Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sindhu traditional market in Sanur Bali


Entering markets in Bali can be a quite challenging for some people, especially during rush hour, just before the morning, beginning when the business began to flourish. The smell of rotten vegetables, dirty and wet alleys with rows of fish and vegetable vendors are always associated with that market. For the Balinese, a traditional market is the heart of their lives, a place where they can sell and buy goods. Not only that, it is a place to hangout, to meet people, and to get all things, to prepare a variety of rituals.

Sindhu traditional market, in Sanur, Bali Indonesia, very different. Opened since 1972, the market Sanur Sindhu is the pride of the community. Starting in 2009, Sanur community joined forces to revitalize the market, turning it from an ancient impression, rundown, and dirty business premises clean and hygienic, for locals and for tourists, to buy large quantities of goods.

Building renovation market place to improve the condition of the store, expanding the aisle, ceiling repairs and refloor with white ceramic tiles. Foreign tourists usually want to learn about local herbs, vegetables, tropical fruits, colorful flowers and ceremonial items sold in the market. Some of them even take videos or photos to record life in the traditional markets in Bali.

Sindhu market is an attractive site for tourists, who want to learn about the local culture in Bali. A number of hotels and travel agents, to enter markets Sindhu as the list of destinations. Every morning, the chef of a hotel in Sanur, look busy to accompany their guests on a tour of the market.

Sindhu market has 150 vendors, 87 permanent stores and 70 seasonal vendors, offering daily necessities such as clothing, electronic goods, local spices, fruits, and various crafts of Bali.

Sindhu markets are usually open in the morning, at 4 am, until completed. There is a parking area. Traders are strongly advised to clean their own stalls, and to change their mindset about the traditional market. They should improve their attitude, to sanitation markets, and how they deal with customers, especially foreign guests.