Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu
Wet,day,night ,and sunday markets ,are always in our itinerary to be visited.
This Gaya Street Sunday Market opened from early in the morning , about 6.00 as i remembered.
The market stretched along the Gaya Street , can find a lot of stuffs ,eateries , pets , fishes , plants , souvenirs ,'antiques', handicrafts, fruits and etc.
Just visit here early , don't worry about breakfast, because this market, you can buy and sample soo many eateries and local delicacies and drinks like mata kucing, barley, water chestnut, sugar cane and fruit juices.
Hawkers and vendors were polite and friendly ,no one forced us to buy something ,nice atmosphere.This place gets hotter near to noon time ,prepare some wet tissues , wear comfy clothes and shoes.
The market ends on about 13.00 pm.We liked here , and we highly recommend this market to be visited.
It is not so much the goods that are on sale that makes Gaya Street Sunday Market so appealing but more so the atmosphere. There is a hustle and bustle as shoppers push through narrow alleys between the open-air stalls, but it is all very friendly. It seems as if the whole of Kota Kinabalu descends on the area.
If you are there for shopping, the range is huge - fresh fruit and vegetables, houseware, biscuits and cakes, trinkets and cards, drinks and freshly cooked sweet treats.
A must do if you are in Kota Kinabalu on a Sunday morning - stalls are set up early morning and nearly everything is packed away by early afternoon.
These markets are held on a Sunday from 6.30 am to 1pm.
The road is closed and stalls set up. They sell EVERYTHING here, this is a great place to buy some souvenirs at reasonable prices.
Remember to Barter!
A MUST VISIT!
One of the main attractions of KK city is the Sunday Market at Gaya Street. This popular street hosting many budget travellers in the hostels located here, becomes very lively on sundays. You can find souvenirs to bring back home, local snacks and drinks, clothes, street musicians, masseurs and many more. Try to be in KK city on a sunday and enjoy this lively market.
Located in heart of KK, this is a popular site for locals & visitors to shop every Sunday. Antique gongs, handicrafts, potted plants, orchids, pets, crystals, ceramics, clothing & accessories, local cakes & biscuits are just some of the hundreds items on offer.
Every Sunday morning, Gaya Street is closed to traffic for the Gaya Street Fair. Tourists & locals will throng to this street to shop for their groceries, food & daily necessities.
I like this place very much because it offers things of all sorts. Look out for the local tenom coffee, pearls, handicrafts, T-shirt, foot massage, sea shells & corals, etc. If you feel hungry, step in to local coffee shop for a hearty breakfast.
Although I didn't manage to do it, I would highly recommend visiting the Gaya Street Sunday Market. There are a myriad of knick knacks to see and buy, fantastic place for bargain hunters and souvenir buying.
Gaya street is a nice tree lined street. It is a narrow street and many lodgings can be found here. There is a market every sunday. If you don't want to miss the Sunday Market, please stay in KK on Sunday.
Every sundaymorning there is a very colourful market in the Jalan Gaya (Gaya Street) in Kota Kinabalu. It's a very busy market, but you will see a lot of things, smell a lot of aroma's and hear a lot of sounds.
Just walking around the market will definitely surprise you about what people sell on a market. You name it, they have it. From not-moving to moving things: plants, clothes, food, handbags but also turtles (for the soup, yumyum), dogs, fish, cats (for the sateh, yumyum) everything.
Parking can be a hassle during these times, but it's really worth the effort.