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Banjarmasin(and it's neighbours) in Pictures



This thread will contain photos taken by me around Banjarmasin.

Some info about the city:


- Population in 2010: 625,395


-Name meaning: Derived from the old-era spelling of the current name ,,Bandarmasih'' which means ,,Salty City''


-Geography: situated in/at the banks of the Barito and Martapura rivers


-Climate: Under the Köppen climate classification, Banjarmasin features a tropical rainforest climate.[citation needed] Temperatures are relatively constant throughout the year, averaging about 27 degrees Celsius, and the city has no real dry season. However Banjarmasin has noticeably wetter and drier times of the year.[citation needed] November through May forms the wettest part of the year while the remainder of the year is the drier part of the year. Banjarmasin on average sees just under 2600 mm of rain per year.


-History: Nan Serunai was an ancient kingdom in South Kalimantan, but soon it was replaced by Buddhist kingdom of Tanjungpuri. In the fourteenth century, Banjarmasin was part of the Hindu kingdoms of Negara Dipa and Negara Daha, a vassal of Majapahit. But Pangeran Samudera converted to become a Muslim in the fifteenth century. Following this Banjarmasin was founded at the junction of the Barito and Martapura Rivers on 24 September 1526. The Dutch opened trade there in 1606. The British controlled the city for several brief periods. The British East India Company (EIC) started trading with the city, which they called Tamborneo or Tomborneo, in 1614. In 1703 the EIC established a factory there, which the inhabitants destroyed four years later. The EIC attempted, highly unsuccessfully, to trade with the city between 1736 and 1746, and then in 1747 the Sultan signed a treaty with the Dutch giving them a trade monopoly.


-Demographics: 96% of the population is Muslim. Other religions include Protestants, Catholics, Hindus and Buddhists.[1] The city is the home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Banjarmasin

Pictures coming once my (premiere) photos are uploaded.
 

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I should start with a sunrise picture taken this morning (UTC +8) near my house (the sun is visible here).

1. Sunrise in Banjarmasin


 

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I am delighted and excited to see your take of Banjarmasin... and I am excited to have a unique city that you'll show us here over time. I mean, not a lot of people know about the city located on the southeastern corner of Borneo, in which it faces Java Sea to the south and vast tracts of forests can be found north of the city... Looking forward to your showcase! Take your time, and just do your best. :yes: :hug:
 

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^^ :check: Yes, five hours later and my photos are still not yet completely uploaded yet :bash::bash: .
 

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^^ :check: Yes, five hours later and my photos are still not yet completely uploaded yet :bash::bash: .
Take your time... For Flickr, uploads are done by batches of 200 images. And for faster uploads, you might want to go to an Internet cafe so that you can upload multiple images at once. I upload my stuff at university: for a set of around 500 new images, I could upload and edit them in around 10 minutes total.
 

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^^^^^^^^^
1. I only have 50 images to upload
2. Internet cafes here are usually packed with kids (some of them at my age) playing online gaming(mostly).
 

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Finally done uploading! :banana: (After more than 10 hours :bash: ) Posted in a few moments :cheers: :)
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 1

It is named like that because this event occurs only during the month of Ramadhan, and has been around since atleast 1985. Withe some exceptions, the cake market has always been held at the northernmost part of Jalan Lambung Mangkurat and as a result that well-trafficked avenue is closed during the Ramadhan.

1. Once i left Meratus Street i take this photo of the easternmost parts of Jalan Mayjend Sutoyo S.,


Sutoyo Street | Jalan Sutoyo by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

2. As you can see on the first picture there is a 6 story high T/O building, well here's a closer look at it :) :


Tokyo Hotel // Hotel Tokyo | T/O by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

3. Keluarga Berencana (Family Planning) Roundabout where Ma., Sutoyo Street and (I forgot the name :doh: ) meet


KB Roundabout in central Banjarmasin by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

4. Sabilal Muhtadin Grand Mosque as seen from the main entrance gate to that mosque.


Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque from the main gate by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

5. If one is visiting the cake market then turn left or follow the ''Kantor Gubernur''(Governor's Office) sign :) .


Street Sign // Rambu Jalan by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 2

It is named like that because this event occurs only during the month of Ramadhan, and has been around since atleast 1985. Withe some exceptions, the cake market has always been held at the northernmost part of Jalan Lambung Mangkurat and as a result that well-trafficked avenue is closed during the Ramadhan.

