Gaya Street Sunday Market
Gaya Street Sunday Market
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Lankylee
Lake Macquarie, Australia1,038 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Over the years, this market has slowly changed to a trinket and cheap clothing market and less of a local produce and handicrafts one. The fruit and vegetables section is OK. The kopitiams around the market do good business.
Written 11 December 2022
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annette w
9 contributions
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 4 October 2022
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Shukry Abdullah
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia82 contributions
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 15 January 2022
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia578 contributions
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 20 October 2020
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Dr Shawn Paul
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia63 contributions
Mar 2020
Nothing out of the ordinary, but a nice Sunday market to visit nevertheless, with locals selling their goods.

Keychains, batik prints, fruits, rattan bags were among the things sold.

It does get very hot.

Nice shop selling a variety of buns along the street(non halal) but the name escapes me.
Written 2 April 2020
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Talitha M
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,951 contributions
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 26 February 2020
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Anthony S
Coombabah, Australia1,200 contributions
Feb 2020
A typical type of sunday markets with a range of foods, clothes and knick knacks. A good atmosphere with the street being blocked off
Written 22 February 2020
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Steven Chai
111 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Likes the place, selling food, cloth, fruit, accessories even a pet. The road is closed for this Sunday market. Visit early to avoid a lot of people.
Written 3 January 2020
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caroline w
perth102 contributions
Dec 2019
We arrived around 10.30am on sunday for these markets and they were in full swing so much food and clothes, and much more to choose from these markets go for miles street after street after street it can get very hot inside them (even though they are in the open)
Written 29 December 2019
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Joan Paulino
Makati, Philippines14 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A typical type of Sunday market where they showcase local products yet its a bit pricey. As a Filipino we have a lot of that back home so I only bought shirts with sSabah design😂 plus we went there late like 10 in the morning so hot hahaha Lastly I tried Laksa and I’m not a fan of curry 😊 but the restaurant is very good very organized and fast in service 👍🏼👍🏼Let’s not overrate😉 this is my honest review
Written 20 November 2019
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