Putatan holds their tamu on Saturdays and Sundays. About half the space at the tamu is covered by permanent structure. The other half (photo above) is under temporary tents. When it gets dark, this section is lit by using kerosene lamps (pump pressure).
She couldn’t stop laughing, while her friends teased her about being photographed for a magazine. I love the friendly atmosphere and the hospitality I enjoyed at this market. Oh.. ‘kakak’ in Malay means ‘elder sister”. It is the informal way to address a lady older than yourself.
~ B l a c k m a g i c ~
Putatan is a bustling township about 15 km from the center of Kota Kinabalu City. Every Saturday and Sunday, it holds a ‘tamu’.. a weekly market which is very popular for its local produce.
Tamus (weekly markets) throughout Sabah:-
Sunday: Kota Kinabalu, Kota Marudu, Sikuati, Kota Belud, Tuaran, Putatan, Papar, Membakut, Tenom
Thursday: Donggongon, Telipok, Tenghilan, Pekan Nabalu, Sipitang, Tambunan, Keningau
Friday: Donggongon, Sunsuron, Weston, Mesapol, Kundasang
Saturday: Putatan, Babagon, Kinarut, Beaufort, Sindumin, Matunggong, Ranau (tamu besar every 1st of the month)
Photographer making his way through the crowded street. Everyone is looking at something. That includes a text message. Gaya Street is closed to vehicles on Sundays from 6 a.m. to about 1 p.m.
Lady did very well in blouse with earth colour stripes and black trims, topped with a maroon headscarf. Donggongong township holds their tamu (weekly market) on Thursdays and Fridays. Some of the people here move from tamu to tamu as each district holds their tamu on separate days of the week.