(Small Story of Day) : One Day in A Traditional Market

What do you feel when you come to a traditional market?
Crowded, untidy, mixed smells, but all you can buy there
You can bargain, but actually it is unfair for the vendors
From traditional market you can get wisdom
Struggle, friendship, intrigue, fresh products and traditions
Things you will not get from ultra-modern super or hypermarket.

(Semarang, 11 June 2013)


ImageWhich one will you buy?

ImageAll fresh

ImageBuy me! buy me! said the veggies…

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Kangen ke pasar tradisional spt ini, kangen bau rempah2, transaksi tawar menawarnya juga seru :D.

    1. Iya, itu yang gak bisa didapet dari pasar2 modern sekarang. Seruuu..

  2. uni fauzia says:

    Bambang..coba fokus pada buah2an/sayurAN…(IMEJ JARAK DEKAT)

  3. Mari jadikan pasar tradisional sbg national heritage.

    1. Dengan kondisi lebih bersih, namun tetap murah.

  4. Chas Spain says:

    The produce looks so beautiful and fresh – you could get healthy just standing next to all of those fruit and veggies. I was sorry that when I visited Indonesia recently I didn’t get time to find any local markets. (I was working and it was all very busy going from meeting to meeting.) I remember visiting my first market in Indonesia and how amazing it was.

    1. Yes, and we taught our students to buy in traditional market and bargain if it is considered too expensive. Most of us prefer going shopping in modern hypermarket/minimarket to the traditional one, and it is so sadly said.

      Next time I believe you’ll visit it again 🙂

      1. Chas Spain says:

        It’s a shame people are shopping in that way. We have great markets in Melbourne but the smaller markets struggle in places. Of course most people shop in the big supermarkets.

      2. Yes, as it is much easier, the price has been fixed and comfortable. However it loses market’s original meaning.

  5. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful photos of fresh healthy veggies. How could one resist buying from this lovely lady with the bright smile and hopeful face?

    1. Hehehe…we cannot insist, though bargaining is a must.

  6. tinsyam says:

    timunsuri, kecipir, lama ga lihat..

    1. Timun suri kan bentar lagi ada Mbak…di Bekasi banyak kan?

      1. tinsyam says:

        iya mo musim ramadhan selalu ada timun suri..

      2. Tapi apa bulan depan udah mulai?

  7. I love traditional markets!

    1. Me too…how about there? Do they look similar to ours?

  8. oh those tomatoes look so lovely

    1. Yes, and still fresh..

  9. ibuseno says:

    Selalu terharu sekaligus kagum liat mbok2 yg jualan di pasar gini

    1. Ayo ke pasar tradisional lagi…

      1. ibuseno says:

        Kalo di Jakarta jarang ada Mbok2 gini di pastradnya cak

  10. elam says:

    Gimana mas, harga jengkol masih mahal gak? Hehe…

    1. Kayaknya yg paling mahal ya di Jabar. Hahahahaa..

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