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Gaya Street Sunday Market, Kota Kinabalu Overview

Bustling with the hustle of the locals and tourists, the Gaya Street Sunday Market is once in a weekly market set in the Gaya Street of Kota Kinabalu. It has been an important place for the farmers, fishermen and other traders for more than a hundred years.

The sunday street market is famous among the locals as well as the tourists, providing a large number of unique, handcrafted, organic and herbal items along with plants, flowers, stylish and colourful clothes, jewellery and other items of local, cultural and traditional importance. The market opens early in the morning and strolling around to shop and also try the authentic Malaysian and international cuisine at the roadside stalls.

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Shopping at the Gaya Street Sunday Market

  • Being a popular market place, open only on Sundays, the crowd is huge. The big area has an array of unusual stalls with beads, crystal, and handmade jewellery, colourful and printed t-shirts, dresses and other clothing items, glass accessories, aquariums, wooden plaques with Arabic words being carved, precious stones, moonstones, and seashell jewellery.
  • The list continues with lamps, plants, herbs and flowers, organic tea, coffee and other healthcare products, herbal and handmade soaps, Buddha and other statues along with handmade bags, hats, and caps.
  • There are food items like cakes of different flavours, light but filling snacks along with stalls selling kitchenware and other homecare items for locals.
  • There are various decorative items and souvenir shops especially for tourists to carry items from their trip to this beautiful and enriching city.

How to Reach Gaya Street Sunday Market

Gaya Street is in the centre of the city and the traffic is mostly closed on Sundays for the Sunday Market to be easily accessible and for people to stroll around conveniently. The place is well connected by public transport and from the centre of Kota Kinabalu, it is just a 5 minutes’ drive via Jalan Tun Razak. One can easily hire a taxi from anywhere and travel to the market. Walking from the centre will take around 10 minutes to reach the market.

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