Tamu Market of Kota Belud
Tamu Market of Kota Belud
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  • Zainin A
    Gadong, Brunei Darussalam849 contributions
    Kota Belud Sunday Market
    Sunday Market at Kota Belud is a parade of people and products. People from nearby areas gather to buy and sell local produce..... Photos to follow...
    Traveled solo
    Written February 19, 2019
  • Marvin Lee
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
    The pride of Kota Belud
    Kota Belud is a town built around its Tamu or marketplace. In fact, Kota Belud is host to the biggest Annual Tamu in Sabah. This local Tamu is open daily and is large by local standards. The villagers sell their local produce here - often a mishmash of whatever their land produces. So don't expect to find neatly displayed rows of fruit and vegetable like a proper grocery store. We saw a lady selling mangoes and crab - you get the idea. Here you will find the rich traders to those selling a few sticks of ginger to buy their next meal. My heart melts whenever I see the sad looking folk with their wilted herbs - and have often ended up buying too much herbs just to help them out. It a nice place to catch a taste of the local delicacies. There are too many food stalls to sample everything in a day. Go to the local Tamu for a taste of living the Kota Belud life.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2015
  • Amira A
    25 contributions
    School Trip
    We went there for our school trip and it was a great experience for non-locals. They sold plenty of different foods, unique crafts and also learning by-hand experiences. But the cleanliness is not very well maintained as they did not prepare enough dustbins. Also the sellers don't really mind about the hygiene so I don't really prefer to eat a lot there. The safety is good because many police officers and traffic controllers are there. Overall, it was a good school trip.
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 8, 2016
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NoelBella
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia105 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Travelled all the way to tamu besar kota belud today from kk.
What a let down it was.
They announced it to be 22 and 23rd. Oct but we found not many shops were open, no organised programs, dancers not ready, only a few shops worth visiting, the others are just pasar malam stuff. And most of all the place is dirty n filthy.
Organisers can do a better job if u seriously want to draw tourist.
Finally dont waste yr time n effort. Just go to the regular sunday gaya street market in kk.
Written October 22, 2016
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marsha_tn
malaysia455 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
It was rainy day, the time i reached here almost 11am, some of the stalls were closed. The 'tamu' sell local fruits, handicraft, food and snack, seafood etc. Must try the huge tapioca cracker, penjaram and ring biscuit. It is sunday market, make sure come here on SUNDAY.
Written October 15, 2017
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tashashawal
71 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Kota Belud is my hometown so technically I would be bias when writing this. But truthfully, this place is a gem just waiting to be uncovered.

When you first step foot inside, you will be greeted by an array of colors. The arts and crafts are really exceptional and makes you appreciate local talent. The food that are sold here are plenty! Salted fish is royalty here. Don't forget to taste the penjaram and cendol bajau because they're my favorite!

All in all, you have to see it to believe it.
Written February 29, 2016
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Lucie B
Montreal, Canada311 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
As early as 6am, local producers congregate at the Sunday market to sell their wares. Although it is within walking distance from the downtown core, it may be a good idea to take a taxi the first time out to know exactly where it is. Also, the heat and the walk up the slope can be draining. Bring plenty of small change!
Written July 12, 2015
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masita j
Shah Alam, Malaysia3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
The market was bustling with vendors and buyers. Fresh fruits and vegetables are at very affordable price. You can find many new fruits found only in Sabah, and they are really, really delicious. The vendors will attentively answer my "ridiculous" questions such as "what is this?", how do you cook it? How do you eat it? Etc etc. The best part of it is i managed to find and buy the tarap fruit. To those who have the opportunity to go to any pasar tamu, do look for the "tarap fruit". If you are lucky, you can find them even if it is out of seadon
Written September 4, 2019
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Mustika Misran
Batu Pahat, Malaysia32 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Mr friend took me to this market on Friday morning.
Many unique fruits and local food were sold in this market.
Also got many fresh vegetable and fruits from the jungle were sold here.
Written August 28, 2019
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JamesKMTan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia21,734 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We came here as a group for breakfast on the way to kudat. It is a nice local market with plenty of local food stuff. Quite cheap.
Written July 6, 2019
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Gaik T
29 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This market sold a lot pf vegetables and dried fish and local produce and used clothes. Cheap. Not many local crafts or knick knacks. Parking was a little haphazard.
Written June 4, 2019
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zzmelayu
Subang Jaya, Malaysia326 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Kota Belud was an unplanned overnight stop. We woke up bright and early. We decided to take in the sights and look for a place to have breakfast. We walked to the Tamu Market but the fruit stalls were still not opened. Lucky got us the roti restaurant was already buzzing with people. The roti canai was good. The coffee so-so. The market was still not 100% by the time we finished our breakfast
Written February 17, 2018
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Jackie R
5 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Worth a look if you are in the area. Bargins to be had but look around first. Sometimes there are shows and demonstrations to watch
Written March 28, 2017
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