Travelogue

Pasar Giwangan (Yogyakarta)

There is a less visited (by tourist) market at the outskirt of Yogyakarta town – the fruits and vegetables wholesaler market at Giwangan district.

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We visited the market by 9am, which was already too late as main activities started early 2am.

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Crowd already dispersed and only few stalls remained open.

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We did a quick walkabout and finished our visit within 30 minutes.

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If you took a taxi to this market, make sure you pay a little token and request the driver to wait for a while, as there is few taxi in the area to go back to town center.

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I think the ideal time to visit this market is around 6am (after sunrise).

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There could be more trading activities during the before dawn.

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By 9am, the merchants were resting and doing their chores or packing.

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Some are selling satay and food for housewives to prepare the open fast dinner in the evening.

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The warung (food stall) was closed because this market is for locals and not to entertain tourists (like Malioboro Street).

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Some stalls that selling dry goods were still open.

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This was my first time seeing a pile of real Buah Keluak. A type of very poisonous fruit if not cooked properly. We tasted the Chicken Buah Keluak a month ago in Melaka, Malaysia. These fruits contain Hydrogen Cyanide, and they are the delicacy to the locals.

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Although our visit was brief, it was a nice trip to a local market away from Malioboro.

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