Unique Market in Temanggung, the Exchange Tool Uses Bamboo Chips

Temanggung

Papringan Market Temanggung, Central Java, is a unique market. It is said to be unique because this market is held under a grove of bamboo clumps. The medium of exchange uses « bamboo coin money » and only sells regional culinary products and a variety of souvenir products with bamboo as the main ingredient.

Papringan Market Location

Papringan Market is a traditional market located in Ngadiprono Hamlet, Ngadimulyo Village, Kedu District, Temanggung Regency, Central Java. Papringan Market is open on Wage Sunday and Pon Sunday from 06:00 to 12:00 WIB every month.

Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno appreciated Papringan Market for presenting creations full of creativity so as to present quality and sustainable destinations that support the new order of tourism and the post-pandemic creative economy.

Citing the Central Java Provincial Government Public Relations website, visitors and traders in this place are required to transact using rectangular banknotes made of bamboo. Each bamboo coin called a ‘pring’ is worth IDR 2,000 which can be exchanged at various points in the market.

« I appreciate Pak Singgih as the founder or initiator of Papringan Market who has presented a unique tourist destination. I think this is an innovation as a new economic order. Usually bamboo gardens are dark, but this has been transformed into a tourist destination that opens up business opportunities and jobs, » said Sandiaga during a visit to Papringan Market, Sunday (13/3/2022).

Sandiaga while visiting the Temanggung Papringan Market, Central Java Photo: Kemenparekraf

Sandiaga explained, Temanggung is one of the buffer areas of Borobudur which is a Super Priority Destination. So that it is expected to present new tourist destinations and various events.

« I hope that Temanggung will become a tourist destination that can present events to support the rise of the economy, because Temanggung is one of the buffer areas for Super Priority Destinations, namely Borobudur, » he said.

On the same occasion, the Regent of Temanggung, Muhammad Al Khadziq, said that his party would continue to develop tourist destinations in Temanggung based on tourist villages.

« We will develop a development model such as a tourist village. So that there will be more visits. And it is hoped that tourists from Borobudur can visit Temanggung, » said Al Khadziq.

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