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Address: Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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OK, but similar items to the other markets

We arrived at 8.30am as per the recommendations to go early and it was still very busy. I do think that this is one of the nicer Asian markets I've been to, in terms of layout and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We arrived at 8.30am as per the recommendations to go early and it was still very busy. I do think that this is one of the nicer Asian markets I've been to, in terms of layout and atmosphere, but really you can get the same items at the Kampung Air Night Market and I preferred that one as it is... More 

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Do come here early to avoid the crowd and also the heat. Almost everything can be found here. From iced cold drinks to local snacks and delicacies to animals like tortoise, cat, bird, goose and dog to native musical instruments to souvenirs such as pearls necklace, bracelets, t-shirts and much much more. we definitely enjoy our visit to the market.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Very busy, lots of 'stuff' probably that you don't need (better at the far end - assuming you start from the ferry terminal end, as more local) but the regular food market (e.g. wet market, veg, meat market etc.) is far more interesting.

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Whyalla, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very cool! Only had an bour to spend there before out flight which wasn't long enough. You are able to bargain a good price and enjoy looking through a lot of handmade objects

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Gaya Sunday Market opens early at around 8am and closes at around 1pm. A good place to shop for souvenirs although some of the items are over priced. Assorted key chains can be had for MYR10 for 8 pieces, kuih (assorted Malaysian cookies) are sold for MYR5 starting. Other things you can buy from the Sunday market: fruits, drinks, plants,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

not interesting waste of time as all other places plenty of Chinese junk like most of the Asian markets

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

you must come here if you're in KK on a Sunday. lovely busy market with so much to see! grab breakfast and lunch here, buy fruits, look at some local wares and do some souvenir shopping. great energy!

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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The only dislike is the intense heat. Love all the things they were offering for sale except the live animals. Very friendly stall owners and at one stall bought steamed banana leaf wrapped rice cakes which had been steamed for 4 hours. It's eaten together with savoury chicken. That was a Sabah specialty. Very tasty local fare.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The selections were impressive and some of the stalls sold items that I can't find at other places for a reasonable price. It is very pack with tourist haggling for a good price. The down side is that once the sun was up, it was terribly hot.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

One can spend quite a few hours at these markets..We went in July 2012 and loved it..The only downside was all the little puppies in cages for sale we made sure we kept away from them but the markets themselves were great There was something for everyone and the people were so friendly I am looking forward to seeing them... More 

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