加雅街星期日市場

即將去馬來西亞沙巴哥打京那巴魯嗎? 來到馬來西亚的沙巴州呢,就是要來體驗當地的文化。現在要介紹朋友們在沙巴的最著名的旅遊景點是叫做加雅街周日市場。加雅街是市場的主要街道。 加雅街周圍有很多商店,最著名的部分是加雅街週日市場。 每週日上午6點至下午12點鍾,加雅街上都有周日市場。 這是必須計劃參觀的頂級旅遊景點之一。 您將體驗當地的文化,美食家,飲料,衣服等……。

除了美味的小吃,甜美的水果,價格適中的紡織品和精美的手工製作外,加雅街(Gaya Street)上還有一些特別活動,您在其他地方看不到或幾乎看不到。

請注意:加雅街(Gaya Street)星期日市場早上7點左右開始(僅在星期日),並在早上9.00點達到頂峰,請確保儘早到達那裡。 如果您開車,避免交通擁堵的唯一方法就是儘早出發。 擁堵總是在早上7點左右開始,這是因為周日市場在主要街道上行駛,這意味著該街道正處於阻塞狀態,這就是為什麼在道路關閉後該街道仍處於擁擠狀態。


簡单介紹加雅街的歷史

關於加雅街的歷史,原名邦德街,加雅街位於哥打京那巴魯中央商務區,至今已有一百多年的商業中心。 帶 Nipah 屋頂的木鋪早已不復存在,但這裡是幾代人的家族企業仍在蓬勃發展的地方,從父親傳給兒子。

每個星期天的早晨,加雅街的長度都被禁止通行,為博覽會提供了道路,當地家庭將聚集在加雅街,以購買整週的必需品,而不僅僅是在街上漫步並享受早晨的散步。

主要街道

加雅大街(Gaya Street)主要由沿著街道堆放的超大傘攤組成,您需要花費至少一個小時才能參觀所有攤位。 大街上陳列著無數商品,從日用品到遊客的最愛,請堅持學習並進一步了解加雅街和當地文化

探索這條街後,您會非常餓。 街道兩旁也有很棒的餐廳,出售當地早餐,絕對值得一試。

傳統馬來西亞人蛋糕

關於上面的照片,這些是馬來人製作的馬來西亞當地的 Kuih-muih。 Kuih-Muih 是馬來人的語言,中文叫馬來人的傳統蛋糕。馬來人被定義為馬來西亞穆斯林/伊斯蘭教徒,都属于回教徒。 但是這些大多是客家人的手工製作,在製作傳統糕點和世代相傳方面非常專業,很少有必須嘗試的糕點,包括–豬肉餃子,綠豆糕點,香蘭椰子捲和彩虹夾心蛋糕。

這些傳統的糕點賣得很少,它使您能夠選擇更多不同的選擇,並且在沿著繁忙的周日街散步時是一種完美的享受。  kuih-muih 的售價為每隻RM0.50 馬币,非常便宜,值得一試。

馬來文化

首先,馬來人被定義為馬來西亞的穆斯林/伊斯蘭人民。 他們的文化非常有趣,您應該了解並了解他們的文化。 關於上面的圖片,我在音樂棚裡體驗過馬來樂器。 這使我想起了非洲文化。 這個鼓與非洲鼓非常相似,但是歌曲和文化方面就很不一样。

從本質上講,馬來人是一個南澳大利亞人族群,原產於馬來半島,印度尼西亞東部的蘇門答臘和婆羅洲沿海以及這些地區之間的較小島嶼,這些地區被統稱為馬來世界。 今天,這些地點是文萊和馬來西亞(現代馬來民族國家中的兩個),印度尼西亞,新加坡和泰國南部國家的一部分。

許多馬來亞族之間具有相當多的遺傳,語言,文化和社會多樣性,這主要是由於東南亞海域內各地區種族和部落的移民和同化已有數百年的歷史。 從歷史上看,馬來人口主要是由較早講馬來語的南洋人和南亞熱帶部落組成的,這些部落建立了幾個古代海上貿易州和王國,特別是文萊,吉打,蘭卡蘇卡,岡加涅加拉,奇圖,洛坤府,彭亨,梅拉尤和 Srivijaya  。

