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Gaya Street Sunday Market

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Cool to see for a bit - lots of nick knacks, souvenirs and street foods. It can get very hot and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Very popular and busy Market.

Great variety of market stalls and good atmosphere with that feeling of popularity with the masses... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure when you come to borneo you get to experience the Sunday market. Bustling streets lined with all the cheap deals. Spent hours wandering. Loved it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool to see for a bit - lots of nick knacks, souvenirs and street foods. It can get very hot and not all of it's covered - worth a look if you're there on a Sunday, but probably not worth hanging around extra days for...More

Thank Alexander_NSN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gaya Street Sunday Market offers plenty of variety including a wide range of food, souvenirs, jewelry, pets, clothing, collectables, handicrafts and lots more. There are plenty of bargains to be found ! Politely haggle for a better price. Be early, some stalls start to...More

2  Thank daf57
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here around 9 am.and its toooooo hot.. Better to start earlier.. Lots of things to see and buy. From.food ,clothes, souvenirs, fruits,bags, soaps, biscuits ,silks, etc.. It was a very very nice way to do sunday morning. They are in ths street til lunch...More

2  Thank Ronna V
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Great variety of market stalls and good atmosphere with that feeling of popularity with the masses, worth a visit.

Thank William W
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Gaya Street Market is a great place to pick up cheap souvenirs, sample local food, especially the famous steamed bun (a steal at RM 1.40 a piece) and take in the local culture! Interacting with the ‘Sabians’ is great fun and you can even bargain!...More

1  Thank jccoffey
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Most stalls selling the same things. Of course you can see and learn the local culture and food here. Met the well-known Indian calligraphy writer in Sabah, a scholar born in Johor, Mr. Poolohgasingam or Huang Boluo黄波罗. I took a rest to have in Keng...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

went for a stroll in the Gaya street market today, like my 10th time over 20 years. Still charming, but the area off the back, where local smallholders sell their fruit, veg, Salted fish, plants is much more interesting than the main street where souvenir...More

Thank Chrisneoh69
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Locals sell, tourists buy. Little souvenirs, sarong, t-shirts, treats and drinks, a couple of old guys singing karaoke in the open, and they even have a booth selling puppies! Fun place to check out. But is it anything special? Well, that's up to your personal...More

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Gaya street only open on Sunday morning until afternoon..It's best to visit early in the morning as it can be very crowded, hot and musty from 10 a.m until noon! You can get so many nice souveniers in Gaya street but make sure to check...More

1  Thank ReeNa E
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29 October 2017|
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Response from ChanML | Reviewed this property |
I know it opens every Sunday only. Sorry other days I am unsure.
7 October 2016|
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Response from Alexandra J | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Tamparuli is on Wednesday while Inanam is on Thursday.
Michelle B
5 September 2016|
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Response from JLionstone | Reviewed this property |
The stalls should be gradually closed and removed for the tent after 1:00 pm. If you want to look for some handcraft products, you can still find in Filipino handcraft market. It is just next to the Central Market. By... More