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Great sunday market

Visited during Raya 2019. This was my 3rd visit after a few years. It has improved in the variety... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2020
sher1208
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Arts and Crafts Sunday Market

Nothing out of the ordinary, but a nice Sunday market to visit nevertheless, with locals selling... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2020
ShawnPaul91
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Sunday market that you need to be there early or else pretty pack. You can get local products and souvenir for sure not cheap as tourist attraction

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Very busy and very hot if you start too late. A lot of cheaply, mass produced tourist-attracting stalls eg clothing, bags, souvenirs (which were probably made elsewhere) The interesting part is the fruit,veg, honey, plants, coffee, bird’s nests and old ceramics for sale. Live pets did not look comfortable. Great band playing at a crossroad.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

I did not shop for any souvenir thinking Gaya Sunday street market was the best place to do so. And I was WRONG and totally DISSATISFIED and DISAPPOINTED.

Every other 3 shops selling the same thing. Like wind catcher, pearl bracelets, t-shirts. And it's all pretty much same design and price on higher side compared to other souvenir stalls at Pekan Nabalu , Rumah Terbalik etc.

You can get better souvenirs at Pekan Nabalu with better price and better varieties. More Authentic.

A same person might rent out few stalls across the Gaya street market and sell the same thing. Realised that when I wanted to get shirt for my child and the worker there got it from another stall saying they all from same shop. No wonder everywhere same price and cant bargain much.

And my child wants to go toilet urgently. Those who go there pls take note theres Government building beside the market. " Dewan BANDARAYA Kota Kinabalu " can use the toilets there even on Sunday when the office are closed.

Conclusion this place is Not for shopping. Get souvenirs from Pekan Nabalu if you are going there.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Located at Gaya streets with lots of stall selling all sorts of stuff, souvenir, food, vegetables, drinks
fruits, pets, coffee powder, clothing, etc.

The shops along the streets if you need to eat or buying food stuff as souvenir.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

While it makes for a nice Sunday walk (albeit potentially too hot in June), we didn't really find anything that was handmade or otherwise "original." The prices were also somewhat high and barely negotiable.

We also noticed some pets were for sale (puppies, kittens, hamsters, bunnies). However, they were kept in terrible conditions and were clearly under a lot of stress and discomfort.

Finally, there were fruits and fish for sale. However, the fish looked and smelled quite bad (as in, probably spoiled).

Date of experience: June 2019
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