Strollin’ the Streets of Kota Kinabalu- Night Market and Gaya Street Market

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Strollin’ the Streets of Kota Kinabalu- Night Market and Gaya Street Market

One thing I love about Korea is the outdoor open air market we shop at. I have said it 100 times, but it might be one of my favorite things about Korea. So, naturally I was excited to explore markets of Malaysia! In Kota Kinabalu we found that the night market sold lots of fresh food! It’s as fresh as it comes 🙂 After asking the lovely ladies who worked at Lavender Lodge (where we stayed) for some tips on where to go, we grabbed a city map, and explored. I loved that in Kota Kinabalu (even though it was a “city”) it was small enough you could walk around/through/across it- easily in just 30 min.

While Gaya street market also sold fruit and other delicious food items this market was more of the souvenirs, clothing, live animal type of market. Just about everything could be found at Gaya Street!

Here are my favorite shots of us strollin the streets of Kota Kinabalu…

Lots of little street vendors :)

Lots of little street vendors 🙂

I have no idea what we ate, but it sure was delicious. I would say it tasted like a cross between a pear and an apple. With "plum powder" sprinkled on top. (I saw the label on the package, but I had no idea plum powder even was a thing!)

I have no idea what we ate, but it sure was delicious. I would say it tasted like a cross between a pear and an apple. With “plum powder” sprinkled on top. (I saw the label on the package, but I had no idea plum powder even was a thing!)

Night Market in KK

Night Market in KK

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Always lots of veggies. :)

Always lots of veggies. 🙂

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The night market is right along the water. Made for a really pretty sunset.

The night market is right along the water. Made for a really pretty sunset.

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Exploring more of the port.

Exploring more of the port.

Love this guy and this photo!

Love this guy and this photo!

Gaya Street market the next day!

Gaya Street market the next day!

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Selling freshly ground coffee beans. yum!

Selling freshly ground coffee beans. yum!

More coffee for sale

More coffee for sale

Butterfly made from feathers

Butterfly made from feathers

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Crazy hat.

Crazy hat.

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...and even animals for sale.

…and even animals for sale.

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About Elicia Shepard

I'm unique just like you. I've learned every person has a story which makes us who we are. One minute I am here..then I am gone. Discovering unknown places and people is an addiction I am proud of and will be an endless journey of mine. Smiling is not a pastime it's what I do. I live for moments that take my breath away. Falling in love is the greatest feeling-and the biggest risk. I thrive off of risks.Challenges. Adrenaline rushes. Making others smile. Art is all around and in ourselves. I love taking an unknown path not knowing where it'll lead. Mystery is beautiful. Compassion, kindness, and love- things I will always strive for. Know what you believe in. Stand up for it. Never be afraid to feel. Time waits for no one.Ever. Children inspire me. God fires me. Happiness is being with those you love.I am really blessed. I think God is love and forgiveness and I think he wants us to be good people and love EVERYONE. Figure out who you are and what that means to you-It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself (and you deserve it.) Live frugally on surprise. Breathe. Be who you are. Be an outcast...If you wanna find me I will be where the wind blows...Wherever that may take me.

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  1. wow – those look amazing! and such fun to explore. I agree with you – street markets are awesome. I am thinking what you ate may have been an asian pear – it looks like the picture and is a cross between an apple and a pear. But in your last post with all those amazing, unusual fruits – I have never seen anything that pink!! Wow! Love that you found and tried new things!!

    • I agree with you that it may have been an Asian pear! Good to know 🙂 All the fruit we tried was simply incredible. I can’t get over how neon pink that dragon fruit was. So fun to try fresh/ locally grown new foods. Wish we had them all at the market in Korea, because I loved them all!!

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