We started Day TWO with a stroll in GAYA SUNDAY MARKET, which was just across our hotel.
***read DAY ONE***
"Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas, like batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs!. This is the best place to experience the cross-section of the local population when entire families enjoy a Sunday outing."
It was very much similar to Divisoria in Manila, Philippines.
Here are a few of the things you can see and buy in GAYA SUNDAY MARKET:
Accessories, trinkets, Batik Sarongs, Scarves
Locally made bags and "I ♥ Kota Kinabalu" Tshirts
Arts and Crafts were abundant!
Jars, jars and more jars
sketches of orangutans and paintings of proboscis monkey
Antiques, ancient items such as old metal irons.
Different types of shells
Local Fruits - Lanzones, Mangosteen and Rambutan
Plants and souvenir items like magnets
Personalized wooden door hangers, beggars and other items for display
Blind musicians and masseuse
Coffee beans and ground coffee
Yes, they sell animals in the GAYA SUNDAY MARKET
Fishes were sold in plastic bags
Rabbits, cats, ducks,and more
More Cats and Dogs
Can you believe they also sell turtles???
If you plan on visiting the GAYA SUNDAY MARKET, please be reminded that The Gaya Street Fair is only open every Sunday from 6.30 am to 1.00 pm.