I already talked about my trip to Banjarmasin and Martapura about three months ago and I shared about Floating Market at Lok Baintan, Banjarmasin, South Borneo too. Now, let me share a deeper look to Cahaya Bumi Selamat, Martapura; market complex of handicraft and souvenir and most of it from diamond, polished stone, wood craft, rottan, dried tree skin, T-Shirt, Kain Sasirangan, and much more. This posted is dedicated to my lovely friend who really loves everything about her beloved country, Indonesia (go check her awesome travel stories all around Indonesia which each of it is completed with cute lovely illustration and cool photographs).
Handicraft and souvenir from polished stone
Talking about South Borneo especially Martapura, we couldn’t separated it from diamond (the town itself is called ‘Town of Diamond’), so their ultimate souvenir is everything about diamond in varied colours and prices. Besides that, long time ago, when I talked about handicraft from South Borneo, it would be accessories and souvenir from polished stone (in geology it is called as gravel, but i’ll use the ‘custom’ language). Those gravels are turned in to ring, necklace, earring, bracelet, pendant, and any other handicraft.
Natural bead, plastic bead, and synthetic bead; choose any kind of handicraft you want from these materials. It would be easily found here (actually there were so much more handicraft options than what is showed by picture below).
Dried tree skin, wood, and rottan made crafts
Looking something unique, there are so many accessories and souvenirs which made of plant and any part of tree such us; dried roof, dried skin of tree, fiber of plant, etc. The product are varied from bag, belt, displays, and others and others (better explore the market by your own, kekekekeke)
Actually, there were much more than what I’ve shown above, i should take more photograph while being there T_T.