Last Update on 26-3-2013 TUE 8:12AM
Medan Niaga Satok
Petra Jaya New Township
Medan Niaga Satok Complex
|A Business Complex
Sarawak State Government Funded
RM 22,383,000 for Complex
Managed by Sara Urusharta Sdn.Bhd.
A Market Complex
Malaysia Federal Government Funded
Rm 40 Millions for Complex
Sarawak State Government Funded
1) Bilik Solat
2) Public Washroom
|1||Block A -||Administrative Building|
|2||Block B Wet Market||Wet Foods - Fish
|3||Block C Dry Market||Jungle Products
Kek Lapis and
|4||Block D Plaza & Kafeteria|
|5||Block E Benteng Food Court||Foods and Drinks|
|6||Pasar Borong Wholesale Market 批發市場||Vegitable and Fruits and Cakes|
|7||Tapak Pasar Mingu/Tamu
|The Old Satok Market
THE relocation of the well known
old Satok Market to new Medan Niaga Satok is inevitable because the
old market has grown too huge and vibrant to be in the middle of
Sunday Market is the main attraction of this landmark for foreign tourists. The Sunday market stretches from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, offering a wide variety of deep jungle produces.
It has a continuous flow of customers in the thousands as there are numerous residential areas along Jalan Nanas, Jalan Rubber, Jalan Pisang and Jalan Muhibbah, which lead to 13 Malay villages.
A small market has outgrown its purpose and hence comes with other problems like traffic congestion and unhygienic disposal of waste. By then a 1,200 hawkers livelihood depends on the old Satok market, the migration to a batter promising land is more than just about congestion and cleanliness.
Given time, the present new place next to Kubah Ria is located with better facilities and modern infrastructure.
Kubah Ria is a new development designed by town planners as a must-stop tourist attraction through the creation of a new business hub.
Before construction the new market, Kubah Ria is already a newly completed complex of popular food court and shopping center. The Federal Government allocated additional RM15 million to further its expansion at the surround empty area.
Now with a new wide market site, the hawkers will be able to trade daily in an orderly manner and in a more hygienic environment.
Ultimately, this consolidated new place will attract even more tourist once this new business township is better known.
Foreseeing a blooming new tourist destination in Sarawak, Jalan Matang, the road to this new business hub, has been upgraded to dual carriageway providing better access to and from the market site. The Rm 10 millions road fund came from Sarawak Government.
Kuching North Mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahab Abang Julai said they understood
KUCHING: Medan Niaga Satok, the new premises of the Satok Weekend
Market here, has opened to massive traffic congestion.
Medan Niaga Satok has approximately 1,000 car parking bays, but
many are used as trading spaces during the weekend, leaving what
little space left for visitors to park.
KUCHING: Medan Niaga Satok is set to become a model market for the country, said Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Datuk Seri Noh Omar on January 28, 2013, Monday
He said among supporting activities that could be held at the market were entrepreneurship programmes and food processing courses.
“Participants from outside Sarawak will also be encouraged to
visit and learn from Medan Niaga Satok.”
Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who also spoke, said the market was an important landmark to highlight rapid developments taking place in the area.
Medan Niaga Satok is divided into seven zones; sunday market, wet
market (Block B), dry market (Block C), plaza (Block D), wholesale
market, food stalls (Benteng) and the Federal Agriculture Marketing
Authority (FAMA) office.
The complex would use modern technology where market waste will
be treated before being discharged to the Sarawak River.
SATOK WEEKEND MARKET
Medan Niaga Satok
The affectionately-called Satok Market, which is operational on
Saturdays and Sundays, is now located at Medan Niaga Satok effective
1st Jan 2013. It is renowned for the native ladies who set up shop
here selling fruit and vegetables, but there are also many good
Chinese and Malay stalls. Goods on offer include handicrafts, forest
produce (including delicious wild honey), pets of all descriptions,
orchid plants, live fish, and a whole range of local snacks and
It is located adjacent to Kubah Ria, a popular eatery fronting the Sarawak river.Kopi O Corner, Kubah Ria
Operating since 1992, this is Kopi O Corner’s third branch. The first branch situated at Satok (Next to MARA building just nearby St Joseph’s primary school) while the second latest branch is at Kota Samarahan, just directly in front of UNIMAS.
Being in the food industry is not easy. Therefore, 21 years is definitely an achievement. Kopi O Corner newest branch at Kubah Ria is still the same style of dining, casual eating of comfort and good food. Kopi O Corner has a wide variety of food to offer and today I had the chance to try some new menu.
INDEX of Kuching City April 16, 2013 08:48:20 PM