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Kota Kinabalu Night Market

Listed under Food Markets in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

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The night market in Kota Kinablu, which sets up at around 5 pm or so in the evening adjacent to the Filipino Market, is easily one of the best markets I’ve ever visited. It’s similar to the Zanzibar night market, but larger with even more food.

It was such an amazing place that I actually would wait around in my guest house all day doing little but waiting for the late afternoon to arrive.

The atmosphere was incredible, and though the market was buzzing with action, it was an island style action – not the aggressive kind of market action that you experience in big cities.

Speed boats would zoom to the edge of the market dropping off a boat full of people while energetic kids would strip down to their undies to take dip.

The sunsets over the calm ocean of Kota Kinabalu were breathtaking.

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Written by  Mark Wiens.

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