Kota Belud Sunday market - Orangutravel
Dive into the largest, most colorful and bustling open street market of Sabah, away from touristy areas of Kota Kinabalu and get in touch with the culture of the Sabahan people express through their daily life
  • Walk in Kota Belud day market
  • Try the street food
  • Buy local crafts
What's included
  • Round trip from hotel to Kota Belud
Kota Belud Sunday market
Any amount of people can join.

      Dive into the colours, sounds and atmosphere of Kota Belud town market, 75 km North from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. It’s one of the oldest and most folkloristic open markets still going on in Sabah. It is known locally as “Tamu” (market), one of the largest of the area, where literally everything can be found, bought, traded. There are fishermen, farmers, artisans, grocery sellers, you can even find cattle for sale, such as water buffalos. The place is very bustling and animated, especially when people discuss and bargain the goods.

      Since the market is not far from Kota Kinabalu, it’s an interesting opportunity to visit, to better understand the countryside life of Sabah and the culture of the Sabahan people expressed through their daily life. A visit to the market represent also a precious opportunity to try local food or buy local crafts in an area that is not as touristy as the city of Kota Kinabalu.

      You can book this tour only on Sundays as the market is only scheduled once per week.


      1 Kota Belud
      You will meet your local guide and driver at your hotel or designated place in Kota Kinabalu and proceed to Kota Belud where the market is. On the way back, you will be returned to your original location.
      20150212 08:00Departure from Kota Kinabalu.
      20150212 09:30Arrive in Kota Belud and visit the street market.
      20150212 13:00Estimated time of arrival back to Kota Kinabalu.
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