Gaya Street Sunday Market
Gaya Street Sunday Market
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:45 PM
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  • sandra C
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scottish
    Loved this market well organised and spaced out. Lots reasonble priced souveniers and eateries. Only thing didnt like was animals in cages but did see veterinary people checking. Felt safe there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Stephen A
    Benfleet, United Kingdom49 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit to look around
    Well laid out market with lots of different stalls. Did not like the animals in cages as they were very cramped from rabbits to dogs. Market closes around 1pm so need to be there in the morning. Preferred to buy items from local shops as cheaper and without having to do all the haggle of trying to get price down to shop level.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Chow E
    Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local KK Morning Market
    There were many stalls selling items from clothes, perfumes, food, coffee and ''Live'' animals being kept in tiny cramped cages. This market is obviously for tourists as the prices are priced higher than usual. A good place for scrolling around, but suggest not to buy things from here, as its quite expensive.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Kota Kinabalu
    The lively Sunday market at downtown Kota Kinabalu is not to be missed. The rows of stalls selling fruits, accessories and street food are impressive and eye-catching for tourists. It is also a local gathering place with plenty of patrons buying vegetables and dried seafood. The de facto Chinatown of Sabah, Jalan Gaya is the main tourist attraction of the city.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
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Shukry Abdullah
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This market opens for visitors starting from 6 AM until 12 PM every Sunday. You can find local foods, souvenirs, pets, plants, flowers, shirts, coffee, shoes. I visited Gaya Street Sunday Market in Kota Kinabalu city center in the middle of January 2022. Overall the place is clean and not too crowded due to Covid-19 restriction. You can walk for about 700 meters along the market. To enter you must scan body temperature and most already complete 2 dose of vaccine. Will come back for sure.
Written January 15, 2022
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undob0y
Philippines682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Great variety of products. From souvenirs to insect repellants. Not a lot of food choices as those are showcased on the Night Market happening every night on the same street. The prices are relatively cheap and a lot of locals patronize it. If you happen to be in KK on a Sunday morning do drop by the market.
Written June 13, 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,913 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The lively Sunday market at downtown Kota Kinabalu is not to be missed. The rows of stalls selling fruits, accessories and street food are impressive and eye-catching for tourists. It is also a local gathering place with plenty of patrons buying vegetables and dried seafood. The de facto Chinatown of Sabah, Jalan Gaya is the main tourist attraction of the city.
Written February 25, 2024
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annette w
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I only read about the professional pick pockets in Gaya St Market after I had the unfortunate experience on Sunday 2nd October 2022...I wish I'd checked the site before hand , but I would not have expected this in Sabah.....BUT PLEASE BE AWARE.
I did not bother reporting as nothing would be done. I'd just bought a fresh coconut drink at the stall and placed my wallet into my bag and within 2 meters I was bumped into by 2 local looking women who must have grab my wallet. I had ringgit and no cards in the wallet and only discovered the loss when I went to leave money for the singer/guitarist by the fountain. The Market people need to place a sign stating that pickpockets are active in this Market. Will not visit this Market again and unfortunately will be suspicious when visiting any markets in future in Malaysia.
Written October 4, 2022
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Talitha M
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This market is huge, lots of stuff (souvenirs, clothes, etc) and some fruit/veggies in a seperate area. Also nice restsurants for lunch. We also went to the nightmarket on saturday, which is mostly food but soooo good!!!
Written February 26, 2020
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Stephen A
Benfleet, UK49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Well laid out market with lots of different stalls. Did not like the animals in cages as they were very cramped from rabbits to dogs. Market closes around 1pm so need to be there in the morning. Preferred to buy items from local shops as cheaper and without having to do all the haggle of trying to get price down to shop level.
Written September 19, 2023
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Chow E
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
There were many stalls selling items from clothes, perfumes, food, coffee and ''Live'' animals being kept in tiny cramped cages. This market is obviously for tourists as the prices are priced higher than usual. A good place for scrolling around, but suggest not to buy things from here, as its quite expensive.
Written December 9, 2023
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited during Raya 2019. This was my 3rd visit after a few years. It has improved in the variety of stalls but still mostly selling the same touristy stuff. Good place for getting souvenirs as you can bargain. Tried the infamous blended watermelon juice and it was really refreshing especially in the hot weather. Great place to stroll would definitely recommend to others.
Written October 20, 2020
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sandra C
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Loved this market well organised and spaced out. Lots reasonble priced souveniers and eateries. Only thing didnt like was animals in cages but did see veterinary people checking. Felt safe there.
Written June 18, 2023
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Melz72
Perth, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Great market atmosphere and a chance to mix with the friendly locals. Plenty of souvenier shops along with clothing and handicrafts. Also plenty of local fruit and vegetable produce and food, snacks and drinks. Good prices and a good time.
Written May 19, 2023
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