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There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection. There are times when I'm not able to blog, If you have any questions or queries Do seek me out in Facebook and I will try my best to help you out.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sabah: Sunday Market - Part 1



It was Sunday morning.
One of the special occasion that takes place here.
The Sunday Market in Gaya Street.
We had breakfast here and
had the window shopping in this unique place.
Personally, there is nothing much to shout about.

It is very hot and humid,
you can drink all you can and still feel that heat.

(and its very uncomfortable,
as you sweat and the sweat dries up in an instant
and you feel that sticky oily feeling)

I have manage to capture what
they actually sell in this special market.
(only open on Sundays from morning till noon)
Most of the pictures here are basically plants.
You can literally find someone selling plant
material at every 3 - 4 intervals.

I had just captured the ones that look unique and interesting to me.
OK - Let the picture do the talking now.

Additional Notes:

Do click for the next post for the PART 2
- it had followed up below instead of the top.
(sorry, my mistake)




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Orchids sold in bunches
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Miniature orchids.
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These are moss rose - not sure why they are sold like these.
(probably its a norm)
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These are local vegetables (they are not salads)
These requires to be cooked properly before eaten.
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The lady is selling avacadoa and mangoes, in front are chinese medicinal herbs
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Another Moss Rose plant
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Seemed to be cheap - a bunch for RM1.00 (without soil or pot)
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Madagascar Periwinkle - this is a white version.
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Seen it around but forgot its name.
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Varigated bougavilleas
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Coloured hedgehog (hope they don't release this in the wild)
They are not native here & saw in documentaries that they create havoc in the wild invading the native animals especially destroying the endangerous species (bird nest)
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Some of the varities of the star bromeliads
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I really can't remember this one...
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Varigated Bird Nest Fern
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Nice collection of cacti
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Some bonsai plant
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Lovely chinese croton plant in hanging basket
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I don't have this type - Flaming violet (even the flower is in pink)
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Few varities of pothos.
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So many cacti - lovely.
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Oh.. How I wish I got this mother in law tongue - varigated plant.
So innocently pure.
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Cactus.. cactus.. and cactus....
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They even sell water lettuce here
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I got this trailing watermelon begonia in my garden!
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Varigated dumbcane
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Bromeliad in flower
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This is a loofa
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Lime and some herbal vine (medicinal)
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Another variety of lime known as limau purut.
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Tree plant sold with their labels - this one is also known as Ylang Ylang
(Michelia champaca) I really love the scent.
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This is a curry leaf plant (I also got this in my garden)
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Orchids..orchids.. and more orchids..
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These are water apples (few different varieties sold here)
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Pomeloes
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This is a locally known as "pinang" - bettel nut, notice the older ones had already sprouted.
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11 comments:

  1. Hi James! Very colorful market! I know very few plants among those in the pictures. I love the Agave (if it's Agave), cacti and all big leaf tropical plants. Orchids, of course are beautiful in any part of the world. I also like fruit shown, although I don't know their names. Thank you!

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  2. The market place is my favourite 'hangout' whenever I travel. That's where we can watch the local people's culture and norms. Wow, I can spend the whole day here.

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  3. Wow, there are so many plants in the market. If I was there, I will be in big trouble. Orchids in bunch? I guess it is cheap that way! Where is this place? why do they have Chinese labels everywhere?

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  4. Tatyana - I have updated the names again, hope it helps to identify some of the plants.

    Belle - Do check out part 2 - and if possible, check my other blog where I had put all the rest of the pictures (but they are not anyway garden or plant related)

    Ami - I find the plants are more expensive compared to the mainland (Peninsular) This is in Sabah (North Borneo). I guess the seller wrote for the benefit of the chinese people who might also do their marketing here.

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  5. Hi James, did you buy any? I love those moss roses sold in bundles like that. I'll probably buy some that I don't have. But if in Sabah, then, perhaps not. They may survive the journey. Also, the prices on the tags are high. Nonetheless, the varieties are good. Nice market to see plants :-D

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  6. That is surely an entertaining and educational market. Those loofa are cool. Colored hedgehogs...stranger!

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  7. Stephanie - I didn't buy any. Firstly - they seemed to be expensive and the air flight services prohibits taking any life plants on board. I had an experience where I had throw away a nice pine tree I had found in my last holiday in Langkawi.

    Rosey - yes, cool & strange - you should check out the complete collection of all the pictures of the market in my other blog.
    Do check it out - its in the Part 2, link.

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  8. Wow! That's some lovely collection you have here, James! Looks like you had your camera's battery fully charged, huh! ;-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I would spend hours in this market! There are so many plants here. Bet you had a good time there too.

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