Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sukawati art market : cheaper crafts market before entering Ubud

After traveling from Batubulan village which is famous for stone sculptures handicrafts, and villages Celuk with gold and silver craft, the next trip is we will stopping by on sukawati village. The village is famous for the market which have sold every wares in quite cheap price. This market is situated in Sukawati village, approximately 1 hour drive from the city of Denpasar. In the past, Sukawati was the capital of a kingdom in Bali, but this time Sukawati is one of the center of manufactures and sales of the most famous traditional Balinese craft items. This market is better known as Art Market Sukawati. Sukawati art market, is the most appropriate place for those of you who like to hunt traditional Balinese souvenirs, so do not be surprised if this market gets the title as a shopping paradise island of Bali.


What makes this Sukawati Art Market must to visit?

CHEAP PRICES ! Of course this requires a little from your ingenuity to bid on items that you want to buy. Sukawati market is a traditional market, so do not hesitate to haggle prices to create an agreement between you and the merchant. Sukawati market is also not devoid of tourists. They used to buy groceries, because the price offered is cheap. In addition, the merchants were friendly!

Although Sukawati hawking souvenirs or by-the sort of sandals, necklaces, key chains, paintings, hats and such, but this one seems the market is better known as a place to buy all kinds of Balinese garments. Starting from the typical Balinese shirts, pants Bali, Balinese sarongs, negligee, nightgowns and other Balinese casual clothes.

About the price depends on the persistence and your ability to bid. For goods in Sukawati all negotiable. So there is no benchmark price is right. But in general the price offered is quite affordable. Especially if you buy in bulk. Small tips for those who want to shop at this place, which came in the morning at 8 am to 10 noon. Because it is reportedly the best time to get a cheap price because traders just observe prayer. And they believe the goods are sold in the morning will continue in the next hour. Interesting to haggle on yours craft items on Sukawati art market ?


Several shopping tips on sukawati art market

1. Make a list of who and what items would you give a gift. This is important because it will prevent you from 'hungry eyes' when you saw a lot of good stuff and cheap offer here.
2. No less important, have a maximum budget that you will spend. Because in every experience, regardless of the amount of your money, would be exhausted, if we are not good at self-control. Remember there are still a lot of tourist destinations in Bali.
3. Do not ever hesitate to shop around first, so its important to get the goods in accordance with your shopping list.
4. Examine before buying, if you want to buy clothes, check whether the strong seams, right size, and color when buying clothes, make sure the color does not fade.
5. And most importantly, do not hesitate to haggle. After spending a couple of times, the average asking price could be reduced by 40% -60%, of course, it is strongly influenced by to skills in the bargain.

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