馬來西亞擁有豐富的文化生活,其中大部分圍繞著其多樣化人口的傳統慶祝活動。 穆斯林的主要節日是慶祝齋月齋戒月結束的開齋節(Hari Raya Puasa)(或齋戒節)或慶祝齋月高潮的開齋節(Hari Raya Haji)(或齋戒節)或 Aidiladha。 麥加朝聖的季節。 佛教徒在HariWesak(“ Wesak 日”)紀念佛陀的生命,而馬來西亞華人則慶祝農曆新年。 屠妖節是印度教的節日,節日持續了幾天,許多印度馬來西亞人都在慶祝聖誕節,而聖誕節是基督教社區的主要節日。 在大多數這些假期中,通常會舉辦 “開放日”,向客人提供馬來西亞美食和款待。 跨越所有民族和宗教的節日是國慶節(Hari Kebangsaan)(國慶節),慶祝馬來西亞8月31日獨立。

我也想澄清一下馬來西亞的運動。 馬來西亞的體育運動是傳統運動與西方運動的混合體。 從19世紀中葉開始,英國僑民將足球,板球,賽事和橄欖球引入半島; 他們成立了許多俱樂部並組織了比賽。 馬來西亞杯(以前稱為 H.M.S.馬來亞杯)於1921年首次參加比賽,是該國首屈一指的足球比賽。

傳統體育在當地也很受歡迎。 陀螺(主要供氣)比賽很激烈,獲勝的陀螺經常旋轉一個多小時。 在某些地區,陀螺不僅是一種隨機消遣,而且與農業周期有關。 風箏飛行也是一項最受喜愛的活動,鳥類競唱比賽也是如此,其中可能有數百隻鳥類,每隻都有獨特的歌曲。  Sepak takraw(“踢球”)是一種獨特的東南亞遊戲(現已在其他地區玩),類似於排球,但使用編織的藤製球玩而無需動手。 這項運動具有國際競爭力,馬來西亞擁有領先的獲勝隊伍。

這是馬來鑼。 它是他們的傳統樂器之一。 在紀念品方面,您可以考慮購買這些強烈強調婆羅洲藝術的當地手工藝品,其中包括-萊佛士(Rafflesia),銅鑼(Gong&Seruling)(一種樂器)和長鼻猴(ProboscisMonkey)。 如果您願意為獨家性付出更多,一些攤位甚至提供定制的現場服務。

如今,馬來西亞最大的種族馬來人佔總人口的50%以上。 在馬來西亞,“馬來人”一詞是指奉行伊斯蘭教和馬來人傳統,講馬來語且祖先為馬來人的人。 他們從印度斯坦和上座部佛教和依伊斯蘭教始於1400年代,很大程度上受到馬六甲皇家法院的裁決影響。 馬來人以其柔和的舉止和豐富的藝術遺產而聞名。 馬來西亞的傳統馬來舞可以分為3個主要類別。 西馬和東馬的宮廷舞,民間舞在馬來西亞廣泛實行。

Court Dance 最初是作為馬來西亞王室的娛樂活動。 風格非常優美,動作緩慢,持續且受控。 多數宮廷舞開始於坐姿,然後慢慢跪下或站立。 這類舞蹈曾經在許多地方為公眾表演。 至於民間舞蹈,這些舞蹈總是與社區的歡樂場合相關聯。 民間舞蹈很流行,但起源尚不清楚。 大多數舞蹈都使用易於識別的手持道具。 這些舞蹈中的一些可以追溯到萬物有靈的信仰和儀式。 自15世紀以來,馬來西亞商人和傳教士大量湧入,帶來了自己的文化,傳統和信仰。 馬來西亞東部的民間舞蹈還很活躍。 這些舞蹈簡直很美。 風格似乎沒有緊張或肌肉動作,相當放鬆。 舞蹈運動經常描繪自然,叢林生活,鳥類運動及其他。 東西方民間舞蹈的主要區別是舞者,音樂家和樂器。 舞者的服裝非常華麗,在東方往往帶有精美的頭飾和其他配件。 砂拉越舞蹈主要使用4弦細長吉他,沙巴汗舞蹈主要使用Kulintantan。 這些樂器大多是手工製作的,非常具有藝術性。 他們是許多不同的馬來舞。  Joget,Silat 和 Dikir Barat 是一些示例。

傳統馬來草藥

草藥和木耳起源於當地,而精美包裝的藥物是從印度尼西亞進口的,它們一點都沒有臭味,實際上,一些馬來人甚至暗示這些傳統藥物實際上有效,並且在日常中廣泛使用 生活。 在馬來女士中,還有一種名為“ Jamu”(淡黃色,高良薑精的沖泡酒)的特殊飲料,它們每天都會食用,據說這是美容的極佳天然療法。

除了草藥,加雅街(Gaya Street)在尋找時尚和紡織品方面也是一個討價還價的天堂。 最暢銷的商品是蠟染圍巾的彩色圖案,這是證明您去過馬來西亞的最好標誌。 如果您偶然在加雅街 Gaya Street 上偶然發現一個穿著與您相似的人,不要感到驚訝,因為這只是表明你們倆的口味實際上相同!

