Banjarmasin Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Banjarmasin Things to Do

  • SUNDAY MORNING Floating Market

    Floating Market or Pasar Terapung is a traditioil market on the river of Barito, this is a trading activities of peoples who live along the Muara Kuin (Queen Estuary) where buyers and sellers use a small canoe or JUKUNG towards Barito river and undergo their transactionThe Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market which already exist...

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  • BANJARMASIN GROUND ZERO

    When I was escorting Martapura River which crossing Banjarmasin downtown, in front of Governor Office, there is a monument which stand elegantly at the side of Martapura River, this monument was established since the Dutch Colony, look as an exotic entity of Banjarmasin Landmark which decided as downtown Ground Zero.A pier was also established...

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  • HANGING BRIDGE

    I took a land trip from Banjarmasin downtown to Lok Baintan Floating Market, on the way back to Banjarmasin I took a route via Lok Baintan Hanging Bridge, a wooden made hanging bridge over Martapura river which located at Sungai Tabuk District, we could see floating market site in a faraway distance and Lok Baintan jetty.This bridge was connecting...

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  • LOK BAINTAN FLOATING MARKET

    There were two popular Floating Markets so far, one located at the Kuin (originated from QUEEN) estuary of the Barito Canal called as MUARA KUIN Floating Market and another located at Martapura river canals which popular with LOK BAINTAN Floating MarketMuara Kuin is a traditional market which already exist since the era of Sultanate Banjarmasin...

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  • Muara Kuin Floating Market

    Floating Market or Pasar Terapung is a traditioil market on the river of Barito, this is a trading activities of peoples who live along the Muara Kuin (Queen Estuary) where buyers and sellers use a small canoe or JUKUNG towards Barito river and undergo their transactionThe Floating Market of Banjarmasin is a traditional market which already exist...

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  • TRI SAKTI HARBOR

    TRI SAKTI HARBOR was a big port which located at the east bank of Barito river, you would see a big ship which loads woods, coals, timber and other natural resources which will be deliver to another island ... there are also a big ship for commuter transportation.

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  • Durian

    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...

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  • The floating market - El mercado...

    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 marketIn 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...

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  • Vegetables - Verdura

    it is not only fruit what they buy and sell in the boats also carry many types of vegetablesCertainly I do not know what are those leaves that they are are carrying on the boats No solo fruta es lo que compran y venden, los botes llevan también muchos tipos de verdurasPor cierto no se que son esas hojas que llevan en los botes

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  • Bananas - Platanos

    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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  • Today Rambutan - Hoy Rambutan

    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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  • Purchasers or sellers ? - Compradora o...

    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...

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  • Sunset and Sunrise - Puesta y salida del...

    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...

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  • All say Hello - Todos saludan

    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...

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  • A vote is a vote - Un boto es un boto

    During election time politicians do not lose the opportunity to make their campaigns to get votes Cuando llegan las elecciones los políticos no pierden la oportunidad de hacer sus campañas para conseguir votos

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Banjarmasin Transportation

  • FLY B GARUDA

    A trip to BANJARMASIN long long ago was sailing from Jakarta or Semarang, crossing Java Sea but today there were many flights which connect Banjarmasin from Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya and Yogyakarta.From Jakarta Soekarno Hatta (Cengkareng) Airport to Banjarmasin Syamsuddin Noor Airport would take about 1 hour 55 minutes minutes and from Syamsuddin...

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  • MINIVAN

    I was taken a chance to take this trip when I was traveling from Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan) to Palangkaraya (Central Kalimantan) by minivan sharing taxi, whether via travel agent or just get it on by stop the car on the road side ..... if you want to know how I was getting this sharing taxi which recommended by local peoples from...

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  • Reach Banjarmasin from Jakarta and to...

    From Java, Banjarmasin city can be reached through Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang. Airlines are Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya, CityLink and Lion Air. Garuda Indonesia flies three times a day from Jakarta to Banjarmasin. From Jakarta, the ticket starts from Rp 450,000. The flight duration is about one and half hour. From the Airport to City CenterFrom...

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Banjarmasin Shopping

  • Diamond, Gemstones, Jewellery

    Pasar (market) Antasari is one of a big market in Banjarmasin city, is a trading center which located in the center of Banjarmasin city, you could find various kind of daily necessities, from fashion, vegetables, shirts, diamond, gemstones etc Pasar Antasari also one of trading center where you could find various kind of Jewellery.You could buy...

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  • The real batik...

