Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gaya Sunday Market

We started Day TWO with a stroll in GAYA SUNDAY MARKET, which was just across our hotel.

"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.

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