Gaya Street (Sunday Market) @ Kota Kinabalu

(Photos by @joehairie)


Gaya Street (Sunday Market) is the place to go on Sunday mornings for some retail therapy. It is located at the Kota Kinabalu CBD (Central Business District) which has served as the center for businesses for over a hundred years. Gaya Street is closed off to traffic every Sunday morning to make way for the fair. You can buy almost everything here. There are stalls which sell arts, craft, food, fruits, antiques and so much more. This indeed is the best place to experience the culture and the lives of the Sabahan families on a Sunday outing.

The Gaya Street Fair starts as early as 6am in the morning until 1pm in the afternoon. Last Sunday, I decided to do some ‘walking’ at the weekly held Gaya Street Market. It was really really fun and exciting. There were just too many items to see, it is kinda the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, but of course smaller one here in Kota Kinabalu. Enough with explanation, now let’s look at the photos that I captured during my recent visit to Gaya Street. 

When the Lenses decided to do the ‘Explanation’. 

‘The Place to Chill Out’
Souvenirs for you?





Some local ingredients to make traditional medicines




Yummy ‘Rojak Buah’
Local Snacks
Local Fruit or Eleiodoxa Conferta
Oh, this is a big NO NO for me

Well, hope you enjoy looking at the so many pics. Do come to Gaya Street if you are in Kota Kinabalu. Mind you, it will be held only on Sundays.  From time to time I will update this post with more info and pics. To be honest, I am still looking for the piece of paper that I wrote down every little information from the vendors. Stay tune for the update peeps!!