專業書法

您可能會把它看作是街上普通的書法大師,那麼如果我們告訴您他是一個純中文的印度人呢? 是的,他的名字叫黃波羅,又名N.Polohgasingam(N.Polo)。 您可以在加雅街上找到他的攤位,並要求他自定義寫特定的單詞字符(不同大小),但需要額外收費。

如果你想買他的書,每本只賣 RM5,好又十億。

有關市場的更多信息,當您可以在加雅街上實際購買到便宜的按摩店時,誰需要參觀高端按摩店? 他們實際上由馬來人和菲律賓人組成,他們擅長對馬路對面的遊客進行簡單的頸部/足部按摩。 該按摩服務以當地人為基礎,每天營業,全天在加雅街(Gaya Street)周圍的特定區域提供,所以在街上走走,問那些當地人是否真的需要一些很棒的按摩服務!

加雅街蔬菜市場

位於商店行後面的加雅街(Gaya Street)被稱為 Sabahan Paradise-一個蔬菜市場,整個星期都能滿足當地對蔬菜,水果和香料的需求。 由於產品是新鮮的並且由當地農民自然種植,因此這裡是當地人聚集和購物的地方。 蔬菜和水果在這個市場上還沒有出現過一些有趣但從未見過的情況,您可能需要詢問商店老闆有關它的正確用法。

如果您知道正確的烹飪方式和準備方式,而沙巴土著人被歸類為其中一種,那麼野生蔬菜和根可能是真正的美味佳餚。 阿卡瓦利(Akar Wali)– 具有藤條狀褐色外觀,其莖可以與水煮開,並可以作為有效控製糖尿病的飲料。

婆羅洲高級大米

在沙巴旅行時必須嘗試的最具標誌性的食物之一就是婆羅洲巴里奧大米,它具有不同類型的穀物和顏色。 對於當地農民而言,這種著名的稻米像黃金一樣珍貴,他們寧願賣掉額外的收入而不是用自己的盤子食用,這種稻米大小恰到好處,與日本的珍珠米一樣美味。

例如,我確實向那些從未訪問過馬來西亞沙巴州亞庇的人推薦,您必須在一日遊期間訪問加雅街週日市場。 這是最好的市場之一,值得去探索。 讓它像兩個小時一樣探索周圍,因為它會非常擁擠。 對於去過那裡的人來說,您獲得的最佳體驗是什麼?:)

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Gaya Street Sunday Market

Going to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Sabah very soon? Gaya Street is the main street of the Market. Gaya street has lot of shops surround there and the most famous part is the Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sunday market is running in Gaya street on every Sunday morning from 6am until 12pm. It is the one of the top tourist attraction must be plan to have a visit. You will be experiencing with the local cultures, foodies, beverages, clothes etc….

Other than delicious snacks, sweet fruits, affordable textiles, and pretty handcrafting, there are also some extraordinary activities ongoing on Gaya Street that you can’t or barely see elsewhere.  

Please note: Gaya Street starts around 7.00 am (only on Sunday) and reach its peak at 9.00 am, be sure to reach there as early as you can. If you are driving, the only thing to avoid traffic congestion is to go as early as possible. The jam always start around 7am, it is because the Sunday market is running on the main street which mean the street is blocking, that’s why the street is traffic after the road being close.

History

Regarding to the History of the Gaya Street, this is originally named Bond Street, Gaya Street is located in the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District has been the center of business for over a hundred years. The wooden shops with Nipah roofs are long gone but here is where generations-old family businesses are still thriving passed down from father to son.

On every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair, local families would gather in Gaya Street to buy their whole week necessities if not just wandering along the street and enjoy the morning walk.

Main Street

The main Gaya Street consists of over-sized umbrella stalls stacking along the streets, and you would need to spend at least one hour in order to visit all the stalls. There are tons of merchandises being display along the street, from daily necessities to tourist’s favorite, so stick with them and learn more about Gaya Street and local cultures

You will be very hungry after exploring the street. There are also great restaurants on both sides of the streets selling local breakfast which definitely worth a try. 

