Is anyone here who is a loyal fan of Sunday Market? Or, you are just going there for the sack of Caprila Ice Cream? Frankly speaking, sometimes ice cream and cactus is my motivator to complete my short trip to Gaya Street. Haha.
My dad loves the Gaya Street. He will always bring us when we were younger. Most of the time, the street is just a normal street for cars to pass by. Then, the street will be close and transform to a mega fair or bazaar every Sunday morning. This is the place where locals or natives sell their products and goods. Moreover, the citizens of the KK City will also purchase the things that they need. For them, Sunday Market Gaya Street is like a one stop centre. You can find almost anything here.
Gaya Street used to be known as Bond Street back in 1950’s. It has been the centre of business for over hundred years in the heart of the city. Built in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Gaya Street is one of the main streets that the shop houses were used in the traditional way – where the residents or shop owners will take the upper floor of the building as their home and the ground floor will be a place for their business.
Well, my grandparents used to own a tailor shop there. Sadly, it did not operate since the 1990’s. But I do remember there’s like a hidden door to go upstairs from our shop. Fun times.
What are the highlights or special things that I should explore?
Browse through local handicrafts and souvenirs to modern clothing, food and drinks, Chinese medicines, plants (which I fancy the most) and many more. And, oh – Caprila Ice Cream (favourite childhood ever since).
Now, what are you waiting for? Try out your bargaining skills!