Banjarmasin Things to Do

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    Having breakfast.....a different way...

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jul 17, 2003

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    Do you remember , your childhood days? Going to the fair and fishing for little ducks?

    Well your going to need that skills now.

    If you rent a boat to go to the floating marked I recommand you have breakfast as well at the marked.

    First you let your captain get really close to the boat of the restaurantman. Then you get a stick with a nail in it so you can pick your breakfast.

    Whats for breakky?
    -boiled eggs
    -different sorts of Indonesian doughnuts
    -baked banana
    -lontong (rice wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked for several houres so it becomes sort of a ricebal. Can be perked up with some nuts ...)
    -some really tasty sweet things. (the green things in a plastic wrap)
    -a sort of pretzel
    -some really delicious coffee

    Just a little story I wanted to ad.
    At the other side of the boat , a boat with like 12 little girls came for breakfast. As we had to pay our bill it turned out to be 13.500 IR.
    ( Very cheap - we had 4 coffee , 26 pieces , and one lunchwrap)
    They all where looking over the restaurantboat at us to see who had eaten such a large amout of sweeterys.....and the boatsman pointed at me........

    breakfast boat
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    good fortune...

    by belgianchocolate Written Jul 16, 2003

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    Just to make sure our trip had an happy ending we paid visits to every possible religion in the city...

    So we did make an offer at this chinese temple. This is a nice one. But the other one , more located in the center is nicer...

    Don't worry to wander arround. These people are verry proud about the building and are happy that you are interested and taking pictures...

    chinese temple

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    the people...

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jul 19, 2003

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    The people here are the largest attraction.
    So open , happy...

    Totally different from european culture is that these people love to pose for pictures. It is sort of an honor.

    A small hint : it might be useful not to where your camera visible. They seem to be realy dissapointed when you don't want to take a picture of them.

    Lontong : If you look behind these girls you can spot a whole shelf of lontongs. Careful woven leaves filled with rice and cooked for a few houres...

    lets pose
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    boat builders.....

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    The day we rented a boat to go to the floating marked , we also stopped by an island where 500 families lived.
    The major activity of the island was building boats.

    A boat lasts about 7 till 10 years- depends on which wood was used - before it fades away.
    Even the nails are made of wood. Iron wood. They also use this wood for the piles of the houses.

    A boat cost arround 2.500 000 ir.

    boat island

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    Durian

    by elpariente Updated Dec 27, 2014

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    Who has once tasted the "Durian", he will not forget it again in all his life
    For those who do not know it I'll tell you that has a very pungent smell, as blue cheese, in fact in many hotels and transports it is prohibited to take durian
    If you dare to try it once you will seethat it has a very rich taste and you will see how you repeat
    El que ha probado una vez el "Durian", no se le vuelve a olvidar en la vida
    Para el que no conozca le diré que tiene un olor muy penetrante, como el queso de Cabrales, de hecho en muchos hoteles y transportes está prohibido
    Si te atreves a probarlo verás que tiene un sabor muy rico y verás como repites

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    sunrise over the rivers

    by ukirsari Written Sep 6, 2005

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    banjarmasin has 2 main rivers; martapura and barito which used as trade places among the locals as floating markets. enjoy the local scene in early morning by the rivers while awaiting the sunrise with a cup of tea or coffee. just order from a boat who offers delicacies.

    morning has broken at martapura river (c) ukirsari
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    floating market kuin and lokbaintan

    by ukirsari Written Sep 6, 2005

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    these are nice floating markets where the sellers in canoes gather around and sell many kinds of fruits, veggies, meals and snacks. if you're interesting just order and pull up the canoe beside the seller's.

    floating market kuin (c) ukirsari
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    exploring the canals

    by ukirsari Written Sep 6, 2005

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    banjarmasin, mainly tradings among locals happened on the rivers. so does the transportation, one to another connected by bridges and canals. then how about houses? also by the rivers. so exploring through the canals will be nice and feel how lively the rivers' life there!