Traditional Malaysian Kuih-Muih

Regarding to the photo taken above, these are local Malaysia Kuih-muih made by the Malay people. Malay people is defined as Malaysia Muslim/Islamic people. But these are mostly Hakka’s people made it, very professional in making traditional pastries and being handed down for generations, few must-try pastries including – Pork Rice Dumpling, Green Bean Pastries, Pandan-Coconut Roll and Rainbow Layer Cake. 

These traditional pastries are selling in a small portion, it enables you to pick a more different option and serves as a perfect treat while walking along the busy Sunday street. The kuih-muih is cost RM0.50 each which is very cheap and worth for a try.

Malay Cultures

Photo Taken at the Malay instrumental booth somewhere in the main street

First of all, Malay is defined as the Malaysian Muslim/Islamic people. Their cultures are very interesting and you should understand and get some knowledge about their culture. Regarding to the picture shown above, i was experience the Malay instrumental at the musical booth. It was remind me of the African culture. This drum pretty much similar with the African Drum.

In a gist, Malays are an Austronesian ethnic group and nation native to the Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra of Indonesia and coastal Borneo, as well as the smaller islands which lie between these locations — areas that are collectively known as the Malay world. These locations are today part of the nations of Brunei and Malaysia (two of the modern-Malay nation state), Indonesia, Singapore, and southern Thailand.

There is considerable genetic, linguistic, cultural, and social diversity among the many Malay subgroups, mainly due to hundreds of years of immigration and assimilation of various regional ethnicity and tribes within Maritime Southeast Asia. Historically, the Malay population is descended primarily from the earlier Malayic-speaking Austronesians and Austroasiatic tribes who founded several ancient maritime trading states and kingdoms, notably Brunei, Kedah, Langkasuka, Gangga Negara, Chi Tu, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pahang, Melayu and Srivijaya.

Malaysia has a rich cultural life, much of which revolves around the traditional festivities of its diverse population. The major Muslim holidays are Hari Raya Puasa (“Holiday of Fasting”), or Aidilfitri, to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and Hari Raya Haji (“Holiday of the Pilgrimage”), or Aidiladha, to celebrate the culmination of the season of pilgrimage to mecca. Buddhists honour the life of the Buddha on Hari Wesak (“Wesak Day”), and Chinese Malaysians celebrate Chinese New Year. Deepavali, a Hindu festival of lights spanning several days, is observed by many Indian Malaysians, while Christmas is the principal holiday of the Christian Community. On most of these holidays, it is customary to host an “open house,” where guests are treated to Malaysian delicacies and hospitality. A holiday that spans all ethnic groups and religions is Hari Kebangsaan (National Day), a celebration of Malaysia’s independence on August 31.

I also want to clarify sport of Malaysia. Sports in Malaysia are a mixture of traditional and Western games. From the mid-19th century, British expatriates introduced soccer, cricket, events, and rugby to the peninsula; they formed a number of clubs and organized competitions. The Malaysia Cup (formerly the H.M.S. Malaya Cup), first contested in 1921, is the country’s premier football competition.

Traditional sports also enjoy local popularity. Top-spinning (main gasing) competitions are seriously contested, with winning tops often spinning for well over an hour. In some areas, top spinning is not merely a random pastime but is associated with the agricultural cycle. Kite flying also is a favourite activity, as are bird-singing contests, which may feature hundreds of birds, all with unique songs. Sepak takraw (“kick ball”) is a uniquely Southeast Asian game (now played in other regions) that is similar to volleyball but is played with a woven rattan ball and without using the hands. The sport is internationally competitive, and Malaysia has fronted winning teams.

These are Malay Gongs.

This is Malay Gongs. It is one of their traditional music instrument. When it comes to souvenirs, you can consider buying these local handcrafts that strongly emphasize the art of Borneo which includes – Rafflesia, Gong & Seruling (a musical instruments), and Proboscis Monkey. Some stalls even offer custom handmade on the spot service if you willing to pay more for the exclusiveness. 

