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town centre, Sandakan, Malaysia
08:00 - 15:00
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide took us around here calling a supermarket, which in fact is a MARKET selling anything from fruit, veg, spices clothing and fish amongst other things. The fresh fish area is quite interesting, just wish I lived here solely for the fact that prawns are SOOOOO cheap to buy here, I could live on these. There are so... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every Central Market is always a fun place to visit and taste the local scene of people and their food selection, fresh and readily available. Apart from coming to do your daily marketing for farm fresh vegetables, fruits and local produce, there's always the sea food product either fresh from the sea or already nicely packed for keeping. I always... More 

Thank alfredc466
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Must try the local food stalls upstairs!! They are super economical with a large portion that's so satisfying! Not to forget to bring some fresh seafood back home on flight hehe

Thank Pauline C
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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306 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The market is well worth visiting, as a foreigner you may observe local people's life and plenty of fruit, vegetables and food items you might have never seen before.The back part belongs to a fish market, which is also very interesting. People are friendly, not intrusive at all, even if you don't want to buy anything. Better to visit in... More 

Thank Stepanka40
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I came here to get some fresh fruit, 2 apples and 3 oranges for 3MYR which wasn't bad! I had a look around the place too, they have alot of dried fish, seeds & spices, fresh meats and also veggies. Not much else to see other than that, but worth a look to get a sense of the place, or... More 

Thank Kaiser2290
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Get down here about 0530 and watch the mayhem that is the fish market. Great to see the trawlers offloading their catch of fresh fish, prawns, etc. Then head up to the second floor and have a great cheap breakfast of kway teow.

2 Thank Chalkmq
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Located at the 2nd floor of this market, there's is one stall selling homemade Kueh Teow with deep fried pork. The texture of the kueh teow is so smooth and fine, deep fried pork is very tasty, and the miso soup like soup base is incredible! When we asked for the bill, the price even shocked us, average RM4.30 per... More 

2 Thank RachelleFung
Sandakan, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

This is the only 'youtiao' in Sandakan town area, the taste is good and crispy, you should try this snacks....

3 Thank foodhunt2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Wide range of food available. Go to the first floor for halal food which has a good range of Malay food. The second floor has many stalls selling Chinese food. Head for the stall with a sign '1940 original homemade kueh teow with deep fried pork'. This is the second generation operator and the recipe has been unchanged since it... More 

5 Thank Ric_L123
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128 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

The New market is exactly that new. A concrete building over 3 floors. Unfortunately this distracts from the charm. The central and night markets in KK are much better than this one.

1 Thank Chris H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: town centre, Sandakan, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Sabah  >  Sandakan Division  >  Sandakan

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?