    city by the rivers (c) ukirsari
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    The floating market - El mercado flotante

    by elpariente Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    We left the hotel at night to be at the riverbank at 5:30, because there we would pick the boat that shoul take us across the river to the floating market
    In a small outboard where we were both of us and the pilot, we went up the river for twenty kilometres up to the to market.
    At the beginning it was dark, then we started to see how the sun started to appear in the horizon and to see how was gaining strength until we had an splendid sunrise
    On the banks of the river we saw people stretching, washing, moving, eating ... until we arrived to the market area that was an explosion of color
    Note for those who like photography: This is a magical place to take pictures because of its colorful, you visit it with the first light of morning and the people is very friendly
    Salimos del hotel de noche para estar a la orilla del río a las 5:30 pues allí nos iba a recoger el bote que nos llevó por el río hasta el mercado flotante
    En un fueraborda pequeño en el que íbamos nosotros dos y el piloto, recorrimos los veinte kilómetros por el río hasta llegar al mercado.
    Al empezar estaba oscuro, luego empezamos a ver como clareaba el sol que fue cogiendo fuerza hasta que tuvimos una salida de sol espléndida.
    En las orillas del río se veía a la gente que empezaba a desperezarse, lavarse, a movilizarse... hasta que llegamos a la zona del mercado que era una auténtica explosión de colorido
    Nota para los que les guste la fotografía : Este es un sitio mágico para hacer fotos, por su colorido, porque se visita con la primera luz de la mañana y por la amabilidad de sus gentes

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    Children - Los niños

    by elpariente Updated Dec 6, 2014

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    At dusk all children go to play in the water
    Children always laugh , play, cry, swim, approach to the boat, greet ... and some of them "fly"
    A real demonstration of happiness
    Al atardecer todos los niños van a jugar en el agua
    Los niños no dejan de reír, juegan, se bañan, se acercan al barco, te saludan ... y algunos "vuelan"
    Toda una demostración de alegría

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    All say Hello - Todos saludan

    by elpariente Written Dec 6, 2014

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    When you go through the channel you have the feeling that you are invading the privacy of those who live there but at the end what you see are big smiles and the greets of everybody when passing

    Cuando paseas por el canal te da la sensación que estás invadiendo la intimidad de los que viven allí pero lo que ves son grandes sonrisas y que te saludan todos al pasar

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    Sunset and Sunrise - Puesta y salida del Sol

    by elpariente Written Dec 7, 2014

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    We tried to use our as best to use our time in Banjarmasin, so we saw in the river the sunset when we were visiting he Channels and also the sunrise when we were going to visit the floating market
    Red sun in the sunset and golden in the sunrise %c

    Intentamos aprovechar el tiempo en Banjarmasin de la mejor manera posible así que vimos la puesta de sao en el río cuando estábamos visitando los canales y la salida del sol cuando íbamos de camino hacia el mercado flotante.
    Sol rojo al atardecer y dorado al amanecer

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    Purchasers or sellers ? - Compradora o vendedora ?

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    The market seems timeless, it is a quiet place where the boats glide smoothly almost without moving the oars, no money is seen and you are not able to distinguish if they buy , if they sell or if the do both things

    El mercado parece un sitio atemporal, silencioso, donde las barcas se deslizan suavemente sin mover casi los remos, no se ve el dinero y al final no eres capaz de distinguir si compran, si venden o si hacen las dos cosas

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    Today Rambutan - Hoy Rambutan

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    At each time of the year the fruits of the season are sold and now they are selling "Rambutan"
    The colours and shapes of rambutan are very attractive %c%*
    En cada estación se venden las frutas de la temporada y ahora toca vender "rambutanes"
    Los colores y las formas del rambután son muy atractivos

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    Bananas - Platanos

    by elpariente Written Dec 8, 2014

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    With the weather so good they have, it's no wonder that the banana is one of the most common and popular fruits in this area

    Con el clima tan bueno que tiene no es de extrañar que el plátano sea una de las frutas más comunes en esta zona

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