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Kg Kianggeh Open Air Market

Kg Kianggeh, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: This is the market frequent by locals, including those from the nearby water village - some travel by boats and embark at the small canel next to it... more »
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Easily accessed, this is a non-touristy open market in Bandar Seri Begawan. There are better markets elsewhere in the world but in a place like the capital city of Brunei, it is worth a visit. It is just across the river from the city centre and sells local produce like fish, vegetables and fruit. Tourists are welcome but generally ignored,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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153 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As we walked across the bridge to the market we were greeted with an overpowering smell of fish. But aside from fish there were also many stalls with interesting fruit and vegetables (though I have to admit I still haven't been game enough to buy or try a durian). We visited on a Friday morning and the place was buzzing... More

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Timika
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

No joke, he just climbed down, grabbed a banana off the table and climbed back up. My kids found this very amusing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went to the market twice during my stay during day time. It is an eye opener as the layout and stall vibrance is a sight not seen today in many developed countries. They are many stalls displaying all kind of fresh or live items. Boats can also be seen delivering fresh food. It is a must sight seeing for... More

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Chennai
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77 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The vibrant Kg Kianggeh Open Air Market better known locally as Tamu Kianggeh, has been around since the 1960s. Located on the banks of the Kianggeh River, it is easy to get to - apart from getting here by road and walking across quaint arched bridges spanning the river, customers and peddlers also travel to this market on their sampans,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This market is full of characters. Despite the location, which is basically the extended car park from the large mall and hotel complex, the atmosphere is magnificently dark, smoky and friendly. The spread of ready to eat food is spectacular and expansive. Especially good atmosphere at night.

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Adelaide, Australia
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The stalls were well set up and the whole market kept very clean. Lots of fresh local produce. Worth a walk through, people / market owners were friendly and helpful.

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had been before a year ago and thought things were expensive and tired looking but this visit it was just the same. 80 cents for 2 small oranges. 10 very small bananas $1 I know the weather is hot here but everything looked like it had been out for a long time not fresh every day.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's right next to downtown Bandar and filled with all sorts of unusual vegetables and goods. The people running the stalls are friendly and welcoming and don't get annoyed if you are only there to nose about. Try and get there early in the morning to see all the boats arriving from the farms along the riverbank, delivering the fresh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of the most popular and must go and visit place in Brunei. In this place u can find everything from daily local cuisine to an old fashioned traditional things and regardless to say, many many interesting and amazing stuff.

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