Banjarmasin is the city known as the city of a thousand rivers. In Banjarmasin, there is a traditional market that is better known as Muara Kuin Floating Market, this market is located in the Barito river waters at the mouth of the river Muara Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Muara Kuin Floating Market is a traditional market which is above the river. All merchants and buyers use jukung. Jukung is the name of tradisional boat in Banjarmasin.
Floating market has no such organization in the market on the mainland, so it does not record how many traders and merchants based on visitors or distribution of merchandise.
The unique of the market is still common barter transactions (commodity exchange in lieu of money) between the traders. This transaction in a Banjarmasin language known by the name “Bapanduk”.
This Market is also have a special locations. There are specific locations where the traders selling coconuts, especially for fruits and vegetables, a special location to sell fish, shrimp and other seafoods. There is also a special location for the traders selling food in the morning for breakfast.
If you want to visit this place and go from Syamsudin Noor Airport, Banjarbaru or from the Banjarmasin City, your journey is approximately 1 hour. Arriving at the dock of Muara Kuin, you can rent a boat. Muara Kuin Floating Market activity has been going on since early morning, around 04.30 a.m until 08.00 a.m or more.