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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Delightful Gaya Street Sunday Market, Kota Kinabalu.


  
The next morning I woke up early. Mmm...can see sea view from the hotel room.

 
Again I wanted to go "swimming". Brrr ...it was cold....still early. Papa didn't wanna follow me coz his tummy was not well.

Alamak...after my swim...I wanted to go back up to our room but then no access pass how ah? You see, this hotel security was very tight. Access pass is needed to go from floor to floor. And the funny part is they only give one access pass per room.

Can't take the access pass from the room coz without it, Papa would not have electricity for the Air-conditioning and lights.

Lucky Papa is a light sleeper and heard the phone ringing. He came to "rescue" us and we went to the hotel's Cafe for its Buffet Breakfast.


After breakfast, Mamarazzi went to explore the Gaya Street Sunday Market. I decided to stay back and accompany Papa.

 
One thing she notice about this street is that it's very clean. Nearly every stalls have a rubbish bin for people to throw "sampah"(rubbish) in.

While walking, browsing and snapping photos, Mamarazzi did not realise that one apparatus on her camera fell off. She did not realise it till she was halfway through the market. She thought she won't be able to find it again but still she retraced her steps. Was surprised to find it at the first stall where she bought some key chains. That is how clean the street was!

 There are all kinds of souvenir stalls here. But the prices varies. 

 Also noted are some local vegetables and fruits.

 saw these funny looking umbrella. Too bad it's too small for me.

 These bags looks very pretty. Mamarazzi was really tempted to buy but then again....she doesn't use...

 Ever heard of head hunting tribe in Borneo in the old days? Well, so far these are the old "skulls" found in Gaya Street. Some may find it interesting but it's a bit scary looking for Mamarazzi.

 Yikes!!! Persian Cats, Dogs , hamster and all sorts of pets also can be found on sale here.

Halfway through, Mamarazzi bump into these ladies and a group of men . They were wearing "I Love PM" T-shirts. There was two "lions" performing Lion Dance  in the middle of the busy market.

It was after the show that Mamarazzi noticed the apparatus in her camera was missing. There was such a big crowd that she nearly written-off as a goner but lucky she found it as she mentioned earlier


 I bet if Auntie Little Bird sees these she would drool. She HEART Seashells. Surprising they are being sold at a much lower price than in KL.

 Some of the antiques. If Uncle Twilight was here, he would sure know how to appreciate them.

 Not sure of this Calligraphy stall would be open on normal weekends or only when near Chinese New Year. How Mamarazzi wish my Chinese writing can be at least half as good as them.

 Loads of painting but not sure of the price. 

 Maybe my classmate Afik would appreciate these. 

 Found it!! so this is how Bambangan fruit look like inside. The texture looks a bit like Mango. Too bad the seller did not offer Mamarazzi a taste of this fruit. She would love to try it.

 I bet of Ah Mah was there, she would buy some of these home. She loves this.

 Well...what did Mamarazzi bought for me? this "hat" umbrella.


And a "Singing top"....opps forgotten to take photo of it. But here is a video of the "Singing Top". But don;t know why when came back to the hotel room it refused to sing. Maybe need to be out in the open air then only it would sing?


 
Bought a bunch of these Setoi Fruits for RM2.

Here is how it looks like. Pretty similar to Mangoesteen though the skin and seed is thicker. Taste sweet sour.

Overall, Mamarazzi said there is a little bit of every thing for everyone. But need to bargain a lot. She bought some T-shirts from  here and the first few stalls she asked was very pricey. After she walk up and down the street, finally found a stall that rice was more reasonable but still higher that what she found at Pekan Nabalu.

61 comments:

  1. My mother in-law couldn't resist to bought the cabbage when she was in KK. It's cheaper and fresh right..

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    1. is it? i didnt ask the price . But i guess some will be chearper

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  2. LOL... Auntie Little Bird loves seashells alright. So much over there, walao...

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    1. ya wor...so cheap....can you guess how much is the ones Mamarazzi bought for you? You will ketuk her head for not buying more

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  3. I love Gaya Street!!! Pasar Tamu every Sunday morning - so interesting, so many things to see and buy. Walk so far, strolling and looking...and you will not feel a thing.

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    1. yes. Best go early coz not many people. By 11am it's kinda crowded.

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  4. Wish i am there to jalan jalan now...

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  5. I didnt go to Gaya Street but it is like every pasar tamu, a lot of weird and unique local stuff to see there! L

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    1. paiseh....Never really gone to any pasar tamu ..over here pasar tamu mostly vegetables. Not much of other things.

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  6. Setoi fruit...? Never see this fruit before.

