Floating Market is an iconic of Banjarmasin city. There are three well known Floating Market in Banjarmasin; Muara Kuin Floating Market, Siring Floating Market and Lok Baintan Floating Market. All these traditional markets have a unique characteristic where the merchants are selling their products on "jukung" or traditional boat.
Lok Baintan Floating Market is the most crowded among other floating market which located in Pinang River, Banjar and only 10 kms away from Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Banjarmasin. The hotel provides FREE tour to Lok Baintan Floating Market if you booked directly through our website. Commerce acitivity here starts from 6 am to 9.30 am (GMT +8). The products you will find at Lok Baintan Floating Market are vegetables, fish, fruits, traditional cookies and snacks.
What makes Lok Baintan Floating Market more rare and unique is that the buyers usually pay in barter method. Rupiah is not a main currency exchange here. So generally, people will exchange crops such as vegetables and fruits and the exchange amount depends on the agreement between merchant and buyers.
If you visit Banjarmasin, don't forget to take a tour to Lok Baintan Floating Market and create moments!