Gaya Street Sunday Market, Kota Kinabalu

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Hunt for bargains under the shady trees and colorful awnings lining Gaya Street Sunday Market. Find everything from antiques and handcrafted batik clothing, to inexpensive souvenirs and knock-off designer goods. Eat your way through the market's offering of fresh produce and tasty street foods. Even if you don't buy anything, the sights, smells, and lively atmosphere make for an enjoyable stroll. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gaya Street Sunday Market by using our Kota Kinabalu vacation planner.
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In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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  • A bustling market which is open only on Sunday mornings, featuring all sorts of stuff ranging from local snacks to souvenirs, live animals (pets AND food!) to clothes and apparel. For the foodies, try...  more »
  • In my opinion, sunday market is most interesting market that we can feel how local lives. Actually most market and shopping mall in KK is nothing special, but here is pretty better than others. If you...  more »
  • On a warm morning, this was our first trip to the city. We enjoy strolling around markets so this seemed a good start. A large crowd there. A bit ho hum. Bought nuts and dried fruit but little to catc...  more »
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  • Great place for tourists have some souvenir. You should be there early morning to feel the environment. This market start early morning until 12PM, so don't miss out! 👍
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market. It's a great place to find souvenirs, taste new food, cakes, snack and all sort of stuff. It's basically a street to experience the local culture. Oh and if you are playing Pokemon Go, poke stops are abound 😁
  • A weekly market that are known locally as "Tamu", it is held every Sunday at Gaya Street. There are variety of goods sold from fresh produces, pets, food/drink, hardwares, arts/crafts etc. Personally, it is nothing great for the locals but for odd reason, it is very popular among foreign tourists. Pricing wise, sadly it is equally expensive compared to big supermarket and but for those who are seeking produces that are fresh from the farm, it is a must visit place.
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market offers wide range of activities, compatitively priced clothing items, local products, food and drinks. A must visit for tourist and local alike. Do exercise your bargaining skill.
  • While not in the same league as chatukchak and so on it was a decent enough visit. The place was packed with people and you will find knicks and knacks, fruit n veg, some collectibles, personal products, pets and so on. The market winds up by noon so its good to get there early.