    It is the only real banjar batik shop we have found.The canvas itself is imported from another island but the motifs and technics are banjar.They sew the patterns on to the bandanna and then plunge it into water with pigment. The sewed together parts stay white.The type I bought was named 'paris' and the canvas was silk. You can see business is...

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  • This is amazing.....

    This is not a shop. This is a man sitting on the street who makes stamps. As a matter affect there are a few men having a stand in this straat.The amazing fact is they cut the stamps with nives. The letters , the logo , the curves...All in a few houres. A stamp. What else.Just walk arround and watch the stamps they have already made and see what...

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Banjarmasin Local Customs

  • Straw hats - Sombrero de paja

    All women have their head covered with very bright coloured scarf , but when the sun heats up most of them wear a straw hat to protect them of the sun and to get some ventilation in the headTodas las mujeres llevan tapada la cabeza con pañiuelos de colores muy brillantes, pero cuando calienta mucho el sol se ponen se ponen el sombrero de paja para...

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  • Washing by the river

    If you hire a boat to see the floating market, you'll notice many of the people who live in wooden huts by the river washing there.

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Banjarmasin Warnings and Dangers

  • To get a Klotok - Conseguir un Klotok

    It is not easy to get a Klotok (Small boat with an engine that makes a noise that sounds like klo klo)We wanted to visit the channels and we thought that in the river side we we would find a place were the klotoks were moored, but was unsuccessful.We asked to many people and everyone said that they had a friend who could be called and he would come...

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  • Lack of alcohol

    It's very difficult to get a drink, since this is a Muslim area. You can get a glass of beer in the top hotels but it will be served in a glass covered by paper, so no-one else can see it is beer. That's islam for you.

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  • Just to prepare you on what to expect

    From sunrise till late in the evening a stream of motorcyclists , cars , kijangs , busses...passes by. And the benzine they use is undoubtedly without an ecologic label.The smell is immensely...As for the motorcycles and so on...they appear to be going nowhere. It seems they have the greatest fun to drive arround..Also , their driving manners seems...

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Banjarmasin Tourist Traps

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    Oh No...Flat Tire and Long Wait

    by Rinjani Written Jan 8, 2011

    If you use public transportation in Banjarmasin, prepare to have lot dosage of patience. Our travel includes waiting two hours in terminal, two times flat tire of the car.

    Fun Alternatives: Dont wait in terminal. Wait outside and ask around car from Banjarmasin to Kandangan without getting to terminal. For this you have to wait or walk outside terminal (500 meter to 1 kilometer)

    If you feel that the driver is not practice safe driving or you sense that something wrong with the car, calm and gentle reminder from you is necessary. If not, get out of the car and wait for other car to pass you by. The risk is that you have to wait for another car that may take time (again), but safety is still safety that needs to be prioritized. Listen to your gut instinct.

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Banjarmasin Off The Beaten Path

  • The local zoo...highlight

    Luckely the zoo hasn't got a large collection.Apart from a camel , some birds , three sad orang utans , a few probiscus monkeys , a leaf monkey , a casuaris and a cat...Just one animal I should mention.THE BELGIAN CHICKENS...The main attraction if you ask me.(but of course you didn't)Some ethics? Can I go to a zoo that doesn't treat his animals to...

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  • The local zoo...

    Just adding another picture...to give you an idea how the sunbears are living.The most amazing story and thing I've ever seen was a cage where they had kept a Python , an otter and a lizard together. The story was that they had a bit off an argument at the beginning , who is going to be boss...but then everything went just fine.NO , I DIDN'T ASKED...

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  • The local zoo....

    There are always a few things I want to see. And the zoo is one of those things. I think how people treat animals tells a lot about cultural differences. What do you see when you take a deep look into this youngsters eyes? Al the animals here are in very small cages build above a dirty smelly creek. They don't get much attention...they where not...

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Banjarmasin General

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    SOTO BANJAR

    by meiyergani Written Oct 19, 2015

    Favorite thing: Soto Banjar is one of popular cuisine in Banjarmasin, if you are attend a wedding party or even just small party, inauguration or Birthday, the host commonly prepare this kind of soup which prepare in a cup..... the soup is specific with slices of chicken meats and slices of boiled eggs, add some chilli if you like a hot soup

    Fondest memory: Soto Banjar is also popular cuisine in Indonesia, sometime f you are traveling to another city out of Kalimantan, you would find some restaurants which also offer soto banjar in their menu

    Soto Banjar
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