A few days ago we posted a video on the rather large pothole in Jalan Raya Ubud right outside the Ubud Market.
Work started today to repair the damage and the heavy machinary was brought in to do the excavating. It turns out that the water running under the road was about 5 metres below the surface.
The work was the centre of attention for locals and tourists, and provided some very interesting moments. Especially when the water pipe was broken.
Watch out for the next video on this monster hole.
The Ubud Market sits right in the centre of town and is always the busiest spot in Ubud.
The market has two sections. The Eastern block is for fundamental requirements such as fruit and vegetables, meat and hardware. It opens at around 5 am. Mornings are the best time to catch the market buzz, as locals buy all the components for the daily meal and daily offerings.
The Western Block is generally referred to as the Art Market. It starts around 8 in the morning and trades until late in the afternoon. Here you will find clothing, art, local handicrafts, jewellery, bags, belts, and much more. This is a great place to buy your gifts and souvenirs to take home.
The official market day is Pasah which occurs every three days. This is the busiest time as many of the women from nearby mountain villages come to sell their various produce.
The Ubud Market is a vibrant maze of stalls and shops with an interesting sight around every corner. A visit here will allow you to find that special cheap souvenir, and also get a glimpse into the unique Balinese lifestyle.