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Address: Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia

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Lots to see and smell

A typical market with so much to see and take in. Wasn't too sure if the stall owners would be happy with us taking photos but it is obviously a great photo opportunity. Dried... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sylv R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A typical market with so much to see and take in. Wasn't too sure if the stall owners would be happy with us taking photos but it is obviously a great photo opportunity. Dried fish, handicrafts, every type of meat Fried up in front of you.. a nice little wander around

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large waterfront market selling dried foods, snacks, meals and souvenirs. Prices are variable as is the quality so haggle to get the best deal. Don't expect too much of a bargain.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We locals call this place as one of the 'black areas'. Be careful of getting conned or bag from snatched. Sometimes the products there are not fresh and chemicals are used to make it stop from turning bad. This includes the dried products sold there. Most people doing bussiness in this area are not locals. Do not give money or... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place attracts a lot of tourist with their assortment of goods. Once again unless one bargins the prices are not cheap. Remember to go inside past the front stalls.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Street stalls aplenty. Everything is bargainable, though the opening price is never cheap, may it be food or raw materials

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A large area that is a market selling everything from clothing to dried food stuff and also a dining place. Area selling clothing and such opens during the day but I visited this place in the evening and only the dried food stuff, wet market and dining area were open. Market sold almost all that one would want to buy... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Filipino market is located by the wharf in Kota Kinabalu. This is a market that has Filipino traders selling their wares. The market is divided to a few parts. One selling dry seafood like anchovies, prawns, squid, seaweed, seahorses etc. The other are selling souvenirs such as pearls (necklace, arm band, earrings and others), trinkets and more. You have to... More 

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Selangor
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was recommended to buy dried seafood items like dried shrimps, scallop, salted fish etc from this place. Went and after I did some 'survey', decided to get some dried shrimps from one of the stalls. The price for the 1 kg packet was Rm40, and you can see the big shrimps on the packet. Without much bargaining, I got... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

you can find affordable fresh seafood here (lobster, prawn, squid, fishes, and other seafood)..the price is reasonable..

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you love seafood then you must come here. We picked out our own whole fish, whole squid, 2 x giant prawns & lobster and were asked how we wanted it cooked (BBQ, fried or steamed). This was a huge feed and incredibly tasty. We had rice and stir fried veg as well and cost was 210RM approx. $60 AUD.... More 

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