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Address: Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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But good for a visit. From 8 am to midday on sundays. Lots of art , craft and local produce. Not much on the food scene. Can get very hot.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

But good for a visit. From 8 am to midday on sundays. Lots of art , craft and local produce. Not much on the food scene. Can get very hot.

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Klang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not plan to visit as I did not have much time in KK. but glad that i visited this market. it is welli worth the effort.....so colourful, so many varieties. plenty of choices for souvenirs - especially very nice shirts that you just can't resist the temptation to grab one home.... of special interest is the man who... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gaya Street Market only open Sunday mornings and finishes by 1p.m. is full of souvenirs, crafts, trinkets, clothings and lots of live animals for sale what is very upsetting. Its bustling crowded so the key is to get there early, but don't expect anything extraordinary. The food and natural medicine products are interesting but that's about it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunday street market at Gaya street used to be something to look forward to but it's not anymore. Too much junk is being sold and too much supermarket type products like plastic containers and stuff you can otherwise buy elsewhere at stores have now made it into the market and it spoils the whole purpose of the sunday market.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normal market attractions and offerings etc. A large number of shops and the sight of large animals (dogs) in small cages is somewhat disturbing. Only worth the visit if you are a market/shopping enthusiast.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the type of market you find all over Asia, they sell just about everything, its very popular and very crowded a perfect venue for pick pockets so beware, although we had no issues at all. The only thing I did not like about this market was the caged animals and fish who were all in cages far to... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd advise you to get there as soon as possible. If the stands are still being put up, don't worry and go around, looking at the same stand twice will make you notice other stuff you didn't at first. You can get pretty much everything here. The word souvenier may be a bit vague but that's because you can buy... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From art to live animals, from handmade soap to jewellery, from T-shirts to towels. Not for those who don't like crowds.

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Thank abcadventuretravel
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The museum compound is large and divided into d heritage village, the main building, Islamiic Civilization. Very interesting indeed especially you walk through the different sect.with a knowledgeable tour guide. Gives you a better insight to the locals way of life and heritage. The books & gift's shop also is very interesting!

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Thank Mary Ann C
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

A standard street market with all sorts of different trinkets and items but nothing out of the ordinary. If you've never been to an asian street market, i'd recommend going but otherwise it was pretty standard. Felt sad for the dogs and animals being sold there though.

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