The 6 best public markets in Indonesia

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Where can you find the freshest produce when it comes to markets in Indonesia?

Indonesia is a great producer of commodities like rice, cassava, peanuts, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, poultry, beef, pork, and eggs. When visiting this agricultural country, it will be best if you already know Indonesia shopping prices. Only then can you visit their markets, do a bit of haggling and get the freshest ingredients for your dishes. 

Indonesia shopping prices and best food market guide

As with the rest of Asia, Indonesia shopping prices are reasonable if you know where. Their markets offer a rich variety of meat and produce while promising an interesting shopping experience for all.

1. Pasar Terapung Lok Baintan

 

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Although tourists flock to the rivers in Kalimantan to see colourful sights, likewise it is also a busy bustling centre for trade. Hence, you will see a lot of sellers loading and unloading fresh meat and produce from their traditional boats while making their way through the busy river.

For the most part, it is a floating trade centre. So aside from groceries, you can also buy traditional items and souvenirs on each boat. The beautiful sight and undoubtedly affordable Indonesia shopping prices make this floating market a must-visit!

Schedule: Sunday-Saturday 6 AM- 9 AM

Address: Jalan Sungai Martapura, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

Sample Pricing: 1gallon milk - $5, 12 eggs - $ 2, 1pound potato - $1

2. Badung Market

 

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This market is known to be the biggest traditional market on the island as it offers a variety of fresh fruits, seafood, kitchen wares, home items and many more! Badung Market is a meeting point for farmers, retailers, and consumers, thus pricing is very affordable and is negotiable.

Schedule: 6 AM- 12 Noon

Address: Jalan Sulawesi No. 1, Dangin Puri Kangin, Denpasar

Sample Pricing: 1 pound white rice - $0.50, 1 pound local cheese - $3

3. Pasar Gede Solo

 

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Because this market in Solo, Central Java, is a cultural heritage because of its historical and cultural value, it's definitely a must see. Truly, Pasar Gede Solo is a charming place to visit. It is a melting pot of European architecture, Javanese decor, and an authentic Chinese vibe, as it is located at Solo’s Chinatown area. Known as a culinary centre, this market is beloved by both locals and tourists alike. So enjoy shopping and don’t forget to try their native Indonesian food, too!

Schedule: Sunday-Saturday 12 AM

Address: Jalan Jend. Urip Sumoharjo, Surakarta, Indonesia

Sample Pricing: 1 pound tomato - $0.50, 1 lettuce head - $1

4. Kedonganan Fish Market

 

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Locally referred to as “Pasar Ikan Tradisional Kedonganan” and inaccurately as “Jimbaran Fish Market”, Kedonganan fish Market is Bali’s major seaside marketplace. In this market, fishing boats haul off their fresh catch daily.

You can shop for fresh mahi-mahi, tuna, red snapper and many more! South of the market are rows of seafood restaurants that you can try, too.

Schedule: 6 AM – 6 PM

Address: Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, Kedonganan

Sample Pricing: Starts from $2 per kg. and more for rarer catches.

5. Candi Kuning Market

 

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Locals call this market “Pasar Merta Sari Candi Kuning” or “Pasar Bedugul” and they are known for their galore of fresh tropical fruits and flowers. Not only will you find sweet mangosteen, bananas, tamarillos, tangerines and strawberries for sale, but native souvenirs too! 

Schedule: 8 AM – 8 PM

Address: Jalan Kebun Raya Bedugul, Candi Kuning, Bedugul, Tabanan

Sample Pricing: 1 kg. strawberries - $4

6. Pasar Sindu Night Market in Bali

 

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If you're looking for a market that offers fresh produce, seafood, spices, and flowers before sunrise then visit this market. You should be able to find it easily because it is situated at the northern end of Sanur’s Jalan Danau Tamblingan road.

In the afternoon, this charmingly transforms into a food market. Around 150 stands line up its white ceramic-tiled lanes. By 6 PM, local food carts and stalls open up. If you're looking to sample some delicious native delicacies all in one place, this is the place to be!

Schedule: 7 AM – 11 PM

Address: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, Bali

Sample pricing: 10 satay sticks with steamed rice - $2

Be prepared to spend because, with these Indonesia shopping prices, you will want to. We hope this food market guide will help you make the best of it when you visit this country! It's friendly people and bountiful tropical harvest is just waiting to be discovered.