This vibrant Sunday market along Jalan Satok, comes alive Saturday afternoon when local traders from the outskirts of Kuching peddle their wares.
Catch a glimpse of the fat squirming grubs, sieet, or unique wild ferns midin and other jungle produce sold in makeshift stalls by the roadside, or simply on empty rice sacks lain on the ground.
The place truly comes alive with a riot of colours, smells and dialects as the locals converge to buy their weekly produce.
Traders sell handicrafts, clothes, fresh produce, food and drinks and much more. This is also an excellent excuse for picture taking opportunities.
Take an outing to the market, and be prepared to face a bevy of smiles, fierce haggling and friendly faces in the true Sarawakian warmth and charm.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite strolling through the market, head for one of the local chinese coffee shops for breakfast. The perfect way to start the day, if you ask the regulars, is with a cup of strong Sarawakian coffee and a pau, or bun, stuffed with savoury meat.
How to get there
By Foot or Taxi.
The Jalan Satok Sunday Market is at the junction of Jalan Satok and Jalan Palm, opposite the Miramar Cinema.
Buses 4a and 4b from the Matang transport Company bus station on Jalan P. Ramlee or from the post office go to the market. It is a 5 minute bus ride.
Kuching, Sarawak’s state capital, offers a full range of accommodation, from basic backpacker’s hostels to 5-star hotels.