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Kota Banjarmasin (River City), Kalimantan Selatan Indonesia

Location : Kota Banjarmasin, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia.

Welcome to the city of bridges, rivers, canals and boats. It may be the Dutch’s very first base in Borneo hundreds of years ago with ever growing industrialization especially petroleum, plywood and the very popular ‘tikar lampit’ but certain things do not change at all – their farming life, river transportation and the floating/stilted houses along the banks of its Barito River and Martapura River. It is like time stood still for these simple Banjarese people. Some belian stilts might have buckled with age but the Banjar’s traditional life stays solid as ever and that is what makes the most ancient city of Borneo 700,000 people so unique.

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Panjang=length, lebar=width

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Sungai Martapura

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House at Martapura river

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Tourist boats(klotot) at the promenade

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Tour operator office

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Floating cafe

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Very well kept riverfront

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This waterspraying monkey attracts many visitors

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Icon of Banjarmasin Bekantan or proboscis monkey. Lighted with multiple colours at night

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Strolling the streets of Banjarmasin after dinner upon arrival, we bumped into Mr Oyonk a Dayak Ngaju from Muara Teweh. After chatting with him over ojek fees, he volunteered to give us a city tour for the next day. Little did we know that the next few days our lives in Kalsel would be in his hands and good hands too. We visited the tourism office to meet his friend, the old mosque in Banjarmasin and the interesting ‘Pasar Lama’ or old street market. Let our photos tell you more stories.

Masjid Jami’ (Wikipedia)

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At the belian mosque “Masjid Jami’”

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Pasar lama / Old street marketculture, dayak, native, Ethnic Banjarese, Borneo, Kota Seribu Sungai, river city, pasar lama, street market, obyek wisata, Tourism, tourist attraction, tradisional, traditional, 馬辰

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At the local ‘kueh’ stall while hiding from the rain

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Palm sugar

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Traditional weighing scale

Town

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Roundabout in the city

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Menara Padang, tourist office is inside this building

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Tourism officer on the left

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At the biggest mosque”Masjid Raya Sabilai Muhtadin”

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New museum

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One of the oldest belian house in town-heritage

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Gas tank at the back of the bike of a food vendor

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An old Chinese house. Door panel with Chinese characters.

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The biggest Chinese temple here

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Translated as ‘Tourist toilet’

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Airports

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Banjarmasin airport “Syamsudin Noor International Airport”

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Terminal 1 Jakarta aiport hall

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Teak wood carving at Terminal 1 Jakarta

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Handphone charging cabinet provided FOC for travellers at airport. Something every airport should emulate, afterall we are charged airport tax aren’t we.

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