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Address: Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Nice local market

Nice place, not too crowded, looks like an ordinary Asian local market. I didn't get to buy anything but I got to pet the puppies that were for sale

Reviewed 15 November 2015
Katherine K
Bondalem, Indonesia
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Kota Kinabalu
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Gaya Street Market held every Sundays. You get to see plenty of things on sale here from food, vegetables, antiques, plants to pets. The market is open from 6.30am to 12.30 pm. I went here recently and spent almost 2 hours looking at wonderful items from stall to stall. There are plenty restaurants nearby if you want to have some... More 

Thank thecuriostraveller
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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159 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This Sunday morning Gaya street market @ Kota Kinabalu is a must for tourist....selling many items of Sabah. However, there is not much bargain here to be exact unlike in Thailand or Indonesia. Things are not that cheap but there are many people on a Sunday morning coming to this area. It is a good experience and feeling during a... More 

Thank HO D
Singapore, Singapore
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220 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Not many cities have street markets which cater to both the tourists and the locals, but Kota kinabalu is one of them. This street market showcases many local products , all at an affordable price. However, do take note that it is rather hot (street market dosen't provide much shelter) So do prepare a cap or umbrella. Most stalls close... More 

1 Thank Ng_Wesley
Bondalem, Indonesia
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Nice place, not too crowded, looks like an ordinary Asian local market. I didn't get to buy anything but I got to pet the puppies that were for sale

Thank Katherine K
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Come early morning when it's not too hot. Great place to buy souvenirs and local food are available too. Don't forget to have a look at the wet/vege/spices market around the taxi stand area behind Mandarin Hotel (not on the main market street).

1 Thank rusticwanderess
Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The street market is outdoors but under large umbrella's so not too hot! It is only on Sunday's until 1/1.30pm and a fun place to get all your little holiday key rings, some toys, clothing, (including soccer clothing!) wood craft, jewellery, magnets etc. Pets in small cages were also sold here which was not something we enjoyed seeing. Food is... More 

1 Thank Kylie S
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30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

A walk on Jalan Gaya is walking down memory lane. The half a day Sunday market on this street was being pitched right from the days of barter trade to the present day monetary system. The road has seen merchandise brought on head loads, push carts and the modern motorised vehicles. A buzzing market that winds up at 1.30 pm.

2 Thank gopalakrishnan k
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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436 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Went so early this time yet its quite pack. Sell wide variety of stuffs from fruits, breads, breakfast to cloths and souvenirs, pet shop, traditional soaps and the list keep going. take some time to wonder around before start to buy thing.

Thank Ragu88
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

It was a good experience to walk down the Sunday market. You can find anything you actually need from local clothes, food, medicine, gadget, henna tattoo even dogs :) A really nice experience to walk on through

Thank Katrina Adinda D
Llwyngwril, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

An excellent market full of as many jazzy pants as you could hope for. If your looking for souvenirs then your will not be disappointing,

1 Thank 186460HuwD

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