6. Once i arrived at the cake market i walked straight to it (the following photos is taken (mostly) while i'm walking).

[6.1 Sorry for including moustaches here :)]

2013 Ramadan Cake Market| 1 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

[6.2. Yes, this is an actual road.]

2013 Ramadan Cake Market | 2 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadan Cake Market | 3 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadan Cake Market | 4 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

[6.5: Oops, someone's mouth open! :)]

2013 Ramadan Cake Market | 5 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

[6.6 Photo taken while i'm waiting for my portion of martabak ]

2013 Ramadan Cake Market | 6 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 3

Once i walked further north i photographed the following two :


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 10 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 9 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

7. Now that i've purchased both the martabak and a certain local delicacy i went to the city's riverside walk, the Siring


River Panorama 2 | Wednesday, July 17th 2013 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


Watch tower construction from afar by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8. On the opposite (eastern) side of the Martapura River they(the municipal government here) are building a touristic watch tower/observation deck so visitors can have a better view of this part of town :) (That borpile is the equipment) :


Watch tower construction by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8.1. closer. :


Siring Timur from the southwest zoomed closer by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 4

Some more from part 3 :cheers: :


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 12 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


Western Siring at Lambung Mangkurat Street. by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8.3. the Dewi Bridge and the now abandoned Metro HiCity in the distance

The city (Banjarmasin) in the distance by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8.4. Him self .


People's Portraits | 2 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8.5. A Panorama of the northern end (almost) of the cake market.


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 11 /Panorama by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8. On the opposite (eastern) side of the Martapura River they(the municipal government here) are building a touristic watch tower/observation deck so visitors can have a better view of this part of town :) (That borpile is the equipment) :


Watch tower construction by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

8.1. closer. :


Siring Timur from the southwest zoomed closer by bozenBDJ, on Flickr​
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 5

Continued from part 4 :

9. Cooking some kind of halal meat.


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 16 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

10. Walking back into the cake market for awhile i took the following


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 15 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

[10.1. Sabilal Muhtadin Grand Mosque from the western pedestrian at Lambung Mangkurat street.]


Sabilal Muhtadin Mosque from the east by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 14 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 17 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 16 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 

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2013 (1434 Hijrah) Ramadhan Cake Market // Pasar Wadai


Part 6

Final part of the cake market:

11. A Woman on her cellphone.


People's Portraits | 2 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

12. A Panorama picture of the area around the location of my parked bicycle
(Yes, that's my bike on the extreme left ;) )


2013 Ramadhan Cake Market | 15 /2 Panorama by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

13. But just before i left i took a couple more photos of the grand mosque (again from outside) :


Sabilal Muhtadin Grand Mosque seen from the eastern public area by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


Sabilal Muhtadin Grand Mosque seen from the eastern public area by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 

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  1. D.I. Panjaitan and S. Parman Street



14. The Headquarters of the province's largest daily newspaper [by daily ciculation numbers], the Banjarmasin Post . (for which my family is a subscriber of :lol:) :


Banjarmasin Post Headquarters by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

15. [See the title of the photo]


Two Government Houses by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

16. [See the title of the photo]


Unknown(to me) House at S. Parman Street by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


the (still unused) new Mayor's house ar S. Parman street by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


the (still unused) new Mayor's house ar S. Parman street by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

17. the Mahligai Pancasila, the most conveniantly located building in this city that is used for various kinds of events. ;) :


Mahligai Pancasila | 2 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr


Mahligai Pancasila | 1 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

 

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Hotel Tokyo and Lambung Mangkurat Street

Friday, July 19th, 2013 | 10th Ramadhan 1434 H
Part 1

21. the city skyline as viewed from one of the (planned) hotel rooms on the fourth floor of the Hotel Tokyo :


Hotel Tokyo Panorama 2 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

22. Same as # 21. this time from the 4th floor atria :


Hotel Tokyo Panorama 1 by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

23. then once i've cycled further i parked my bicycle inside the 'public area' seen from the last photo series, here the KNPI Building is visible :

KNPI Building | 3fl by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

24. then once i've walked a bit further into the open part of Lambung Mangkurat Street , here the Plasa Telkom is visible:


Plasa Telkom by bozenBDJ, on Flickr

25. Again, the KNPI Building this time taken from the same spot as where # 24. was taken :


KNPI Building | 3fl by bozenBDJ, on Flickr
 
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