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Saturday October 13th 2012

Kota Kinabalu Filipino Market

Visit Kota Kinabalu Filipino Market

Wondering around aimlessly in Kota Kinabalu city? You should head over to the waterfront and visit the Kota Kinabalu Filipino Market.

Many visitors, including locals visit this market for souvenirs and to try out the food. If you are traveling, you definitely want to try the food. It is the only way to experience what it is like living in your vacation destination.

Let time slow down for a moment and see the locals go about their business. The market is situated right at the waterfront. On one side is the souvenir handicraft market, on the other is where all the food is.

Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu
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The Food At Kota Kinabalu Filipino Market

You have not experienced Sabah until you have tried the local food. I came across a very interesting blog post where the night market in Kota Kinabalu is featured.

This is what they had to say, “As we meandered past rows and rows of stalls, we came to the dining area where there are stalls selling local delicacies. We were tempted to try the BBQ seafood. There are different types of seafood: big tiger prawns, different kind of fish, squids, crabs and even lobster.”

Travel Reviews Posted By Visitors

Here are some reviews posted on www.TripAdvisor.com.my by visitors to the Filipino Market in May 2012.

Photos of Filipino Market, Kota Kinabalu
This photo of Filipino Market is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The first one is a tourist from Philippines:

Filipino Market was our first stop on our first night in Kota Kinabalu.

The name is called this way for some reason though it’s not surprising since a lot of the shopkeepers and the people in food stalls can talk to me in Filipino

As for the place, lots and lots of souvenirs from shirts, key chains, stuffed animals and trinkets at a fraction of a price compared to other places in KK.

I even got myself a stuffed Orangutan and certain small stuff as mementos.
The food was also fantastic as most of the stalls serve fresh seafood and vegetables, barbecue style!
The servings are also quite large and filling for a very, very affordable price.

Not to mention, the place comes alive at night!
Very vibrant and very lively while facing the bustle of the city.

Take your wallet and start shopping for cute and nice souvenirs at the Filipino Market.
Don’t forget, MAKAN!!!

posted by paul360
Quezon City, Philippines

And this is one from a visitor from Kuala Lumpur:

A place not to be missed. Great for some filipino food or local delights. Especially seafood!

BBQ fresh seafood or cooked in other styles, by choosing your own fishes, prawns, lobsters, squids (sotong) don’t forget to bargin. Basok (an Indonesia noodle) of meehoon in soup with meat and topped with fried spring onions.

Drink, the giant coconuts to quench thirst.

Buy local handicrafts, biscuits variety of them very delicious indeed for snacks or bring back to your friends and family for souvenirs.

posted by ShannonChow
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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