- MARKETS (9)

- LASEM MARKET

Lasem is a sub-district in Rembang, Java, Indonesia. It is the second largest city in Rembang regency after the city of Rembang. Lasem is also known as "small China" because it is the earliest Chinese landing town in Java and there is a very large Chinese village scattered in the city of Lasem. In Lasem there is also a gold-plated Buddha statue. In addition Lasem is also known as a santri city, a student town and one of the producers of cashew and mango besides sea products such as salt and shrimp paste. Lasem Batik is very famous for its character as beautiful coastal batik with bold dyeing.

- SOLO, GAWOK

Pasar Gawok is a traditional market near to Solo, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It’s official location is Gatak, Sukoharjo. Here you can see people selling daily needs like clothings and more traditional things like topi (farmers hat) and farmers tools, clay pots, rotan baskets, flowers and plants, traditional food like sate kambing (goat), getug etc. At the back of the market you’ll find blacksmiths creating knives and sickles or fixing them, all in the old, traditional way. Next to this area you find people selling livestock like goats, chickens, ducks, swans, birds, fish etc. Most interesting are the rooster fightings. Lot's of man contesting their rooster, there will be many people circled and crowded around the "arena". They do it without knives and they take very good care of their roosters, not one get’s hurt.

- SOLO, LEGI

Pasar Legi is one of the main traditional markets Solo. This market was established during the Government of Mangkunegaran I. Fruits, vegetables and herbs are the main items sold here. When you visit the market take a look at the older women who carry huge loads on their back, sometimes more then 50kg.

- SOLO, TRIWINDU

Triwindu is a market in Solo close to the Mangkunagaran palace selling artworks and antiques including ancient batik tools, assorted wooden masks, bronze and stone statues, wayang shadow puppets, kris daggers, paintings, antique lamps, ceramics, coins, vintage posters, interior ornaments and more. The market was built in 1939, when Indonesia was still occupied by the Dutch, to commemorate 24 years of the reign of Mangkunegara VII, king of Solo. This anniversary led to the name Triwindu: “Windu” is the name for the Javanese lunar calendar’s eight-year cycle and is often seen as a milestone in traditional beliefs and deserving of a ritual feast. The place began as a simple traditional market dominated by vendors selling food, clothes and everyday household items. But by the 1960s, Triwindu started to become known as a destination to buy and sell second-hand equipment and goods. Nowadays it is very popular by locals and tourists for the antique items.