Shoppers, traders and merchants make their way home from the market on their boats – and form a long line of vessels so they can be pulled down the river.

These images were taken by photographer Fauzan Maududdin at the Lok Baintan Floating Market in South Borneo, Indonesia, and give a glimpse into a day in the life of traders who spend their daylight hours buying and selling the likes of fruit and vegetables.

Everyone on their small boats has spent the day at a floating market. As the day draws to a close market visitors can either paddle themselves home or catch a ride from the chain of boats.

Mr Maududdin, 38, who is from Amuntai in South Borneo and works for the government, regularly visits the Lok Baintan Floating Market, he said: ‘The small boats called ‘Jukung’ are traditionally used to paddle, so if they to go to some place which is far from their home, they usually pay people on a Kelotok to pull them. This is a typical scene at the floating market for either the early morning or when they are going home. In this instance, they are going home for the day.

It’s not surprising to see a bigger boat pulling 20 of the smaller ones. The smaller boats usually bring food, fruits, fish and vegetables. All the smaller boats are traders and merchants and sometimes they barter for better prices.

These pictures show boats connected to one another, being pulled by a bigger vessel at the front. Often as many as 20 boats are connected in a chain.

Lok Baintan Floating Market in South Borneo, Indonesia
Image by Fauzan Maududdin/Solent News

These images were taken by photographer Fauzan Maududdin at the Lok Baintan Floating Market in South Borneo, Indonesia.

Shoppers, traders and merchants make their way home from the market on their boats – and form a long line of vessels so they can be pulled down the river.

daylight hours buying and trading the likes of fruit and vegetables
Image by Fauzan Maududdin/Solent News

Photographs give a glimpse into a day in the life of traders who spend their daylight hours buying and trading the likes of fruit and vegetables.

Everyone on their small boats has spent the day at a floating market. At the end of the day, shoppers and traders can either paddle themselves home or catch a ride from the chain of boats.

The small boats called “Jukung” are traditionally used to paddle, so if they to go to some place which is far from their home, they usually pay people on a Kelotok to pull them.

Often as many as 20 boats are connected in a chain
Image by Fauzan Maududdin/Solent News

These pictures show boats connected to one another, being pulled by a bigger vessel at the front. Often as many as 20 boats are connected in a chain.

Image by Fauzan Maududdin
Image by Fauzan Maududdin

The smaller boats usually bring food, fruits, fish and vegetables. All the smaller boats are traders and merchants and sometimes they barter for better prices.

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