Today, the Malays, Malaysia’s largest ethnic group, make up more than 50% of the population. In Malaysia, the term Malay refers to a person who practices Islam and Malay traditions, speaks the Malay language and whose ancestors are Malays. Their conversion to Islam from Hindustan and Theravada Buddhism began in the 1400s, largely influenced by the decision of the royal court of Melaka. The Malays are known for their gentle mannerism and rich arts heritage. Traditional Malay dance in Malaysia can be classified into 3 primarily categories. Court Dance, Folk Dance of the West Malaysia and East Malaysia are widely practiced in Malaysia.

Court Dance started as entertainment for the Royal Households of Malaysia. The style is very graceful and the movements are slow, sustained and controlled. Most of the Court dances begin in seated position then slowly to a kneeling or standing position. Such dances used to be performed for the public in many places. As for Folk Dance, these dances are always associated with joyous occasions for the community. Folk Dance is popular but the origins are unclear. Most of the dances use hand-held props that are easily recognisable. Some of these dances can be traced to animistic beliefs and rituals. Since the 15th century, Malaysia had tremendous influx of traders and missionaries that brought with them their own culture, tradition and beliefs. Folk Dance is quite alive in eastern Malaysia. These dances are simply yet beautiful. The style appears to be without tensions or muscular action and fairly relaxed. The dance movement often depicts nature, life in jungle, movement of birds and others. The major differences of Folk Dances in East and West are the dancers, musicians and musical instruments. Dancer’s costumes are very ornate and often with an elaborate headgear and other accessories in the East. Primarily a 4 stringed, elongated guitar for the Sarawakian Dance and the Kulintantan for the Sabahan Dance. These instruments are mostly handmade and very artistic. They are many Malay Dances; Joget, Silat and Dikir Barat are some examples.

Traditional Malay Herb & Medicines

The herbal roots and fungus are originated from the local state while medicines in fine packaging are imported from Indonesia, they don’t smell bad at all and in fact, some Malay even suggests that these traditional medicines are actually efficacious and use broadly in their daily life. Among Malay Ladies, there is also a special beverage called “Jamu” (yellowish color, a strong galangal brew) that they would consume daily which is said to be a very good natural remedy for beauty. 

Apart from Herbal Medicines, Gaya Street also a bargain paradise when it comes to hunting for fashion and textiles. The best selling item would be the colorful pattern of batik scarfs which is the best symbol to proves that you had been to Malaysia. Don’t be surprised if you happen to stumble across someone who actually wears similar like you in Gaya Street because it just shows that you both practically have the same taste!

Professional Calligraphy

You might see it as a normal calligraphy master in the street, then how about if we tell you that he’s a pure Indian with a Chinese name? Yes, his name is Huang Poh Lo aka N.Poolohgasingam (N.Polo) the man below the wind and very into Chinese & Shah-Rumi Al-Arabia Calligraphy. You can pinpoint his stall within the Gaya Street and request him to custom write specific word characters (different sizes) at a little extra charge. 

If you would like to buy his book marky, it would be charge RM5 each only which is good and billion.

For extra info about the market, who needs a visit to high-end massage parlor when you can actually get a cheaper one in Gaya Street?  They actually consist of Malay and Filipinos who are expert in performing simple neck/foot massage to visitors across the street. Based by the locals, this massage service is operating every day and available all day long at a specific area around Gaya Street, so walk around the street and ask those locals if you really in need of some great massage!

Gaya Street Vegetable Market

Gaya Street situated behind shop row is known as the Sabahan Paradise – a vegetable market which sustains the local needs on vegetable, fruits, and spices throughout the whole week. This is the place where local people would gather and do their grocery shopping since the product is fresh and naturally grown by local farmers. Some interesting yet never seen before vegetable and fruit are also available in this market, you might need to ask the store owner for the proper usage regarding it.  

Wild vegetables and roots could be real delicacies provided if you know the correct way to cook and preparing it while Sabah indigenous are categorized as one of them. Akar Wali – has a rattan-like brownish appearance, its stem can be used to boil with water and serve as a drink which is effective on controlling diabetes.  

Borneo Premium Rice

One of the most iconic food that you must try while traveling in Sabah is none other than the Borneo Bario Rice which has different types of grains and colors. This famed rice is as precious as gold for local farmers that they would rather sell for extra income instead of serving it on their own plate, the grain is in perfect size which known to be as delicious as the Japanese Pearl Rice. 

For instance, I do recommended to those whoever never visit Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Sabah, you must visit this Gaya Street Sunday Market during your visit one day. It is one of the best market and it is worth to go to explore. Make it like 2 hours explore around as it would be very crowded. For those who have been there, what the best experience you gain 🙂

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