The Little Boy who loves to work @ The Market

Written by @Joehairie
(Photos by team members)


“To travel is to live.”-Hans Christian Andersen

It might not be the prettiest place to be at. It’s the wet market on the other side of the ground floor section. The floor, wet, with some fishy smell here and there. Not really an ideal place for sightseeing but at least it offers some ‘worldviews’ for outsiders, a medium to understand the minds of the people behind the scene and how some people dedicate their life to this place. This is a story about the little boy who loves to work at the market.

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Pasar Tani (Farmers Market)

Rambai Fruit (Akin to Langsat Fruit)

Recently, I spent some time @ Pasar Tani, Taman Puterajaya, Telipok. Pasar Tani here is held twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. Apart from taking some pictures for this particular entry, I spent some few ringgits to purchase light snacks and incredibly those snacks were delicious and cheap. I had some wonderful and inspiring conversations with the farmers.

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The Colors Of Filipino Market @ Kota Kinabalu

(Photos by @joehairie)

Customers choosing their meal

Every city in this world has its own market that attracts both the locals and tourists. Kota Kinabalu has its own market as well, yup, right in the middle of the city, facing the sea. The market area is quite big actually and the locals named it as Pasar Besar (Central Market), Pasar Ikan (Fish Market-behind the Central Market) and Pasar Filipino (Consist of Salted Fish Market, Fruits Market, Handicraft Market, Vegetables Market, Fish Market and Cooked Food Stalls). For the benefit of future travelers to Kota Kinabalu, I did one big round of the Filipino Market, took some photos and wrote some notes. I went home after that and started drafing this entry so that it can be posted, which in the end will enable foreign visitors to navigate themselves around the market easily.

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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.

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