Gaya Street- Kota Kinabalu's Sunday Street Market

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People walking Gaya Street
When you mention Gaya Street, all Kota Kinabalu locals and most tourist can point you to the direction of the famous street (Especially on Sundays). The word "Gaya" in the Malay language literally means "Style". If you're thinking Rodeo Drive, think again. I don't really know how to describe Gaya Street. It has been in existence ever since I was born. It has changed a little, however, it feels the same. I wouldn't dare compare it to Sydney's "The Rocks" markets. Perhaps its similar or maybe truly, one of a kind. Its wet and dry market all combined to one.

You'll pretty much find everything at Gaya Street. If you were looking for something to have for breakfast, or get something to cook for lunch, you will no doubt find something. If you're looking for gifts and souvenirs, antiques and art, you'll find it here too. If you're lonely and want a pet, there are several you can choose from from cats to dogs, mice to koi fish. The array of things found here makes this a one stop shop for everyone.

The  loud, sharp scratchy guitar strumming and singing by blind buskers, adds to the street atmosphere. Across the road from them are another group of blind masseurs, doing reflexology on eager passer-bys.

I was there to capture today's vibes. Put on your imagination, and imagine yourself taken to the one and only- Gaya Street.


reikunboy says:
I'll keep this market place in mind i think i'm going to KK in August
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008
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People walking Gaya Street
People walking Gaya Street
Rabbits for sale. RM18 each.
Rabbits for sale. RM18 each.
Dumplings (Glutenous rice, steamed…
Dumplings (Glutenous rice, steame…
Koi fish.
Koi fish.
Vegetables and fruits.
Vegetables and fruits.
Bowls and pots.
Bowls and pots.
Artwork by local artist.
Artwork by local artist.
Sea Shells.
Sea Shells.
Carved wooden masks.
Carved wooden masks.
Ducks carved out of roots.
Ducks carved out of roots.