Pasar-Pasaran please come back soon

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Almost 3 months ago Isan’s sister plus her cute little family and I took another day trip up to Ubud. The town is a great place for exploring when you live closer to the city; its like a breath of fresh air and the perfect neighbourhood to relax and recharge.

Isan had disappeared for a week to Bandung to help his Mum, so it was nice to be able to spend some family time without the structure of Isans regular Sunday routine. Vespa tinkering reigns supreme on Sundays.

Our plan whilst we were in Ubud was to stop by an awesome cafe, Warung Sopa where we had heard there was a quaint craft markets being held.

According to the markets Facebook page “Pasar-Pasaran” is a Sunday morning artsy crafty market in Ubud. Handmade goods + DIY crafting + local indie designers + workshops. The gathering enabled Indonesian artisans to come together and showcase their wonderful wares. There was a lot of beautiful things for sale and I could have bought one of each in everything. I tried my best to collect as many business cards as I could for future reference but alas I have seemed to misplaced the collection. If you are reading this and had a stall at the last Pasar-Pasaran please leave a link to your fb/instagram/webpage below in the comments section. Christmas is coming soon.

The markets were a buzz with kids playing, Mums and Dads relaxing and a creative young crowd who were setting the standard of all things cool in Indonesia. What I noticed most though was everyone was smiling. The markets premise “Make things not war” couldn’t have been more true as market goers and stall holders were just so lovely and the vibe there was extremely welcoming.

Throughout the day there were also various DIY workshops as well as musical performances to keep everyone entertained.

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People were scattered everywhere throughout the cafes’ blissful gardens; roaming, chatting and taking in the fresh air on picnic rugs.

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This was my first visit to Warung Sopa and since then I have been back several times. Its grounds are magical plus the menu is delicious and fair priced. I recommend this place to all families as there is an abundant amount of grass for all your children to run around on. There is even a tyre swing set for small and big kids alike!

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Arsa, Isans nephew made good use of the swing and we were able to capture some precious photos of him. The 2 below are my favourite, especially the one on the right; a gorgeous family memory and one for Yanti to dote over.

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Arsa loved the markets more than us and at the end of the day he didn’t want to leave.

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Since then 3 months has gone by and not a word has been spread about the next Pasar-Pasaran. Will there be another one? Please come back Pasar-Pasaran, we miss you.

-Simone

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4 thoughts on “Pasar-Pasaran please come back soon

  1. House of KiKies

    wow! hi, reading your post and then there it is.. I spotted my self in the background in one of your pictures haha.. Miss pasar-pasaran too ๐Ÿ™‚

    paperon.weebly.com

    Reply
    1. simonerobertsau Post author

      Awesome, thank you for reading.

      I remember you. You had the pillows with the Kombi’s on them and the cute little stamps. I loved these!
      I can see you behind my nephew on the swing ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thank you for leaving the link to your website too. I want to use my blog to showcase and support a lot of local Indonesian talent.

      Trs, nanti aku mau pesan 1 stamp buat ‘dont forget the rice’ tapi sekerang kantongku kering bgt!
      Nanti boleh aku kontak kamu lagi ya?

      Reply
      1. House of KiKies

        awesome! thanks for supporting the locals. No problem, dengan senang hati mengerjakan pesanannya.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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