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“Open Air Market”

Gaya Street Sunday Market
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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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“Open Air Market”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

First time to Kota Kinabalu and first time visited Gaya Street. A street that sell various goods, items and foods, can bargain, crowded and it's a nice place to visit. Me and my family enjoy ourselves walking all the way up from starting point to the end. Out of cash, banks are just around the corner. Hungry, coffee shops are also there and many more.

Visited July 2014
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“A lively, bustling market”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

A good mix of stalls - everything from fruit and veg, food, drink, pets, hats, clothes and souvenirs (carved masks of differing sizes, batik cloth etc) and the usual copied sunglasses.
Ah, but having said the "usual copied sunglasses" we bought a couple expecting to find better and cheaper in Hong Kong, our next destination. Not so! The quality of the copies were far better, and the price cheaper than in Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon, leaving us to bitterly regret not buying more in KK

Visited June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Once you've seen 10 stalls you've seen them all”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Sunday market is very hot- unbearably hot and stuffy. The markets themselves are a mix of things for tourists and locals.

For tourists there's cheap pearl jewellery and homewares, sarongs, purses, bags etc. for locals there's really ill looking puppies and kittens for sale, goldfish in what must be nearly boiling water, fruit and vegetables.

The market is relatively large but once you're in it's a little hard to get out so do yourself a favour- have a look at the first handful of stalls then call it a day as the stalls are pretty much the same and you'll save yourself heat stroke getting stuck in there.

If you're in KK on a Sunday morning and want a few souvenirs have a look, otherwise head to the jetty, get in a boat to the islands and do more than the average tourist who just shops til they drop.

The thing I'm impressed about mist is the amount of effort the stall holders must go to to set up and pack up each Sunday.

Visited July 2014
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“Crowded and hot”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Street closed off for this sunday market. Usual stalls of cheap clothes, trinkets and bags....

Good to visit if you havent been to a street market...quaint but nothing like the flea markets in western cities...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“varieties of goods, good restaurants along the streets..”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Worth yr time to wake up early & skip yr hotel breakfast to visit gaya sunday market, also a favorite spot for locals. U can get local herbs, plants, souvenirs, batik cloths, accessories, fruits, foods etc along the streets. Along the streets there are restaurants selling tasty sarawak laksa, dim sum, noddles, bakuteh etc.. i got very good bargain of batik blouses there. Fully open stalls at 7:30am..

Visited June 2014
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