Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, friendly inhabitants and historical buildings. One place you should go to in Kuching is the amazing Satok Market that offers a variety of goods on sale that will absolutely thrill you to no end.
Satok Market in Kuching, or known as Pasar Satok in the local Malay language, is at Jalan Satok. Satok Market in Kuching has long been a part of this city’s urban and social landscape for decades. A good number of Kuching residents would visit this delightful Satok Market as part of their weekend activities. The Satok Market in Kuching starts every Saturday at 2pm and goes on until Sunday noontime. The Satok Market in Kuching is not far from the town centre. You could even walk to Satok Market from the town centre or you could take a short taxi ride from the Kuching Waterfront.
Due to its longevity, Kuching residents have long considered Satok Market as being the best place in Kuching to get a variety of goods such as fresh produce, foodstuff such as sarawak kek lapis, jungle products such as midin and sago worms, live animals and local handicrafts. As you enter this vibrant Satok Market you are guaranteed be amazed by the lively atmosphere and the number of goods being on offer here. There is so much to choose from! You will spend hours on end browsing to your heart’s content. The best time to experience the vibrant atmosphere of Satok is during Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
You can see the vendors and their various stalls lining up the Satok Market area starting from Saturday afternoon. They would always display their goods in an eye-catching manner to attract visitors to their stalls. You cannot help but marvel at the creative way they display their wares regardless whether it is fresh produce or local foodstuff. The meat and fish stalls at Satok Market are also worth browsing through. The sight of fresh poultry, meat and the various types of fish adds to the already vibrant and colourful atmosphere of Satok Market.
The food stalls at Satok Market offer a wide range of mouth-watering Sarawak cuisine such as laksa, mi kolok and many more for you to try out if you are feeling hungry. The beverages on offer here are no less impressive, ranging from fresh coconut juice to the ever-popular buah mata kucing juice. One notable stall you should visit here in Satok Market is the one that sells potato twist, deep-fried thin strips of potatoes on skewers mixed with a good selection of dips. You should try it out. It is that delicious!
Apart from the fresh produce and food, you can also find traditional handicrafts such as magnificent potteries, hardware and colourful clothing in Satok Market. These stalls are at the south of the pedestrian overpass. You can get good bargains on beautiful batik shirts and other t-shirts. You can also find various types of beautiful flowers on sale at the nearby plant stalls. If you walk further on, you will come across stalls selling live animals such as fish, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. It seems that you can get almost everything under the sun here in Satok Market, don’t you think so?
With a lot of wonderful things to look at in Satok Market, it is indeed a place that you must not miss out visiting if you are in Kuching. Don’t miss out on the captivating and colourful Satok Market now.