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“Overpriced and crowded”

Gaya Street Sunday Market
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Like all local markets that get themselves on tourist maps, this one too is not worth the hassle. It was super hot and super crowded. Unless you really have a sunday morning with nothing else to do and you don't want to sit at the hotel/resort, give this one a miss. You can easily buy most of these things in any other numerous shops on streets of kota kinabalu, plus you won't be expected to drive such a hard bargain.

Thank Gaurav B
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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.

Thank EmilyS8712
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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

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

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.

Thank AussieAbroad011
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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...

2  Thank Julian F
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