with one another. Uniquely, they often do not use money for trade, but instead do business by barter system; trading one item for another.
Grade : Easy
Transport : Land transport, bamboo raft, wooden boat and some walking
Accommodation : Hotel and lodge
Meals : Full board meals during on the trip
Schedule : Available on requests
Possible to combine with Bamboo rafting adventure and trekking at Meratus mountain