Fish monger at SAFMA jetty
Majority of the fishing vessel owners are Chinese entrepreneurs from peninsula and Sarawak who turned to Sabah because of Sabah's reputation for seafood.
Fees per landing is amount to
RM70 to RM120.
While the majority of the
fishermen are from the peninsula and Sarawak, the vendors and
wholesalers comprise foreign migrants.
2009-03-20 FRI 08:00
(operated by Sejahtera Bumimas Sdn Bhd)
SAFMA jetty is too small and has become overcrowded nowadays.
Sabah Fish Marketing (SAFMA)
SAFMA fish market - Seafood and fish market, and is also the port of landing fishes directly from boat at 3 am which people can come and retail buy at wholesale.
|Workers arrange baskets full of different kinds of fish for customers at the Kota Kinabalu central fish market in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah on June 14, 2015. Kota Kinabalu fish market is blessed with plenty of freshly caught seafood from the South China Sea.|
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Relocation & Redevelopment of Pulau Gaya
• Ma’ang Hill Resort Development
• YTL Resort in Pulau Gaya
• Karambunai Integrated Resort
• South China Sea Place (Ming Garden)
• Development of Kokol Hill
• Gondola at Inobong Substation, Penampang
• Expansion of Diving Academy
• Tanjung Dumpil Resort
• Water Taxi, Sports & Maritime Centre
• Development of Wet Market / Safma
CENTRAL MARKET of Kota Kinabalu
PASAR BESAR KOTA KINABALU
Kota Kinabalu Central Market
|The Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu (Kota
Kinabalu Central Market) is a three acres area of market complex at
the Water front.
The complex consists of 5 markets:
The whole market complex is locally called Filipino Markets (Pasar Filipina) because majority of the stalls are run by Filipino who originally immigrants from Philippines.
Aside from the Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu or the Central Market along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, there are specialized markets along the same street.
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Market at Kota Kinabalu’s Pasar Besar
Sabah is known throughout Malaysia as
having some of the best and cheapest seafood and its all on display
at Kota Kinabalu’s Fish Market.
As a tourist to the Fish Market you
can witness the fishermen busy themselves with sorting their catch
and stacking it for sale, and experience the buzz of the market at
sellers eye buyers, waiting for the best moment to pitch for and
close a sale.
Flanking the Fish Market on either side, the Philippino Market on the left and an informal parkinglot market on the right, offers the closest venues to the Fish Market where you can get the delicious seafood prepared on the spot.
|Central Market is immediately opposite the KK
Plaza on Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens.
Sandwich between the Central Market and the sea, is the Fish Market, which is painted with maroon on the outside.
And next to the Central Market along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens are three smaller markets namely the Fruits Market, Handicraft Market, and the Dry Sea Product Market.
Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu or the
Central Market along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen
Sabah Fishery Marketing Agency (Safma)
CENTRAL MARKET of Kota Kinabalu
RELOCATION & REDEVELOPMENT OF KK CENTRAL MARKET
To enhance the beauty of the coastal of KK – walkway
connecting KKWC to JWC
Enablers Required to make it happen
Key outcome / benefit of this project
PROPOSED PLAN – RELOCATION AND REDEVELOPMENT OF THE WET MARKET
|The KK Central Market
The market is situated near to the waterfront, just across the road to KK Plaza. It is an oblong two storey building with rows and rows of fresh leafy, root and bean vegetables, local (banana, papaya, star fruit, avocado pear, pineapple, dragon fruit, coconut, honeydew, red and yellow water melon, jack fruit, local thin-skin green orange, lime, etc) and imported fruits (apple, orange, grape, plum, nectarine, lychee, longan, kiwi, persimmon, etc) and salted dried sea products (salt fish, dried prawns, ikan bilis, dried cuttle fish, etc).
During the fruit season, normally in August, the market stalls display a riot of colourful and exotic fruits. Sights and smells fill the market atmosphere as locals rush for their favourites. Many local fruits make their yearly appearance and are on sale at reasonable prices. The visitor can find piles of purplish mangosteens, pale yellowy langsats, fiery red hairy rambutans, lime green mangoes, bristle-skin yellowy soft darap, hardy dukun, and last but not least the king of fruits – yes, the thorny skin durian, a fruit that smells like hell and taste like heaven (whatever that means!).
At one end of the building it is spice heaven. Hawkers ply their vast variety of ground and whole dried spices – all types of mix for curry powder, cinnamon, dried pepper corns, dried and powdered chilly, coriander seeds, cumin, star anise, nutmeg, tumeric, grated coconut, etc. The air is thick and pungent with the aroma of freshly ground spices.
At the other end of the building there are the pork and slaughtered chicken stalls. The upper level of the building is a food heaven where many food stalls serve both the locals and the visitors. In addition there are stores selling clothing, bags and shoes.
The fish market building projects into the waterfront at the back of the main market. Unlike shopping malls, fresh produce markets like these open very early in the morning. There will be hustling and bustling as early as 4 am daily. People buy their supply of fresh fish very early and this place is a hive of intense activity as vendors and buyers bargain over their choices. Prices fluctuate depending on the supply and demand curve. Common types of sea food found here are the various types of mackerel, mullet, mud crabs, tuna, black and white pomfret, prawns, cockles, clams, coral fish, shrimps, scallops, sword fish, sardines, ray fish, red snapper, grouper, turbot, etc. Less than a km from the main market is the Pilipino Market. Here is the place for locals and visitors to buy ethnic decorative and functional handicrafts and carvings made from sea shells, wood, bark, coconut shells, cord, bamboo, etc.
There are lots of freshwater and sea pearls in all sizes and
shapes, believed to be mostly cultured, for sale here. These are fashioned into
earrings, rings, bracelets and chains, and are popular with the ladies. Fruits
such as young coconuts, yellow mangoes and dried preserved sea food are also for
sale here. In the day time this is a crowded place frequented by locals and
visitors alike. It is closed at night. For night shopping and bargain hunting,
the visitor can try his/her skills in the open air night market near to the
Sinsuran shops. This is a favourite bargain spot for inexpensive items like fake
branded watches (Rolex), shoes, clothes, bags, umbrellas, leather belts,
handicrafts, souvenirs, imitation jewellery, baby wear, sunglasses, pens, etc.