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Gaya Street Sunday Market

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Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Souvenirs

I visited the market to buy souvenirs for us and friends. I arrived early Sunday morning about 7 AM... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
filipin0traveller
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manila
Great market!

This market is HUGE and sells just about everything you can think of! I really liked that I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
itchyfeetbecky
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  • Excellent23%
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  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
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“for sale” (24 reviews)
“live animals” (11 reviews)
“stalls selling” (16 reviews)
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Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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"interesting market"
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"sea shells"
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"open market"
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"local food"
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"worth a visit"
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"must visit place"
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"local culture"
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"fish"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the market to buy souvenirs for us and friends. I arrived early Sunday morning about 7 AM to avoid the crowd. I managed to stroll the whole area and bought items with some haggling.There were many items in the market but they were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market is HUGE and sells just about everything you can think of! I really liked that I wasn't getting hassled by stall holders every few steps, so was able to just wander and browse at my own pace. It was really busy, but generally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a large market in one of the back streets of kk which get closed off every Sunday. Was interesting to look at a few of the items, but really nothing very exciting. A good way to spend an hour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee lovers can either buy the local Tenom ground coffee or roasted beans for about RM 42 a kilogram.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market is only on Sundays. So my family and i were lucky enough to have the time for some last minute shopping since our flight was in the evening. Starts from as early as 6AM (local time). You will find clothings, antiques, fruits, and...More

Thank Zaki E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting and unique market as compared to others in Malaysia, you can basically find everything here from souvenir, toys, pets, cloths, CDs, local foods etc you name it and most importantly it is unique and local. The market offer great variety of souvenir...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking can be a hassle as there are too many cars going to the sample place, especially on weekends and in the afternoon. The street market has "two lanes" with stalls on either side of the walking lane, so if you start from one end,...More

Thank Idris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hey all. this is legend area. many thing can get from here. from food till market item. you can bargain the price. must visit place. its only open on Sunday as early as 6am till noon.

Thank SantikeyMarket
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place to stroll around during morning hour especially with young kids as they surpirse to spot pets ie puppy, cat, rabbit, birds and fishes at the round side stall. For tourist, perhaps the woodcraft, souvenir, local dessert, seashell, T-shirt will be...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a famous Sunday market for both locals and tourists. Do remember to bargain for the things you wish to buy.

Thank CindyCJY
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hant665
28 October 2017|
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Response from ChanML | Reviewed this property |
I know it opens every Sunday only. Sorry other days I am unsure.
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angeline93
7 October 2016|
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Response from Alexandra J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Tamparuli is on Wednesday while Inanam is on Thursday.
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Michelle B
4 September 2016|
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Response from JLionstone | Reviewed this property |
The stalls should be gradually closed and removed for the tent after 1:00 pm. If you want to look for some handcraft products, you can still find in Filipino handcraft market. It is just next to the Central Market. By... More
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