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Address: Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Sunday market - decent

Busy and lots to see at this market. Come early as it shuts around 12pm. Three to four streets turned into lots of stalls selling everything. From snacks to handcrafts, live... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 26, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Only open Sunday from early morning up to 1pm. Very crowded and hot, some local handcraft products were interesting and i bought a iron wood spatula. It worth to visit that is different to the KK times square shopping centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Busy and lots to see at this market. Come early as it shuts around 12pm. Three to four streets turned into lots of stalls selling everything. From snacks to handcrafts, live stock (chicken, dogs, cats, birds etc) to coffee and clothing - basically everything and anything. A nice Sunday morning stroll. Busy, hot and lively. Recommend this if you like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Went in March 2016 as part of unorganised tour to see multiples of sites. Spent about 2hours here, 8.30-10.30am. Had breakfast half way through. Quite all of repetitive stands selling wares. From knives to live animals, this market caters for locals as well as tourists. Very safe, no hard selling or aggressive bartering, a friendly atmosphere. Very hot in mid... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

A very busy Sunday market! Can buy anything you want. Be prepared to dress light and go there early.

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

because we are traveling with 2 kids + 1 infant, could see more, too many people on school holiday, but i think the souvenir here is much cheaper

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The markets offer a chance to see many different cultural groups at once. You can pick each group by the clothes they wear with the colourful farmers being from the hills and those in dark or black the coastal areas. The Arab influence in the coastal and Christian influence by Missionaries in the hill areas. As you walk around you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Very busy market with lots to see and buy. Picked up a couple of bargains. Very hot and sticky, so dress accordingly.

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Sabah, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

It is a street market, not a mall equipped with air-condition. Therefore, expect to be under the sun, heat or rain while being 'sandwiched' between the vibrant crowd of society. You may find local antiques, memorabilia, animals, plants to a wide range of imitation goods. If you are looking for an original Prada or Gucci, then you are surely walking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Very crowded and hot! It advertises a lot of stuff to include antiques but I didn't see a variety of stuff offered. Mostly snacks, cheap clothing, flowers, etc. If you find something you kind of have to push your way to the vendor to get a price. It is that crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

My experience in Gaya Street Sunday Market is one to cherish. The first impression of the place is that its really colorful and packed with people of all sorts of background. The locals and tourists all come together to make this place really lively. There are many local crafts and tidbits that one could bring home. There are also lots... More 

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