The Foreign Service Journal - January/February 2018
110 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY MARIA INING NURANI n SOUTH KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Please include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used, to email@example.com. T his colorful floating market is located in Lok Baintan village, near Banjar- masin, the capital of South Kalimantan province in Indonesia. To get there, we took a motored boat called “Klotok” from a dock not far from downtown Banjarmasin. After a 45-minute ride, we arrived at this busy floating market where trade takes place from traditional small boats carrying and selling seasonal fruits and vegetables (it was mango and local orange season!), dried fish and colorful baskets, as well as prepared food for breakfast on the boat. The market starts at 6 a.m. and lasts for a couple hours every day. n Maria Ining Nurani is a project management specialist with USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Democracy, Rights and Governance. She started working for Embassy Jakarta as a Foreign Service National in 1995, moving over to USAID Mission Jakarta in 1999.