Sunday, June 19, 2011
Muara Kuin Floating Market
Muara Kuin Floating Market is a traditional floating market which is above the mouth of the Barito River in Kuin River, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The merchants and buyers to use boats, boats in a language called Banjar. This market began after the Fajr prayer until after seven o'clock in the morning. Sunrise reflecting light between the transaction vegetables and garden produce from the villages along the Barito River and its tributaries.
Boating women traders who sell their own production or the neighbors called the hamlet, while the second hand of the hamlet who buy for resale called panyambangan. The specialty of this market is still common among the traders barter transactions boating, which is in a language called Banjar bapanduk.
Kuin floating market is now likely extinct following a change in land markets. Many tourists who visit Kuin had to swallow disappointment because it does not encounter the exotic markets stretching over the water.
Extinction of traditional markets in the region "a thousand rivers" was triggered by a greedy land culture and supported by regional development which is always oriented to the mainland. Channels of rivers and canals destroyed roads replaced with ease. Communities that have had a lot of boats, is now proud to have a motorcycle or car.