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    1. we call it setoi over here but not sure what you call it over there...similar to mangoesteen

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  7. the swimming pool very nice lah, so kids friendly one?? got all those cartoon paintings on the wall, got fish spitting water into the pool, no wonder the water is colder, haha!! :D

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    1. aiyoh, only gave your one access card?? so mafan lah, should have given two to you.. huh?? aiyoh, who say you can only use the access card in that switch slot?? you got lots of other supermarket/shopping malls membership cards, can use that also right?? then you can have your access card outside while your aircond is still on~~ :

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    2. wah, this Gaya Street Market is damn good!! so many things to see and so many things to get.. no wonder Mamarazzi wanna ditch Small Kucing and go there alone, haha!!

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    3. got interesting fruits i've never seen before too.. eih, Mamarazzi should have bought those pokka dots umbrella for Small Kucing!! got telinga there one looks cuter than this one you bought lah.. haha!!

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    4. and because it was morning la.

      I think they give ony one access card for security reason la. Mafan a bit but to be safe lor. wouldn't want foreign tourist say Malaysia is an unsafe country...

      Gaya street is really interestng...like Petaling street at night but stuffs are sold by locals Difficult la bring him along.

      too small la those pokka dots umbrella



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  8. Yeah, Horizon Hotel is kind strict. Last year when my friend stayed there with her family, she also need to call her family to go down because they only given one access card. Kinda inconvenient if stay with big group of family. Gaya street is a must to go by every tourist and traveller. Everytime I have friends come to visit KK, sure I will bring them to Gaya Street. Did you try the famous Yee Fung Laksa there?

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    1. Kinda good security as those who are not Guest there cant simply go up but true. Kinda inconvenient if in a big group.

      Nope...didnt try out the laksa as didnt know about it. Maybe next time :)

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  9. This place looks interesting for us ladies.. love the hat umbrella... very unique.. hehehe..

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  10. I still remember that I used to frequent Gaya street every Sunday. Those were the good old times.I love this street. There are a lot of things to see there.

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    1. I totally agree with you..so many things to see there

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  11. It's nice to be in a place where the culture is so different from us. Btw, I have sent you something from Greece. Hope you like it!

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  12. The market, I like la! So many things to explore. Aunty Yannie is shopaholic la!

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  13. Interesting fruits. Your mamarazzi didn't buy the bambangan fruit to try?

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    1. nope wor...coz fruit too big. Mamarazzi stingy leh coz later buy too big then cannot finish become wasted....so tarak buy lo

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  14. i like to visit such market. Can see many new things.

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  15. it was really nice to go shopping in such place,
    most especially tourists they has a lot of stuffs to choose from

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    1. ya...can see a lot of ocal stuffs too

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  16. the street looks great and clean indeed,
    im impressed coz in places like this the tendencies were to see
    a lot of trashes all over just like here

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    1. Yup am surprised that the place so clean

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  17. we also have those animals for sale along the street,
    i dont know if it's legal of what,
    but they seems stressed due to the environment and the cages
    they were cute tho

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  18. the art works were cool as well as those shells
    and umbrella, i use to have that umbrella hat too, i never thought
    it was still available i havent seen any since then

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    1. it has been around many years...only buy now

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  19. have a great day and happy blogging small kucing
    take care always and god bless you

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  20. the market looks so interesting...but the pool looks cold but it is pretty

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  21. Small kucing not afraid of cold water, very good! Mamarazzi is lucky to find the camera part. Why didn't Mamarazzi buy the buah Bambangan to eat? Then can tell us what it taste like.

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    1. coz the buah Bambangan too big...takut tak habis makan then wasted

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  22. Is glad that you still be able to find back the camera, cause it barelt happened nowadays once you have lost something!!! =]

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    1. Not camera but the thing attached to it. Ya super happy about that

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  23. Wah, u're also on holidays ah? The pasar malam looks so much better than the one in Penang :< I'm back! So glad to be home cause it's super hot there. Pardon me if I'm slow in going thru your posts the next few weeks as I'll be tied up with my reviews; but I'll be back to catch up. Thks for visiting while I was away!

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  24. Interesting about the security in that hotel.. I've never heard of something like that... Glad Papa came to the rescue...

    Looks like Mama found alot of neat things at the market... Glad that it was so clean. Much of the time, markets like that are NOT clean.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. they are pretty strict about that. It's good as it's for security sake.

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  25. It's always great to find some "exotic" vegetables & fruit!

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  26. What a civic minded people to provide small waste bins. I liked that!

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  27. Oh yes, I always like to look at antiques at flea markets in China or Taiwan where the old ladies traded their wares or family herilooms for a song.

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    1. easy for you la since know are antique expert. If layman like us kena cheated also dont know.

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  28. I love small kucing's funny photos in all poses. Now this hat umbrella is cute on him.

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  29. I think I have been to this market long long time ago. Everything looks so fresh including the fruits. Looks like the campaigning has started slowly but sad that to announce the election date seems like a big secret. That shows Malaysia boleh!!!

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