Floating Market (Pasar Terapung) Lok Baintan Martapura South Kalimantan. Lok Baintan Floating Market is a traditional floating market located in the village of Sungai Pinang (Lok Baintan), Tabuk River district, Banjar. In general, Lok Baintan Floating Market is not different than Floating Market in the Muara Kuin River / Barito River. Both are traditional markets in the boats that sell a variety of merchandise, such as the production of agricultural / plantation and lasted not very long, the longest about three to four hours. The market has been floating around since the days of the Sultanate of Banjar.
Along the coast of The Martapura Lokbaintan river is looked boat convoy to the location of the floating market. The boat is owned by traders and farmers who will market their crops. They come from a variety of branch Martapura River, such as Lenge River, Bakung River , Paku Alam River, Bunut Saka River, Madang River, Tanifah River, and Lok Baintan River.
To get to the floating market of Lok Baintan from the city center can be reached by the two alternatives. The first alternative go along the edge of Martapura river by using klotok, a type of motorized sampan. With klotok, traveling from downtown to the floating market fairly quickly because it takes 30 minutes. The second alternative to the use of land vehicles such as cars. However, for the second alternative which takes an hour longer to reach the floating market. That is because the field trips that tend to be heavy and tortuous.
Floating market activity began at 9:00 am until 11:30 am. They sell a variety of merchandise, such as vegetables, fruits, traditional cakes, and others. What is interesting from the floating market is a system of exchange of goods. At the floating market is not making money as a major transaction. Because the seller and buyer in the floating market still apply barter system.
Generally, the merchandise to be bartered is crops of vegetables and fruits. Magnitude and the number of balance results between the two sides depend of barter agreement . If they agree, then each will get the items as you wish and then used for personal purposes at home.