This is the weekly tamu in Donggongon. Although the Kota Belud tamu and the Gaya Street Sunday market are better known in Sabah, visitors to Sabah should not miss out on this Donggongon tamu which is just outside KK, only about 15 minutes drive from the city. It is held on every Thursdays and Fridays.
For most of the native folks this tamu is more than a weekly market; it is a social event that offers them the chance to meet, trade food, goods and news. This tamu actually starts on Wednesday evening when villagers from afar starts arriving with their produce. Most will camp in the tamu ground itself.
Look at all these produce that were laid out on the floor as all the stalls were taken up.
Dried seafood section
Dried squid, dried shrimp, dried fish, ikan bilis...
Anyone for fresh water eels?..These are very popular with the natives
Chopping boards, the biggest one on the left is about 2 1/2' in diameter!For sale - orchid in full bloom
Traditional costume of the Kadazan
rattan baskets, hats
The young father sells onions, garlic and potatoes by the side
...on top of the the stall she was manning
-- it had only 2 bottles of homemade chilli sauce, 2 packets of tuhau, chilli padi, and some medicinal leaves on display.
tuhau, shoots of a ginger family
pickle tuhau, an acquired taste
yeast for making lihing (rice wine)
A certified medicine man!
with his various remedies for any ailments you might have